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K AESNDOLYN S! E GW N I BA MY WIFE THINKS RICH PEOPLE HAVE BETTER SCHOOLS! Dear Gwendolyn: I have been married for 14 years. We have two children, age eight and six. I have always had my older child in a school in rich suburbia. My wife does not seem to have good reasoning. If I had known that, I never would have married her. This is the problem: She thinks that schools in wealthy neighborhoods are better schools. I have been attending the town hall meetings held by the school board. Last year I lost my job and unless I soon find employment, we are going to foreclose on our home. My wife recently assured me that if I get to where I cannot afford our children to go to school with the rich, she is going to leave. Gwendolyn, what is your advice? Jimmy

Dear Jimmy: Sorry to hear that your wife is not a reasoning woman. So much makes up a marriage other than I love you – and you love me. I think you should continue to see what the school board is going to do about improving the neighborhood school. Your wife could be using your downfall as an excuse to leave. Let me tell you this and please relay it to your wife: Rich people usually have their children in private schools where the tuition is too high for the average worker. Many parents now feel that the public schools in affluent neighborhoods are not doing a good job - in educating the little boys and girls being transported in via bus. Fight for the improvement of your neighborhood school. Parents make the mistake of seeing their children go all in the same door, not realizing that too often the transported children are put into the ‘slow class’ with results being on the day of graduation, --- they can’t read, can’t write. ***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: gwenbaines@hotmail.com or visit her website at: www.gwenbaines.com

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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 “I it” relationship for an “I thou” relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things. Continued Page 10

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CITY CELEBRATES DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY David Ross

The NAACP Greenville Branch along with cosponsors The Corporation For Cultural Diversity For Greenville, Texas, Inc. (CCD) and the Greenville Inter- denominational Ministerial Alliance last month celebrated along with dozens of other organizations and hundreds of participates the 2012 Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday holiday celebration. The 2-day celebration began on Sun., Jan. 15 with a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Observance hosted at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Ricky Sommers, Sr., pastor of Greenville’s Church of the Living God was the main speaker with a performance by the MLK

Community Youth Choir. On Mon., Jan. 16 the celebration kicked off again with a downtown parade and March. Parade participants marched, drove, rode and walked from the downtown Farmers Market to the Greenville Municipal Auditorium located in historic Downtown Greenville. Following the parade,

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On Mon., Jan. 16 the celebration kicked off again with a downtown parade and March. Parade participants marched, drove, rode and walked from the downtown Farmers Market to the Greenville Municipal Auditorium.

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HONOR ROLL OF FAITH Taking off from last week- Here's what i call my honor roll of faith. Some of these sayings go the very nature of faith. Walk in them. Believe in them and watch them come alive in your life. Creative faith of God Roman 4:17; 1Corinthians 13:13; 2Peter 3:5 Atoning or Sacrificial Faith (Abel) Genesis 4:4; Hebrew 12:24 Necessity of Faith Matthew 17:20; 21:21-22; Mark 9:23; John 14:12-15; James 1:5-8 Obedient Faith (Abraham) Genesis 12:1-25; Romans 4:1-25 Life Giving Faith (Sarah) Genesis 17:15; Roman 4:17 Revelation Faith (Isaac) Genesis 27:1-40 Fearless Faith (Am ram and Jochebed) Exodus 2:2, 6:20 Deliverance Faith (Rahab) Joshua 2:12-20 Conquering Faith (Joshua and Israel) Joshua 5:13, 6:27 The incoming life of God by faith. Like precious faith, and eternal process of working, no end, but a beginning. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Faith is a forming in our human nature, things of eternal forces. Faith is God’s embrace, the grip of almightiness. What is faith? It is the eternal nature of God; it can never decay or fade away, with you all the way, to end in eternal day. Faith is the Word. Three things Faith has so many springs. Forever, Thy Word is settled in heaven, a copy of things to come. This faith means increase in the knowledge of God and the righteousness of Christ. Faith sees the glory of another, and it is from faith to faith. You may increase wonderfully before I see you again.”Blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.” What shall we do to support the works of God? Believe on Him Whom He sent. “Greater works than these shall you do.” You can write to Ruby Grant at c/o Garland Journal News, PO Box 24, Greenville, TX 75403 or email her at (armstrongfamily3@yahoo.com)

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For as the body is one, and has many members. And all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: So also is Christ. 1Corin. 12:18

February 1-15, 2012

AFRICAN AMERICANS: HUNT COUNTY TODAY

by Emily Cozine Thompson and Dimetrous Nixon

Greenville, Texas was established in 1846 and was infamous for its warm welcome sign, “The Blackest Land and The Whitest People” that hung across downtown. Around the end of the Civil War, there were 577 African Americans in the county that were held as slaves by 142 whites. Most were brought to the area by slave owners fleeing other southern states according to historian Carol C. Taylor. Lots of them were children and were left orphans by being abandoned by their White owners after they were freed. From a gloomy past to a shade of sunshine, African Americans are playing major roles in Greenville’s development. There are many African Americans

