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K AESNDOLYN S! E GW N I BA MY BOYFRIEND WON’T LEAVE MY HOUSE! Dear Gwendolyn: For the past five years I have been trying to get my boyfriend to leave my house. We met at a church event. My mother had insisted I go. She was concerned that I would never meet a mate staying at home – never going anywhere except work and back. I was excited when we first met but I soon discovered he was not that good Christian man. In fact, I realized he was a thief. I live in an apartment with my two children. This house guest of mine has never worked. He just sits around all day drinking, doing drugs, and watching x-rated movies. My two children are school age and I work an eight hour job. What do I need to do in order to get him to leave? I am afraid to use force. Rita

Dear Rita: It is unbelievable that it has taken you five years to rid your house of an undesirable (rat). I hope this is a lesson to be learned by other desperate lonely man-hunting females. Meeting in church is another indication that the saying is false of: “All church going men are good and all non-religious (sinners) are bad.” Let me tell you this: Next time you try to find Mr. Right do not allow him to move in. Only meet men who have their own place of living. I am sure you are aware you are in a dangerous situation. That is why you are choosing not to use force and that is wise. The best option you have may be to give up your apartment and move in with a relative or friend. This of course would be on a temporary basis. When this is done inform your boyfriend that the people you are staying with will not let him move in. Be careful Rita. Men have been known to kill women when they are being put out. Just don’t count on him leaving in the winter. Unscrupulous men never vacate --- in the cold.

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MLK'S “LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL” Excerpt

Written April 16, 1963

My Dear Fellow Clergymen: …We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God given rights. The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence, but we still creep at horse and buggy pace toward gaining a cup of coffee at a lunch counter. Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, “Wait.” But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society; when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky, and see her beginning to distort her personality by developing an unconscious bitterness toward white people; when you have to concoct an answer for a five year old son who is asking: “Daddy, why do white people treat colored people so mean?”; when you take a cross county drive and find it necessary to sleep night after night in the uncomfortable corners of your automobile because no motel will accept you; when you are humiliated day in and day out by nagging signs reading “white” and “colored”; when your first name becomes “nigger,” your middle name becomes “boy” (however old you are) and your last name becomes “John,” and your wife and mother are never given the respected title “Mrs.”; when you are harried by day and haunted by night by the fact that you are a Negro, living

constantly at tiptoe stance, never quite knowing what to expect next, and are plagued with inner fears and outer resentments; when you are forever fighting a degenerating sense of “nobodiness”--then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait. There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience. You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern. Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court’s decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in the public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.” Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority. Segregation, to use the terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, substitutes an Continued Page 10

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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. President Obama On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Memorial on the National Mall Speech Pres. Barack Obama

An earthquake and a hurricane may have delayed this day, but this is a day that would not be denied. For this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s return to the National Mall. In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it; a black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect. And Dr. King would be the first to remind us that this memorial is not for him alone. The movement of which he was a part depended on an entire generation of leaders. Many are here today, and for their service and their sacrifice, we owe them our everlasting gratitude. This is a mon-

ument to your collective achievement. Some giants of the civil rights movement -- like Rosa Parks and Dorothy Height, Benjamin Hooks, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth -- they’ve been taken from us these past few years. This monument attests to their strength and their courage, and while we miss them dearly, we know they rest in a better place. And finally, there are the multitudes of men and women whose names never appear in the history books -- those who marched and those who sang, those who sat in and those who stood firm, those who organized and those who mobilized -all those men and women who through countless acts of quiet heroism helped bring about changes few thought were even possible. “By the thousands,” said Dr. King, “faceless, anonymous, relentless young people, black and white… have taken our whole nation

