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For years now we have been involved in movements, events, and initiatives organized for the purpose of saving Black people from the ravages and vestiges of historical discrimination, disparity, and disenfranchisement. We have had meetings, conferences, forums, and seminars whose purpose was to provide a roadmap to true freedom for Black folks. Our public discourse, in large part, at least among the so-called “conscious” among us, has been centered on self-reliance, political and economic empowerment, and self-determination. Reflecting on the results of our rhetoric, I offer the following insights and, if I may, recommendations. In light of the fact that Black people have no real voice in the political process, not with the President, not with the Black Caucus, and not even with many of our local Black







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politicians, it seems to me that we must do as the folks in the Tea Party did – start our own party and let our voices be heard via that collective. And, because politics is local, as Tip O’Neill said, we must act on a local level to appropriate the benefits we need to survive and thrive in our own neighborhoods, by electing Black folks – and others – who have our best interests in mind and are unafraid to act on our behalf. If the Black vote is as important as everyone says it is, then why aren’t we leveraging it to the extent that Black people get something back for it? On the education front, we see an increased assault on our young people after we turned them over to be educated by a system that cares nothing about them. Read Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, and get a real handle on what is happening when it comes to schools, Continued Page 9

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URBAN LEAGUE GALA One of Rhythm & Blues (R & B) music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, will provide the entertainment for the Urban League of Greater Dallas Annual Gala on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The event will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Whispers began their legendary and timeless career in 1963. Twin brothers Walter and Wallace Scott joined with friends Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon to form a local singing group. They perfected their tight harmonies on the street corners in the Watts section of Los Angeles and in nightclubs in the San Francisco/ Oakland Bay Area. They began singing together as “The Eden Trio”. Later, they were renamed “The Whispers” by Lou Bedell of Dore Records. The group recorded nine singles for the Dore label between 1964 and 1967. Their fame grew in the Bay Area while performing in a series of what was known as “The Battle of the Bands” where they competed against other local acts for their fans appreciation. In 1969, they released “The Time Will Come” for the small Los Angeles based label, Soul Clock Records. They recorded their first Top 10 R&B hit, “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong,” in 1970 when the group switched to Janus Records. By 1971 Gordy Harmon decided to leave the group and was replaced by Leaveil Degree who had previously sung with the popular singing group “The Friends of Distinction”. The Whispers produced a string of hits over the next two decades and emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting numerous R&B hits throughout the seventies and eighties. The Whispers were the first artists featured on the newly formed Soul Train label (co- owned by the TV show’s creator and host Don Cornelius and entrepreneur Dick Griffey). They gained national attention with their seventies albums, “One For The Money”, “Open Up Your Love”, and

“Headlights” producing two singles, “(Let’s Go) All the Way” and “(Olivia) Lost and Turned Out”, that made the Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Charts: Their first platinum album “The Whispers”, released in 1980, highlighted “A Song For Donny,” and their biggest hit “And The Beat Goes On.” It was their most successful album and went double platinum. The classic “Lady,” written by group member Nicholas Caldwell, is still a favorite at concerts. Another favorite that continues to be a crowd pleaser is “Just Gets Better with Time”, which went platinum in 1987. It featured the R&B number 1 and US Top 10 pop entry “Rock Steady”, a collaboration with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Their vocal style goes back to a more genteel era of crooning, soft pillow talk and songs that speak to heartfelt emotions. They are arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation. Marcus stopped performing with the group in 1989 due to ill health, and following his death two years later, the Whispers vowed never to replace him. The group, which still consists of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, and Leaveil Degree, currently perform around the world to thousands of loyal fans. The Whispers four decades of accomplishments were acknowledged when Charlie Thomas of the famed Drifters inducted them into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The San Francisco Chapter of the Grammy Awards also presented the Whispers with the prestigious Governors Award, the highest honor bestowed by an Academy Chapter. They are also known for their charitable work with youth that participate in the Police Athletic League (PAL) Reading Program, their ongoing support to domestic violence organizations and cancer agencies. They are one of only a few “old School” groups that can boast of having over 40 years in the industry and a worldwide

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K AESNDOLYN S! E GW N I BA I’m giving my sister one last chance! Dear Gwendolyn: I know that going to church is different now-a-days. When I was growing up, my mother would dress us in new clothing down to our shoes for Easter Sunday. This is the problem: My mother and I purchased clothing for my sister’s children. We wanted them to look cute for church Easter Sunday. I spent $135 dollars and my mother spent $200. We really couldn’t afford to do so, but we wanted our little darlings to look good and not feel ashamed. When we went to their house to carry them to church, my sister had not dressed them. Why? She had sold their new clothes to buy drugs. Therefore, we did not take them to church. I told my mother we will give her one more chance to do right - just one more. Betty

