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PUSHing Through: Rainbow PUSH founder reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Jesse Jackson Sr., long-time civil rights warrior and founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, announced Friday that he had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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Mental Health and Dating in the Black Community

Discussing issues usually ignored by Blacks

When The LAB, a local community think tank, created the forum “A Mental & Emotional Fitness Discussion on Dating in the Black Community,” founder Michael Guinn envisioned the meeting as an opportunity for citizens to cordially ask questions, voice concerns and discuss experiences about a health issue he said was usually ignored by African Americans.

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Female leaders focus on racism, its effects on Southern Dallas communities

Environmental racism has impacted the city for years, and not many residents are aware of it or how it affects the city.

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O’Brien says Texans discussed signing Kaepernick

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick in the wake of last week’s season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson.

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City officials discuss the future of Confederate monuments

Dallas City Council is at a standstill as the controversial Confederate monuments decision has hit a snag in the process.

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Sankofa Garden Homes: Harvest of thanks for bountiful blessings

Most of us may think the purpose of growing a garden is to produce a harvest. But producing a harvest alone is not the end-all of growing a garden.

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Black Female officer makes Navy history

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Valencia Simmons-Fowler became the first African American woman to achieve the highest chief warrant officer rank in the information warfare community on Nov. 3.

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Is the church impotent to end racism?

Is the Christian church supposed to be able to destroy racism?

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Fight for voting rights on the 100th anniversary of Fannie Lou Hamer’s birth

“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

What did the Cowboys’ kneeling mean?

What did the Cowboys’ pre-anthem kneeling really mean?

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Financial fraudsters receive get-out-jail free card

A bill signed on Nov. 1 by President Donald Trump sealed an unfortunate fate for consumers seeking financial justice. By signing H.J. Res. 111, both the president and Congress have together knocked down consumer protections to favor financial businesses and corporations.

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If you want to change things in your community, nation …

One of the gifts of living in a representative democracy is that voting is only one of the rights it confers. For ordinary people who want to make change – who in some way want to alter their neighborhood or town or state or even the nation – the promise exists that by dint of their own efforts, they can do so. This is a precious gift.

It is time to take a stand against sexual assault, deviant behavior

If there has ever been any question about what constitutes sexual assault, I believe we all have a better than vague account or knowledge about what it is. For years now, we have heard about females suing their bosses or workplace managers because of unsolicited invitations or comments that have been interpreted as sexual in nature. We know that actually engaging in a carnal act without mutual agreement has always been interpreted as assault, but in the last few years, any language that alludes to sex has also been interpreted as assault when not solicited.

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ACA enrollment surges, momentum expected to last

The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act began Nov.1 and is scheduled to end Dec. 15 for those hoping to qualify for health care coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

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Prism Health North Texas opens new South Dallas clinic

Prism Health North Texas, the largest local nonprofit organization providing care to those living with HIV/AIDS in North Texas, has moved to a new South Dallas Clinic.

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NAACP, American Airlines meet over bias complaints

American Airlines said its CEO had a “positive” meeting with civil-rights leaders who accuse the airline of racial bias, but an activist who was kicked off a plane is not backing away from her criticism of the carrier.

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Economic boycott over treatment of Blacks in St. Louis

Amid ongoing protests reinvigorated by the acquittal of a White former police officer in the death of a Black suspect, several African American faith and civic leaders in St. Louis announced details of an economic boycott campaign Thursday as the busiest retail period of the year approaches.

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Practical ways to promote STEM learning

Demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and math careers continues to explode.

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Dallas ISD hosts education summits for community

The Dallas Independent School District will launch a planning program to create a strategic and innovative vision for Dallas ISD learning, technology and facilities design. To launch this process, the district will host four education summits and encourages all stakeholders to attend one of the summits.

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What to expect with the Affordable Care Act

Make no mistake, Obamacare, called the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land.

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