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March on Washington in 1963. PHOTO/CORBUS

back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in the formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.” To those men and women, to those foot soldiers for justice, know that this monument is yours, as well. Nearly half a century has passed since that historic March on Washington, a day when thousands upon thousands gathered for jobs and for freedom. That is what our schoolchildren remember best when they

think of Dr. King -- his booming voice across this Mall, calling on America to make freedom a reality for all of God’s children, prophesizing of a day when the jangling discord of our nation would be transformed into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. It is right that we honor that march, that we lift up Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech -- for without that shining moment, without Dr. King’s glorious words, we might not have Continued Page 4

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FAITH What is it? Faith is an inward operation of the divine power which dwells in the contrite heart, and which has power to lay hold of the things not seen. Faith is a divine act; faith is God in the soul. God operates by His Son, and transforms the natural into the supernatural. Faith is active, never dormant; faith lays hold, faith is the hand of God, faith is the power of God, faith never fears, faith lives amid the greatest conflict, faith is always active, faith moves even things that cannot be moved. God fills us with His divine power, and sin is dethroned.”The just shall live by faith” Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38. You cannot live by faith until you are just (righteous). You cannot live by faith if you are unholy, or dishonest. Faith! Like precious faith, greater than the mind, body or any activity. Faith, a living power revealed in you the moment you believe, you have what you believe for. For faith is substance and evidence. You were not saved by feelings or experience. You were saved by the power of God the moment you believed the Word of God. God came in by His Word and laid the foundation. Faith is bursting up the old life by the power of God; the old life by the Word of God. You must come to God’s Book. His Word is our foundation. When we speak of the Word we speak of almighty power, a substance of rich dynamite diffusing through the human, displaying its might, and bringing all else into insignificance. Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Hebrews 11:1 now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers a sermon to the congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church. From Page 3

had the courage to come as far as we have. Because of that hopeful vision, because of Dr. King’s moral imagination, barricades began to fall and bigotry began to fade. New doors of opportunity swung open for an entire generation. Yes, laws changed, but hearts and minds changed, as well. Look at the faces here around you, and you see an America that is more fair and more free and more just than the one Dr. King addressed that day. We are right to savor that slow but certain progress -- prog-

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ress that’s expressed itself in a million ways, large and small, across this nation every single day, as people of all colors and creeds live together, and work together, and fight alongside one another, and learn together, and build together, and love one another. So it is right for us to celebrate today Dr. King’s dream and his vision of unity. And yet it is also important on this day to remind ourselves that such progress did not come easily; that Dr. King’s faith was hard-won; that it sprung out of a harsh reality and some bitter disappoint-

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ments. It is right for us to celebrate Dr. King’s marvelous oratory, but it is worth remembering that progress did not come from words alone. Progress was hard. Progress was purchased through enduring the smack of billy clubs and the blast of fire hoses. It was bought with days in jail cells and nights of bomb threats. For every victory during the height of the civil rights movement, there were setbacks and there were defeats. We forget now, but during his life, Dr. King wasn’t always considered a unifying figure. Even after rising to prominence, even after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King was vilified by many, denounced as a rabble rouser and an agitator, a communist and a radical. He was even attacked by his own people, by those who felt he was going too fast or those who felt he was going too slow; by those who felt he shouldn’t meddle in issues like the Vietnam War or the rights of union workers. We know from his own testimony the doubts and the pain this caused him, and

that the controversy that would swirl around his actions would last until the fateful day he died. I raise all this because nearly 50 years after the March on Washington, our work, Dr. King’s work, is not yet complete. We gather here at a moment of great challenge and great change. In the first decade of this new century, we have been tested by war and by tragedy; by an economic crisis and its aftermath that has left millions out of work, and poverty on the rise, and millions more just struggling to get by. Indeed, even before this crisis struck, we had endured a decade of rising inequality and stagnant wages. In too many troubled neighborhoods across the country, the conditions of our poorest citizens appear little changed from what existed 50 years ago -- neighborhoods with underfunded schools and broken-down slums, inadequate health care, constant violence, neighborhoods in which too many young people grow up with little hope and few prospects for the future. Our work is not done. And so on this day, in