Dear Betty: Why one more chance? Regardless of how many times your sister will destroy, she will feel that because she is your sister you will give her ‘one more chance.’ She is right now planning to throw another “pity party” but don’t allow that to happen. Let me tell you this: Yes, it is indeed the sign of the times. People are going to church dressed in whatever they have - even on Easter Sunday. Teach your sister’s children to be proud, but you can’t because you are still back in the day with your thoughts. Betty, think about it. You and your mother were wrong for not taking the children to church. Most successful adults were children who learned to accept --- disappointments. ***Do you have a son or grandson age 10-17? Help him to choose college not jail. Order DECISIONS In The Life Of A Growing Male Youth. For ordering information write to Gwendolyn Baines at: P. O. Box 10066, Raleigh, NC 27605-0066 (to receive a reply send a self-addressed stamped envelope) or email her at: or visit her website at:

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Transformed by renewing your mind And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable perfect will of God. Roman 12:2 After watching news and listening to all kinds of negative reports we become afraid of tomorrow. I believe we should renew our mind by thinking what God says in his word and believe he is faithful to take care of our needs at all times. It’s time for the body of Christ to get completely covered under the blood of Jesus. Living the “life of faith,” that we speak to others when talking about taking on the mind of Christ by renewing our thoughts every day - walking by faith and not by sight or feeling. Totally taking on Jesus every step of the way without question. Philippians 2:5 says “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Remember Jesus teaches rest and peace in troubled times. Matthew 11:28-30” Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall fine rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. We must choose what we think because it can also affect our health and attitude towards living. Philippians 4:8 “ Finally, brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsover things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsover things are of good report; if there be any praise, think on these things. Today choose your thoughts allow for the blessing of God to come and overtake every negative piece of news. Join me in changing my thinking and allowing the word of God to tell me what and how I should be thinking when trouble comes in my life. We know only the word of God can speak to the mountains and the storms of life. Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” Let’s choose our thoughts and say what the word of God says about the situation everyday without question. Let’s get enough word in us to defend ourselves on a daily basis.

Garland Mayor & Mrs. Ronald Jones with National Day of Prayer organizer Sandra Dinkins.

Garland celebrated the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in downtown Garland at the Atrium. Prayers were led by various individuals representing the Garland community including the Garland Police Department, Fire Department, local businesses, GISD, and area ministers. Prayers were lifted up for our society, nation, leaders, military, families, children, homes, schools and businesses. Pictures capture highlights from Garland’s National Day of Prayer. Pastor C. E. Looney leads prayer with area ministers pictured right.

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Monthly meeting of the NAACP Garland Youth Council, Gale Fields Recreation Center, 1701 Dairy Road, Garland. May 14, 2011: ELECTION DAY Garland City Council and Mayor (District 6 only contested race.) GISD Board of Trustees (No contested races.) May 24, 2011: Monthly meeting of the NAACP Garland Branch Executive Committee (6:30p.m.) and general membership (7:30p.m.), Garland Women’s Activity Bldg., 713 Austin Street, Garland, Texas.

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$78,000 Logo The new logo, the Firewheel Flower.

GARLAND- The city of Garland has seen significant growth economically with the addition of the Firewheel Town Center, the Hawaiian Falls Water Park and the Special Events Center that was added in the last decade to help spur growth.

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As a result of these additions, including additions to the housing market in North Garland, Garland has become one of the most successful cities in terms of economic and population growth city officials say. The Garland City Council recently unveiled a new brand identity that they say showcases the many things that make Garland unique, including its strong manufacturing base, abundant career opportunities, and family friendly atmosphere.

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The cost of the new logo, said to be in the neighborhood of $78,000 raised a few eyebrows and garnered the attention of a WFAA television news station. The new logo, the Firewheel Flower, they say signifies forward motion, energy and power and features a stylized Firewheel wildflower-which is native to the city. Outlining the logo is a notched edge that resembles a gear, which illustrates the progressiveness and vibrancy of the community. The tagline,

“Texas Made Here,” is the essence of the brand and speaks to all that is made in Garland. “Our new logo and tagline is aesthetically designed to represent Garland’s assets and show that we continue to be the city of choice as well as an economic engine locally, regionally and nationally,” said Garland Mayor Ronald Jones. The city’s branding partner, Hahn, Texas, was hired to create the new brand identity. The process consisted of several phases,

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which included peer cities research, in-depth interviews with community stakeholders, and creative development. Jeff Hahn, Director of the firm, also lead the branding and message development efforts. “Our goal was to find out how the city of Garland stood out from neighboring cities such as Plano and Richardson,” Hahn said. “Our results showed that Garland had many features that made the city stand out, which included things

like its strong manufacturing base and new businesses that were constantly added.” The city and its staff are looking forward to showcasing its new brand identity and also welcoming new people to its community. “We’re excited about launching the new brand identity and look forward to using it to help the city promote tourism and economic development,” said Lucia Arrant, Director of the Garland Convention & Visitors Bureau.”