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who serve in city’s government. Betty Franklin, Place 6 City Council member (who served as Mayor Pro Tem) is serving her last term this year. Others are: Rosalyn Lane-Board of Development, Ila GilstrapBoard of Parks and Recreation, Curtis Williams-Civil Service Commission, William Smith-GEUS Board, Claire Burnett and Wendell Sparks-Library Advisory Board, Bernice ReevesBrown, Marvin McPherson and Dr. James Barr- Planning and Zoning Commission, Dimetrous Nixon and Chris Jones- Substandard Structures Rehabilitation Board Phillip DukesTourism and Convention Advisory Board, LaShun Titus- Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Maxine Tidwell & Will HobdyPlan Advisory Committee. Education plays an important part in the community and serving on the school trustee board are Anne Haynes, District 1 and Slack Brown, District 6. Ralph Sanders is the executive director of human resources, along with principals; Chip Gregory and Tonya Randall - Houston Education Center, Christa Dillard- Greenville High

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School, James WhiteGreenville Middle School, and Sherry Fair- L.P. Waters. Kevin Heath serves as Club Leader of Reecy Davis Center, Boys and Girls Club. African Americans leading Greenville’s medical field is Dr. Henry Underwood and Dr. Maxine Thomas in Family Practice, with Benita Echols, owner of Healing Touch Home Healthcare. Rosalyn Lane of Lane’s Real Estate is one of Greenville’s top realtors. Three top independent contractors are: Don Sherman of Sherman’s Construction, Reecy Davis Jr, Personal Trainer, William “Bill” Hubbard, car salesman, Rachel Freeman owner of R&R Fashions, Robert Dennis and Mary Thomas Fashions, Edward Moton of Moton Records, Bennie and Jessie M. Barrett owners of Barrett’s Janitorial Services, Chester and Clara Lee of Lee’s Cemetery Caretakers, Curtis and Herschell Williams of C & H Coffee Service Co, and Maxine Tidwell, owner of Mei Design, Inc. African Americans are known for hair, beauty and soul touching music. Black business owners are: James

Gipson of Gipson’s Barbershop, Brad Guillory of Studio 21, Andrew Dean of Dino’s Barbershop and Benji Williams. Greenville’s funeral industry plays a vital part in the community. Grace & Mercy-Grundy Funeral Home is family owned, with Keith Cozine and his daughter Emily Cozine Thompson as funeral directors. They own and operate the largest organized African American cemetery in Hunt County, Grundy’s Memorial Park. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is owned by Birdine Tarver and family, with Supt. Roy L. Price as funeral director. Theresa Thrash founded the first African American newspaper, The Kuumba Heritage News, with Will Hobdy as the President of the minority newsgroup that runs it today. In the food market, Detra Hearne is the owner of DV8 Café, which offers a twist of fine dining with an internet/ income tax service. New to Greenville is Doe Belly’s Catfish Restaurant owned by Patrick and Monica McCrea. Let’s not forget Continued Page 10


News, local houses of worship For as the body is one, and has many members. And all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: So also is Christ. 1Corin. 12:18

VIOLENT UNIVERSE SHOWING AT A&M-COMMERCE PLANETARIUM COMMERCE -Join us in the adventure as we explore the “Violent Universe” beginning Friday Feb. 3 at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium. “Violent Universe” will be offered at 8 p.m. every Friday night through April 13. “Violent Universe” portrays the upheaval of a giant star that explodes its material into space, a future encounter between Earth and a large asteroid

and the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally rip it apart. The show is narrated by Patrick Stewart of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the X-Men films. “This show is very exciting and thought provoking,” Dr. Kent Montgomery, A&M-Commerce planetarium director, said. “The stunning scenes will take your breath away.” Continued Page 10

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a youth extravaganza featuring MLK Community Youth Choir along with Malaco recording artist Carolyn Traylor energized the crowd. Speaking presentations by Tyra Nelson and keynote speaker Sen. Bob Deuell highlighted the event. Winning parade entrants were the Greenville High School Band, Greenville high school Cheerleaders and the Friends of the Library parade float. Grand marshals for the parade and March were Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Fritzpatrick. The theme of this year’s Continued Next Page

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration was “Walk with Me.” NAACP

Greenville Branch president Phillip Dukes said the celebration was a great success. The 2-day celebration was

funded in part by the City of Greenville Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Revenues.

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GEUS RELEASES INFO ON SAVVY CONSUMER ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM resources is a GEUS priority. And that they know that saving money as well as energy is important to consumers. The GEUS Savvy Consumer Energy Efficiency Program does both - it saves you money while reducing our need to generate more power. The GEUS Savvy Con-

sumer Program has been in place for several years now and has been piling up savings for consumers as well as GEUS according to a recent news release. The Savvy Consumer Program allows the consumer an opportunity to earn rebates on purchases of energy efficiency upgrades around the home. Not only do you

receive the rebate for the upgrades, but the upgrades will help you save money by reducing your energy usage! Consumers receive $50 rebates for EnergyStar appliances such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, clothes washer or electric water heater. Other rebates are also available for fluorescent

lighting upgrades, HVAC programmable thermostat, electric water heater clocks, and attic insulation. The program is available to all GEUS consumers and details can be found by visiting www.geus.org/save or by calling 903-457-2800.