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North Garland Baptist Fellowship Martin Luther King, Jr., talking with U.S. Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, D.C., December 1963.

which we celebrate a man and a movement that did so much for this country, let us draw strength from those earlier struggles. First and foremost, let us remember that change has never been quick. Change has never been simple, or without controversy. Change depends on persistence. Change requires determination. It took a full decade before the moral guidance of Brown v. Board of Education was translated into the enforcement measures of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, but

those 10 long years did not lead Dr. King to give up. He kept on pushing, he kept on speaking, he kept on marching until change finally came. (Applause.) And then when, even after the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act passed, African Americans still found themselves trapped in pockets of poverty across the country, Dr. King didn’t say those laws were a failure; he didn’t say this is too hard; he didn’t say, let’s settle for what we

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Martin Luther King Jr. talks with his daughter Yolanda on a swing in their backyard. From Page 5

got and go home. Instead he said, let’s take those victories and broaden our mis-

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sion to achieve not just civil and political equality but also economic justice; let’s fight for a living wage

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Martin Luther King leaving Harlem Hospital with wife Coretta Scott King in 1958. PHOTO/CORBUS

and better schools and jobs for all who are willing to work. In other words, when met with hardship,

when confronting disappointment, Dr. King refused to accept what he called the “isness” of today. He kept

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pushing towards the “oughtness” of tomorrow. And so, as we think about all the work that we must do -- rebuilding an economy that can compete on a global stage, and fixing our schools so that every child -- not just some, but every child -- gets a world-class education, and making sure that our health care system is affordable and accessible to all, and that our economic system is one in which everybody gets a fair shake and everybody does their fair share, let us not be trapped by what is. We can’t be discouraged by what is. We’ve got to keep pushing for what

ought to be, the America we ought to leave to our children, mindful that the hardships we face are nothing compared to those Dr. King and his fellow marchers faced 50 years ago, and that if we maintain our faith, in ourselves and in the possibilities of this nation, there is no challenge we cannot surmount. And just as we draw strength from Dr. King’s struggles, so must we draw inspiration from his constant insistence on the oneness of man; the belief in his words that “we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied Continued Next Page


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Pres. Obama on Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., funeral photo. Photo/Harry Benson

It led him [Dr. King] to see his charge not only as freeing black America from the shackles of discrimination, but also freeing many Americans says Pres. Obama. from Page 6

in a single garment of destiny.” It was that insistence, rooted in his Christian faith, that led him to tell a group of angry young protesters, “I love you as I love my own children,” even as one threw a rock that glanced off his neck. It was that insistence, that belief that God resides in each of us, from the high to the low, in the oppressor and the oppressed, that convinced him that people and systems could change. It fortified his belief in nonviolence. It permitted him to place his faith in a government that had fallen short of its ideals. It led him to see his charge not only as freeing black America from the shackles of discrimination, but also freeing many Americans from their own prejudices, and freeing Americans of every color from the depredations of poverty. And so at this moment, when our politics appear so sharply polarized, and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished, we need more

than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings. He calls on us to stand in the other person’s shoes; to see through their eyes; to understand their pain. He tells us that we have a duty to fight against poverty, even if we are well off; to care about the child in the decrepit school even if our own children are doing fine; to show compassion toward the immigrant family, with the knowledge that most of us are only a few generations removed from similar hardships. To say that we are bound together as one people, and must constantly strive to see ourselves in one another, is not to argue for a false unity that papers over our differences and ratifies an unjust status quo. As was true 50 years ago, as has been true throughout human history, those with power and privilege will often decry any call for change as “divisive.” They’ll say any challenge to the existing arrangements are unwise and destabilizing. Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King looks out from behind the bars of his jail cell in 1962 shortly after he and other integration demonstrators were arrested on trespassing charges at a local motel. PHOTO/CORBUS

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ing change, there must be the possibility of reconciliation; that any social movement has to channel this tension through the spirit of love and mutuality. If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street Continued Page 8

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MLK without demonizing all who work there; that the businessman can enter tough negotiations with his company’s union without vilifying the right to collectively bargain. He would want us to know we can argue fiercely about the proper size and role of government without questioning each other’s love for this country -- with the knowledge that in this democracy, government is no distant object but is rather an expression of our common commitments to one another. He would call on us to assume the best in each other rather than the worst, and challenge one another in ways that ultimately heal rather than wound.

