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Historic club continues ‘beautiful’ mission

Some of the most common things Blacks enjoy today, that are taken for granted, are things that African American communities were denied just 50 to 60 years ago. During that time, African Americans banned together to form groups within their own community in order to meet their own needs.

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Author traces family back to 18th century

It all began with two documents. The first, said Lonnie R. Bunkley, author of Journey to Freedom, was an accounting of a slave who had been legally beaten to death in Alabama.

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America under a Black man – Pres. Obama

There will be a generation of kids who will only know what it was like to live in this country under a Black president

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Memories of LBJ, Carter and Clinton

Covering the three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the University of Texas last week brought back a string of memories – some fond, some bitter.

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Learning is more personal for Imagine 2020 students

We believe that every student in the Dallas Independent School District can learn and achieve.

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Ryan budget represents the height of irresponsibility

“Affluent Americans would do quite well. But for tens of millions of others, the Ryan plan is a path to more adversity.” – Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Fifty years laters, women still get unequal pay for equal work

When John and Ann started working on Jan. 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.

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Black families becoming more aware of autism

As Camille Proctor watched her 1-year-old son, she knew something wasn’t right

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What is good for your heart is good for your colon

Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended for good colon health?

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Obama: Civil Rights Movement opened door for me

With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis, Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on Thursday credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the nation’s first Black president.

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Race for Results shows Black children rank last on milestone index

Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color, especially Black children, from reaching their full potential, according to a recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Youth protest tobacco industry

Hundreds of smokers in the district succumb to tobacco-related illnesses every year and accumulate millions in health care costs.

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Eggs and Issues: Panelists offer government plans for region

State Sen. Royce West of the 23rd District gathered government representatives together to discuss several issues affecting the community and plans for Dallas and Ellis County residents.

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Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, but said the progress that stemmed from those landmark measures are being undermined by Republican-led efforts to suppress the vote.

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Jimmy Carter: My life was shaped by ‘Black culture’

AUSTIN – Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s, former President Jimmy Carter said his life was shaped at an early age by “Black culture.”

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Bush says education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’

AUSTIN, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation scandal” that deserves immediate action.

Be informed: School board candidates

This week, The Dallas Examiner worked with the Coalition for an Accountable System of Education to publish a School Board Education Guide for the May 10 election of Dallas Independent School District Trustees for District 2, 6 and 8.

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Suspended from Preschool?

Black student discipline triple that of Whites

Even before they typically learn to read, African American children – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: discrimination.

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Monday Night Politics - Meet the Candidates presents School Board Candidates

On Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Dallas Examiner will present Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates for the School Board elections.

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The audacity of voting

I love voting. Every time I go into the booth, I see little girl me, pigtails and all, plaid skirt, white blouse and green sweater, part of my Catholic school uniform. Most of my relatives were Democrats, though my grandmother voted Republican a time or two because “Lincoln freed the slaves.” In 1960, I had the privilege of pulling the lever to elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the candidate that the nuns at Immaculate Conception Elementary School rhapsodized over.

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