$25,000 GRANT Jarvis Christian College is a private, four-year, historically black liberal arts college located in Hawkins, Texas.

DALLAS, TX. - UNCFthe United Negro College Fund - the nation’s largest and most effective education assistance organization, today announced a grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation to fund UNCF member institution, Jarvis Christian College’s, Advanced Summer Enrichment Program (ASEP). A proven success in increasing college graduation and retention rate - ASEP better prepares statistically & financially disadvantaged youth for successful collegiate careers by specifically addressing individual devel-

opmental needs. “UNCF is sincerely grateful to the Rees-Jones Foundation for their continued generosity in support of UNCF’s higher education mission” said UNCF’s Area Development Director Diane Stephenson. “Since 2009 the foundation has been partnering with UNCF by investing in our students and helping these deserving - yet financially disadvantaged students - pay their tuition and other college costs. By supporting ASEP, the foundation is helping to ensure more students from the Dallas/Fort Worth

area can earn the college degrees needed for successful careers.” The program is conducted in the summer over four weeks in-residence during which recent high school graduates enhance their study skills, interpersonal communication and leadership potential. The students earn six hours of college credit as well as participate in leadership, academic, enrichment and sell assessment activities. ASEP - unique to Jarvis Christian College - provides an academically robust & valuable learning environment that focuses on diver-

sity, inclusion, mentoring, critical thinking and college preparation while enhancing students’ personal, emotional and spiritual growth. “The Rees-Jones Foundation is pleased to assist in the good work of UNCF and its member colleges & universities, and particularly in the college preparation work being offered at Jarvis”, said Thornton Hardie III, President of The Rees-Jones Foundation. Students interested in applying for the ASEP program must submit application, forms, copy of their Continued Page 9

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A Time to Remember Do you know someone who seems to have a very short memory? Most of us don’t have to look very far to identify a person with that problem. Usually it’s someone in our own family. It might even be you! I must admit that I have been forgetful at times. I suppose we all have. Whether it’s due to the normal aging process, selective memory or otherwise, I find it harder to remember certain things. Forgetfulness is defined as oblivion, to blot out, forget or inattention. Although I haven’t researched the subject on forgetfulness at great length, I have heard that some memory loss may be due to the natural aging process, stress, tiredness etc. Generally we don’t have to worry about common forgetfulness such as misplacing the car keys or forgetting our child’s birthday. However, the concern arises when we forget that we have a car or that we have a child. With that being said, memory loss that disrupts one’s daily life is not a normal part of aging, but may be a sign of a fatal brain disease known as Alzheimer. There are 10 warning signs of Alzheimer: memory loss that disrupts daily life; challenges in planning or solving problems; difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or at leisure; confusion with time or place; trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships; new problems with words in speaking or writing; misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps; decreased or poor judgements; withdrawal from work or social activities; changes in mood and personality (see warning signs of Alzheimer at If our memory loss doesn’t fall into the category of Alzheimer, dementia, amnesia or some other serious perhaps medical diagnosis, then some of us might be guilty of simply using selective memory. In other words, we choose to remember those things that are special or important to us. God’s Divine Plan provides that we are to remember His words. In addition to remembering, we are to understand and meditate on His words daily. Scripture reminds us in Psalms 119:11,15,&16 - “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” “I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.” “I will delight in your principles and not forget your word.” In conclusion, because God knows that we do have a tendency toward selective memory, he tells us in Deuteronomy 6:6-8 (concerning our memory) “Commit yourself wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today.” “Repeat them again and again to your children.” “Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.” “Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead.” “Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Finally, I pray that each of you have a blessed Memorial Day as we commemorate members of our military who died serving our nation, as well as honoring our love ones who have passed on.