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Like well kept secrets bursting at the seams big consumer savings offered by GEUS are starting to trickle out to the city’s minority community. “It has been a long time coming,” says Will Hobdy, publisher of The

Kuumba Heritage News. “It’s been years of hell trying to get GEUS to engage the minority community with energy efficiency savings benefits that have long been available to the community at large.” GEUS officials say the careful use of our energy

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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

the law school will be appropriated by the state. The creation of a law school is one of two “centers of excellence” as coined by Senator West in his vision for UNT Dallas.

This year, the second of those, a School of Pharmacy, began its eventual journey to brick and mortar with the Texas Legislature’s agreement for its creation as a joint venture by UNT

System schools, including UNT Dallas. Making higher education opportunities accessible and affordable to all who aspire to earn a college degree remains a fundamental goal of Senator West.

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It’s a new year! Let’s make this year a better year by making it a better you! That means taking care of your total self. First things first, begin by scheduling your annual appointments - physicals, vision, dental and other necessary check-ups. Make this a better year with a healthier diet. Incorporate more

fruits, vegetables and water. Get enough sleep and more physical activity. Also plan a budget or get your current one under control! If time or finances permit take a course or start a hobby. This is a great year to join an organization of interest and volunteer to help others. Remember to have a little fun from time to time by doing

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We’ve all heard the saying that “communication is key.” Although this has always been true, the advancements in today’s communication technology have made it more evident. Computer technology seems to be traveling at lightening quick speed! It seems that every few months a new, better, faster, smarter computer, cell phone or gadget is being introduced to the world. We know that technology is a very good thing and that improvement in communication technology is outstanding. Advancements in the past twenty years have revolutionized how the world communicates. With the click of a mouse or press of a cell phone app, we can communicate to others within seconds without orally speaking a word. While these communication advancements have been wonderful and certainly beneficial, there has been a down side. For instance, some of those who haven’t been trained with this form of communication are being left behind. On the other hand, many who are technology literate spend much of their time communicating through gadgets, rather than with individuals. Also, much of today’s communication is so automated in government and some business settings until you will be hard pressed to find an actual person to communicate with. With all being said, we know that communication is important, especially with one another. However, none is more important than the communication we should have with our heavenly Father. God in his divine wisdom and love provides a way for his children to communicate with him. It is through prayer. Prayer is simply talking to God. Whether we are technology literate, young or old, we can all pray. If anyone feels that he or she doesn’t know how to pray, they can ask God. Scripture tells us that Jesus taught the disciples the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. This prayer can and should be used as a pattern for our daily prayer as well. Prayer is a powerful communication tool and when utilized can change any situation! Philippians 4:6 remind us, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” As Christians, we should be praying daily and often for all things. 1Thessalonians 5:17 reminds us to pray without ceasing. And finally, as the song writer says, “Oh what peace we often forfeit, Oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!” So you see, communication really is key, especially communication with our heavenly Father.

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our own recording artist, Evangelist Carolyn Traylor of Malaco Records, who keeps climbing to the international gospel music top. With great support of concern and enrichment of all citizens of Greenville are African American organizations such as the NAACP, Greenville Ministerial Alliance, Greenville North Community Association, Ross Washington Carver Alumni Association, Ross Washington Carver Foundation, Hunt County Mission, United Cemetery Committee, and Men of Valor.

The “Lamps of Atlantis” show will continue to be offered as the Friday night 7 p.m. show until March 9 and “Violent Universe” will be shown at the planetarium at 8 p.m. beginning in February and will continue through April 13. In addition to the Friday night shows, the planetarium will begin offering Saturday matinees on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning in February. Each Saturday will host a different set of shows. The first show will begin at 2 p.m. featuring one of our children’s favorites and a different second

MLK Letter From Page 2

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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show will begin at 3 p.m. The ticket office will open at 1:30 p.m. and regular ticket prices will apply. No reservations will be needed for the matinees. Visit the web address below to see which shows will be playing each Saturday. “If you missed one of our older features or simply would like to see one of your favorite shows again, please come see us on a Saturday,” Cheri Davis, assistant planetarium director, said. Admission to the shows is $3 for those under 18 and A&M-Commerce students with ID, $3.50 for university employees and senior citizens, and $4 for all others. A discount of $1 per

person will be offered if tickets are purchased at the same times for two shows viewed on the same day. More information about the show schedule and trailers of selected shows can be found at the planetarium webpage. Each planetarium show begins with brief remarks by a member of the planetarium staff, who displays the Commerce night sky on the planetarium’s 40-foot dome and points out the current visible constellations, stars, and planets. To make reservations, call 903-468-8650 or email planet@tamucommerce.edu.


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Employment

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Employment

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Miscellaneous

STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 only 25x36, 30x48, 40x52, 45x82. Selling For Balance Owed! Free Delivery! 1-800-4115869x222

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Miscellaneous

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Real Estate

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Real Estate

***FREE Foreclosure Listings*** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800-250-2043.

Wanted to Buy

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