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In the end, that’s what I hope my daughters take away from this monument. I want them to come away from here with a faith in what they can accomplish when they are determined and working for a righteous cause. I want them to come away from here with a faith in other people and a faith in a benevolent God. This sculpture, massive and iconic as it is, will remind them of Dr. King’s strength, but to see him only as larger than life would do a disservice to what he taught us about ourselves. He would want them to know that he had setbacks, because they will have setbacks. He would want them to know that he had doubts, because they

will have doubts. He would want them to know that he was flawed, because all of us have flaws. It is precisely because Dr. King was a man of flesh and blood and not a figure of stone that he inspires us so. His life, his story, tells us that change can come if you don’t give up. He would not give up, no matter how long it took, because in the smallest hamlets and the darkest slums, he had witnessed the highest reaches of the human spirit; because in those moments when the struggle seemed most hopeless, he had seen men and women and children conquer their fear; because he had seen hills and mountains made low and rough places made plain, and the crooked places made straight and God make a way out of no way. And that is why we honor this man -- because he had faith in us. And that is why he belongs on this Mall

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-- because he saw what we might become. That is why Dr. King was so quintessentially American -- because for all the hardships we’ve endured, for all our sometimes tragic history, ours is a story of optimism and achievement and constant striving that is unique upon this Earth. And that is why the rest of the world still looks to us to lead. This is a country where ordinary people find in their hearts the courage to do extraordinary things; the courage to stand up in the face of the fiercest resistance and despair and say this is wrong, and this is right; we will not settle for what the cynics tell us we have to accept and we will reach again and again, no matter the odds, for what we know is possible. That is the conviction we must carry now in our hearts. As tough as times Continued Page 10


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UNT DALLAS COLLEGE OF LAW NAMES FOUNDING DEAN OF DOWNTOWN LAW SCHOOL DALLAS -- Last week, University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee Jackson, announced sitting Dallas U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson as the Founding Dean of the UNT Dallas College of Law; on schedule for the opening of the Downtown Dallas location to begin accepting students in Fall 2014. The appointment marks another milestone in the creation of a public law school as a cornerstone of the overall University of North Texas at Dallas vision. Judge Furgeson will assume his duties as dean of the law school in April 2013. “I’m encouraged by the appointment of Judge Royal Furgeson as the Founding

In 2009, Senator West authored SB956, creating the city’s first and only public law school.

Dean of the UNT Dallas College of Law,” said Senator West. “His academic and legal career as a practitioner and most recently as a noted United States jurist brings a wealth of experience that will enable him to lead the development of the law

school program. “I’m excited and Dallas should be excited about his appointment,” said Senator West. “I look forward to working with him.” In 2009, Senator West authored SB956, creating the city’s first and only public law school. It will be located in Downtown Dallas, at the Old Municipal Building, once Dallas’s City Hall, at Harwood and Main Streets. Efforts to secure the UNT Dallas College of Law came to be through a partnership between the City of Dallas and the UNT System. The building was donated by the City of Dallas which will provide part of the funding for its renovation, along with the state. Overall funding for

