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Chris Howell Communications, in partnership with Dallas County Health and Human Services, UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital, will host Know Your Status Dallas, an HIV/AIDS awareness and testing event.

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Elks Lodge: 40 years of service

Brotherhood and service are the hallmarks of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World said George Coleman, Extreme Leading Knight of the Daniels Cross Elks Lodge #1578, located at 2444 Zang Blvd.

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Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to seek their freedom under a Supreme Court decision announced on Jan. 25.

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Hungry children in rich America

Sarah is 3 years old. She and her 6-year-old brother, Bryce, are inseparable except when it’s time for him to visit the summer food program that provides meals at a school near his Ohio home for children who otherwise would go hungry. Sarah’s too young to make the trip.

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Flint, Michigan, residents mistreated because of race, class

Let’s face it: Contaminated water would not have flowed through the pipes of Flint, Michigan – certainly not for as long as it did – if the residents of the city of nearly 100,000 had been White and affluent instead of Black and largely poor.

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Black History Month is for everyone

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. – Carter G. Woodson

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Flip the switch on Flint’s man-made tragedy

“It’s all just poison now,” Annette Williams, a grandmother of three in Flint, Michigan, recently told a reporter from the British newspaper, The Guardian, while gazing at the Flint River, which she could see from her home on the city’s northeast side.

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Unlike Farrakhan, Trump can get away with murder

A friend of mine said something to me last week that has kept me thinking: “Why do you think the media lets Donald Trump say anything he wants, but has basically censored Minister Louis Farrakhan? Why do you think it’s okay for Trump to say hateful, racist, sexist things, and it’s not okay for Farrakhan?”

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The Black vote: Political decisions vs. political choices

Picture this headline: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win respective nominations.

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Tips for better financial health

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

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Remembering longtime journalist Denise Stovall

Denise Johnson Stovall, 61, a writer-at-large with The Dallas Examiner, was passionate about journalism – telling stories and helping others share uplifting memories of their journey.

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Monday Night Politic - Meet the Candidates

The Dallas Examiner will present its Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, political forums for the March 2016 Primary, will be held at the African American Museum at Fair Park, 3536 Grand Ave. The forums will be held on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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SAG Awards, Sundance more diverse

Over just a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade of performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that has plagued the Oscars.

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The Sound of Freedom

Musical honors King, Civil Rights Movement

The sound of freedom rang out from the stage of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center during the 33rd annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert on the evening of Jan. 17.

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State of District 3: Conference highlights progress, goals of Southern Dallas district

Dallas City Councilmember Casey Thomas of District 3 stated he has been working hard to lay a solid foundation for growth and developing his district in Southern Dallas and the Oak Cliff area for the past six months during a press conference on Jan. 26. Held at Dallas City Hall, the event highlighted the accomplishments and progress of the district since he took office last summer.

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DCHHS reports Zika virus in Dallas County

wo Zika virus cases in Dallas County have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Dallas County Health and Human Services. The first case was acquired through sexual transmission. The patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, DCHHS does not provide additional identifying information.

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Millennial Barbie: New diverse appearance

Barbie recently had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable.

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Children’s book depicts happy slaves

Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.

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The Flint lead problem: Time vs. finance

Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city’s lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million.

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Seattle students learning from the past

“As we marched down the street, I felt inspired that our scholars pulled together with pride and courage fighting for what they know to be true. I saw big smiles filled with pride. I also felt angry because of the disregard for scholars but motivated by their willingness to fight.” – Tyra Griffith, Urban Impact’s CDF Freedom Schools student-teacher

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