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Celebrating Life: Festival encourages breast cancer awareness

Celebrating life is Nina Graham’s motto as a six-year breast cancer survivor.

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Miles called ‘bully’ for removal of Nutall

These were some of the labels tossed out to describe Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles at a spirited Oct. 16 emergency meeting called by former school board trustee Ron Price. The meeting, held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Fair Park

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Ebola in Dallas: Could Texas declare an emergency disaster?

During an Oct. 16 press conference at the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the commissioners unanimously decided that they would not make an emergency disaster declaration to the state as a way of dealing with the recent Ebola cases in the county.

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Disparities in early childhood education

Though the nation increasingly recognizes the importance of early childhood education, young African Americans and other children of color continue to trail their White counterparts on key measurements, according to a report by the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.

Housing segregation’s role in Ferguson tragedy

The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, by Darren Wilson, a White police officer, was as much the product of a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding tension between Blacks and police, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute.

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Around the State

The city of Dallas will host its sixth Operation: Beautification, a citywide fall cleanup effort, on Nov. 8.

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Raising minimum wages would benefit economy

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute.

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WeVote, it makes a difference

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “Give Us the Ballot” address at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1957, urged the president of the United States and U.S. Congress to ensure voting rights for African Americans. He said, “Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights.”

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U.S. trails over 100 countries in voting

Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is the embarrassing fact that the United States lags behind more than 100 countries in the percentage of registered voters who show up on Election Day.

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Changes made at Dade Middle School

I know first-hand the power of public education. I grew up facing a number of the same challenges our students do

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Are we voting for the party or the person?

We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote.”

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Democrats bash Obama yet want Black vote

Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus.

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Medical experts open dialogue on Ebola

Since mid-summer, the Ebola virus has – for the first time – become a major concern for many Americans.

Modeling the expectation for tomorrow’s leaders

The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy was developed based on the ideas of brotherhood and leadership.

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Modeling the expectation for tomorrow’s leaders

The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy was developed based on the ideas of brotherhood and leadership.

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Educator receives CDA award

The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children from birth to 5 years old.

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Small business competition honors one-person enterprises

Cricket Wireless launched its Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest to recognize men and women who serve as one-person enterprises and still make it a priority to help their community.

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Flo Rida celebrates Pop Culture Living

Global music superstar Flo Rida celebrated the launch of his new Pop Culture Living barware and home accessories line at Sushi Couture on Oct. 16.

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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

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