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LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE For most of us, living our lives well is one of our greatest aspirations. This desire for a better life is evident by the things many do in search of it. For many living with excellence is about receiving an excellent education. So, we take the path of bettering ourselves through education with hopes and dreams of obtaining the good life. Some seek the proverbial good life through excellence in sports with hopes of receiving outstanding scholarships that they hope will lead to mega sports contracts. Some seek the excellent life through the fame and fortune of Hollywood. Others seek what they consider to be the excellent life in unacceptable ways by taking short cuts such as through get rich quick schemes, or crimes (theft, gambling, white collar, selling narcotics, etc.). Desiring an excellent life is natural and quite commendable. In fact, one should strive to live an excellent life. However, it is perhaps our understanding or definition of what we consider to be an “excellent life” that should be examined. For clarity purposes excellence is defined as superior, preeminent, to surpass, outdo, above others, or to transcend. With that being said and not to be misunderstood, excellence in one’s character, knowledge or education, gifts and work ethics is always good and always desirable. Being excellent at something and living with excellence has different meanings. However, our excellence in any area should not be misguided. We must definitely examine our methods, our motives and our understanding of what excellent living truly is. Excellent living is not about self promotion. It is not about acquiring titles, things or status. It is not about keeping up with the Jones’. It is not about the right job, house or how much money one has in the bank. It is not about being a member in the right church, club or organization. It is not about acquiring and living the good life by any means necessary (immorally or unethically). God’s Divine Plan provides that excellent living is about living a life built on the foundation of God’s word (scripture) and the cornerstone is Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:20). Unfortunately, many think that excellent living is based upon success, power and the desire to get ahead according to the world’s standard. However, God’s word reminds us that in order to be truly successful and live in excellence we must follow God’s plan. Joshua 1:8 states: “Study this Book of the Law continually, Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it.” “Only then will you succeed.” In addition, 2Timothy 3:16 states, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.” “It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.” Finally, by following God’s plan we are destined to live with excellence!

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King From Page 8

may be, I know we will overcome. I know there are better days ahead. I know this because of the man towering over us. I know this because all he and his generation endured -- we are here today in a country that dedicated a monument to that legacy. And so with our eyes on the horizon and our faith squarely placed in one another, let us keep striving; let us keep struggling; let us keep climbing toward that promised land of a nation and a world that is more fair, and more just, and more equal for every single child of God. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER DALLAS ANNUAL MEETING LUNCHEON SCHEDULED

Erin McCurdy and Ryan McCurdy Longtime community leader and pharmacist Willard Stimpson and retired Executive Assistant Chief of Dallas Police Department Donald Stafford will be honored at the Urban League of Greater Dallas 2012 Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday, February 24 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207 at 11:45 a.m. The theme of the Luncheon is “I Am Urban League”. For ticket information, call (214) 915-4600.

MLK Letter From Page 2

“I it” relationship for an “I thou” relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things. Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and sinful. Paul Tillich has said that sin is separation. Is not segregation an existential expression of man’s tragic separation, his awful estrangement, his terrible sinfulness? Thus it is that I can urge men to obey the 1954 decision of the Supreme Court, for it is morally right; and I can urge them to disobey segregation ordinances, for they are morally wrong…

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Garland Civic Theatre will present “Death by Chocolate” by Paul Freed. The production will run Friday through Sunday, January 20 – February 11, 2012 with Thursday performances on January 19 and 26 at the Granville Arts Center. Call the Arts Center Box Office at 972-205-2790 for tickets. There are discounts available for KERA members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets for the preview on January 19 are $17. Note that Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday evenings are at 8:00 Pm, and matinees are at 2:30 PM. Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort dropping like flies from poisoned chocolate delights – not the best advertisement for the eve of its grand re-opening! It’s all up to manager John Stone and amateur sleuth, mystery writer Ed Parlor to save the day in a wacky race against time! The sinister, sweet chocolates are at the center of the murders surrounded by outlandish suspects working for the resort. A truly new, fun, and different comedy that will delight audiences all the way to it’s oh - so “sweet” finish line! Visit the GCT website at www.GarlandCivicTheatre.org or call 972-485-8884 for additional information.

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