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Continuing the fight for justice

The fight for justice and to be heard continues as protesters with the Next Generation Action Network rallied in downtown Dallas again Aug. 10, shouting ‘No justice, no peace.” The rally, which took place in front of Main Street Gardens, was organized to show opposition against police brutality and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Authorities admit Compton deputy killed innocent Black man

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department acknowledged Aug. 9 that a deputy shot and killed an unarmed Black man who they said was mistakenly identified as a suspect in a carjacking and confirmed he was not involved, again bringing into question the appropriateness of a police agency’s use of deadly force.

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Lessons learned: U.S. Rep. Johnson takes a look back at the the Micah Johnson shooting

During the now-infamous evening of July 7, after a peaceful protest downtown organized to denounce the use of lethal force against African Americans by police, the evening came to a violent conclusion when a Black U.S. Army reservist opened fire on White and Latino Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers – some of whom had military service backgrounds of their own.

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Don’t vacillate on vaccinations

Your child spends more time at school than anywhere else except home

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Youth summit focuses on strength in diversity

For the past 13 years, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas-30, has hosted the Youth Summit And Diversity Dialogue for one simple reason. “I grew up America, Black.”

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Children of color need to see themselves in books

Do your children love the books on their summer reading lists?

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Baltimore PD routinely violate rights of Blacks

After reading the 164-page Justice Department report on the Baltimore Police Department, it is surprising that street rebellions didn’t occur sooner in Baltimore.

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We need fearless leaders, not pleaders

Yet another “shocking” report, The Ever Growing Gap, came out last week. It was featured in mainstream newspapers, small hometown newspapers and online newspapers. The ominous headline stated, It will take Black families 228 years to earn the same amount of wealth White families have today.

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Black lives - of men, women and children - matter

A friend of mine was conducting a diversity class for a group of police officers, mostly White, in a northern Ohio city. All was going well until he said, “Let’s talk about ‘Black Lives Matter.’” He said the room exploded.

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Poverty, desperation overshadows a world-class city

Chicago is one of America’s greatest cities.

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Tale of two selfies: The color line between Democrats and Republicans

Donald Trump and his mob of supporters continue to show they’re happiest when wallowing in the cesspool of human behavior. Who would have thought a candidate for the American presidency would within two weeks label the coming election as “rigged,” imply his opponent for the office should be assassinated and accuse the sitting president of being the “founder” of a global terrorist organization?

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The future of the American health care system

About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain. Millions remain uninsured. Quality is still uneven. Costs are high and trending up again. Medicare’s insolvency is two years closer, now projected in 2028. Every family has a stake.

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Setting up for success

t’s that time of year again when college students everywhere begin to shift gears from summer fun to study mode. Every school year is an opportunity to start fresh, make new friends and, most importantly, learn in and outside the classroom.

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Breaking the ‘blue wall of silence’ among police

In Columbus, Ohio, two African American police officers filed formal complaints against a White police officer, charging that this White officer made racial slurs and threatened to kill them.

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A solid foundation: Can we rebuild Black Wall Street?

“There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories but leave their children neglected; who will make great analytical and oratorical dissertations on the inadequacies of Eurocentric education and yet will not contribute one penny of their money or their time to the construction of their own schools.” – Amos Wilson, Afrikan Centered Consciousness versus the New World Order

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Parkland offers tips to prevent heat-related illnesses

This time of the year, student athletes and band members across Dallas/Fort Worth are engaging in twice-daily practices in anticipation of the upcoming football season

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Lead found in water at South Oak Cliff High School

Dallas Independent School District recently confirmed that water quality test for South Oak Cliff High School showed evidence of low levels of lead and other contaminants.

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Balance & Equanimity: Lumbie Mlambo living on a balance beam

As Lumbie Mlambo, publisher of Equanimity magazine, prepared for the 2015 premiere Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, she was overwhelmed with joy – yet she had a shadow of sadness hovering over her.

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Block party attempts world record breaking Soul Train line

As part of a celebration of family and community, people of all ages and races came together on June 30 to break the world record for the longest Soul Train line recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Chicago PD accused of using street justice

Police fatally shoot another unarmed Black teenager

Chicago Police Department body camera videos released recently have revealed several important details surrounding the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male.

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