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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,

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Aretha Franklin presents A Night to Remember

Royalty paid a visit to Big D Sept. 6 inside the appropriately regal Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

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Dallas County pushes to end in-person jail visitations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court is currently looking into a plan that would bring video visitation into the county jail system contracted though Dallas-based Securus Technologies

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Dallas CEOs on Black Enterprise Top 100 list

In celebration of three Dallas County-based businesses who made the Top 100 Black-owned businesses in the July issue of Black Enterprise

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Lest We Forget: Honoring first responders

Sept. 11 marked the 13th anniversary of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil; one day that changed the direction of the United States and the world.

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Around the State

Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student Union Building on campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

ST. LOUIS (NNPA) – Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where attorney Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,”

Final political forum before Election Day

Monday night was the last night of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums for the upcoming election Nov. 4.

Driving while Black … poor

St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and jailing poor Missouri residents, many of them Black, who are unable to pay traffic tickets.

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Ferguson from a father’s point of view

I was just getting back after spending the weekend celebrating my 11th wedding anniversary, and I went on my Facebook page and saw several posts about Ferguson, Missouri, and social justice

Zimmerman killed a Black youth, got away with it

That opened the flood gates for shooting Black men. I have skin in the game, with two Black sons, seven Black grandsons and two Black great-grandsons!

The challenged challenge: 50 Cent worth of reading

“Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr. hit the scene with the loud, over-zealous crooners anticipating his ascension in 1993. He was handsome, he was sharp, he had young boy’s swag. I wondered who he would become. Mayweather is now the highest paid athlete of all times.

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Nov. 4: A Day of Reckoning for a community with critical issues

Black Americans and others who want to contribute to the future progressive transformation of our nation and world have an upcoming strategic opportunity to make the critical difference.

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Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses

Arihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and sometimes administers medicine to help soothe wounds or illnesses.

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Hope, support in coping with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is bankrupting many Dallas families and our health care system. Would it surprise you to learn that one in every five dollars spent by Medicare is on people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia

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Conference to cover health, agricultural issues

The local and sustainable food movement has gained momentum in the last several years, but it faces more challenges as it grows.

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Recovering from recession tougher for Blacks

The unemployment rate for Blacks (11.4 percent) and Whites (5.3 percent) remained unchanged from July to August, but the fact that Black unemployment is 2.4 percent higher than when the recession began five years ago is an indication that Blacks have the farthest to go to get back to pre-recession levels, according to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Larkin joins Black Press national marketing team

Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – Steven Larkin, a seasoned national advertising sales leader, has been contracted as the national advertising sales representative with the National Newspaper Publishers Association; a national membership of over 200 African American newspapers that reaches over 20.1 million readers per week.

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Helping students attend college for free

As middle-aged parents, Norma Richards, a veteran science teacher, and her husband were only halfway through raising six children. Facing the daunting responsibility of putting their three through college in close succession, Richards felt it was time to get proactive.

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Career fair offers second chance

“In 2012, I made the biggest mistake of my life. It cost me my job, my health and has threatened my family,” Kenneth Gower stated. “I have struggled to get my life back on track, putting in application after application, going to interview after interview, all to no avail. My wife has stuck beside me, working as much as two jobs. And my youngest, 17, took in a summer job just to help out. I hate seeing it. I’m not asking for a hand out, just a second chance.”

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