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Ladies, it’s time to make a splash for spring and summer! That means finding that perfect swimsuit that helps you to look cool and exotic even if the weather is balmy and hot! Looking fabulous is a must for wherever you may go, whether you’re sitting by the pool or walking along the shore of your favorite beach. You should feel confident in what you’re wearing as well as looking your best. Whatever your body type is, there is a suit for you. Just remember to find something that flatters your body type and not take away from it! First things first


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are many one-piece designs to choose from this season. Keep in mind that the onepiece always looks classy, especially with styles such as the cross over the chest or the ruching on the side. For those who desire to be a little daring, the strapless one-piece swimsuits are a must have this season. The monokini, which is a one-piece swimsuit with the sides cut out, makes its return this season for the young edgy crowd. Finally, don’t forget to finish off your swimwear look this season with a set of shiny layered bangle bracelets or earrings (note: recommended only if you choose not to get fully wet in the water)! Whatever swimsuits that you choose to rock this spring and summer make sure that it’s one that will make a splash with style and sophistication!


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jails, and Black folks. Economically, Blacks are in deep trouble. We have the highest debt and the lowest net worth. We have the highest unemployment and the lowest savings. We have the highest interest rates and the lowest asset base. We have the highest dependency and the lowest self-sufficiency. We demand the most and supply the least. In many cases around this country, if a crisis arises, Black people could not feed ourselves for a couple of weeks; we could not take care of our children’s needs; and we could not provide assistance to

others. We have no infrastructure to deal with crises, thus, we would all be isolated in our own cocoons individually trying to fend for ourselves. We are too busy watching “reality” shows and living vicariously through celebrities, worrying about who will win dance contests, and what the joke of the day is, to take just a little time to deal with the problems we and our children face in this society. Maybe they’re just too overwhelming and depressing, too daunting, for many of us. We talk a lot, but our actions do not reflect our own

collective “reality” show. At the end of the day, Blacks are going to have to save ourselves; we are going to have to take care of ourselves. Those of us who are near the end of our activist road still have much to offer in the way of counseling and direction, and we must make every effort to do that. You younger folks have the energy and the intellectual capacity to effect significant positive change in local communities, and you must do that. I have counseled several younger men and women here in Cincinnati about authentic leader-

ship and how, if they work together, they can take the lessons of the past and obtain a reasonable level of political, educational, and economic control in this city. The keys are cooperation and a willingness to use individual resources for the benefit of the collective. We must learn to support one another more as we stay in our individual lanes of expertise, and be openminded enough to submit to one another’s leadership when the situation calls for it. Put aside ego and understand that everyone has something to offer and no

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one has all the answers. We must learn the difference between what Dr. Nathan Hare calls, “Black Leaders and Leading Blacks” and not fall for the ploy often played by dominant media as they prop up a couple of Black folks on the news shows and suggest they speak for all of Black America. This S.O.S. is sent out to Black people as a desperate call for drastic change in the way we not only look at things around us but how we act on the critical issues of our time. This S.O.S. is for young, strong, committed, and unafraid brothers and sisters to take the helm of the Black Ship of State and steer us away from the impending rocky shores toward which we are heading.

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high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores by May 20, 2011, to the Office of Admissions at Jarvis Christian College, P.O. Box 1470, Hawkins, Texas 75765. An official transcript will be required after graduation. Orientation and residence hall check-in is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2011. For more information on other application requirements contact the Office of Admissions at (903) 769-5731 or to learn more about the program. To donate towards UNCF scholarships, member institutions or other programs, please call the local UNCF office at (972) 234 - 1007.

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May 15-31, 2011

Plaza Theatre 521 W. State Street, Garland 972-205-2782

Granville Arts Center Facilities The Theatres At The Granville Arts Center The Atrium At The Granville Arts Center

300 N. Fifth Street, Garland Rental 972-205-2780 Box Office 972-205-2790

May 21

Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico “Mexican Images” 7:00 pm Granville Arts Center – Brownlee Auditorium. The Garland community will have the opportunity to behold a spectacular artistic production entitled “Mexican Images” with Mexican traditional choreography. “Mexican Images” is a presentation that highlights the great variety of dance and music of traditional México presented by six different groups of children thru adults starting at 3 years old. General Admission tickets are $12. Senior citizens and children under 7 are $10. For tickets and additional information call 972-429-1082 or email

May 25 & 26 at 10 am May 27 & 28 at 7 pm

Plaza Theatre. Acting for Children Theater presents “Cheaper By The Dozen,” performed by children ages 5-18. Advanced tickets are $6 for performances on May 25 and 26. Tickets for the evening shows on May 27 and 28 are $9 for 12 years and older; 11 years and under and seniors are $6. Tickets are available online at or by calling 972-658-3915.

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Volume IX- Issue 214 May 15-31, 2011 Published 1st & 15th Each Month Garland, Texas Phone (972) 926-8503 Fax (903) 450-1...