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St. Paul United Methodist Church receives Texas historical marker

Rooted in African American traditions of worship, St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 1816 Routh St. in the Downtown Arts District, received a historical marker from the Texas Historic Commission on Nov. 22, 2014.

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Holding on to your car

While driving a new vehicle off the lot may sound tempting, the financial commitment it brings is not an option for most families.

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Generation Genius talks leadership, innovation and technology

From checking your email to medical research, technology plays a huge roll in everyday life. As the emergent field continues to grow, it creates additional opportunities for entrepreneurs in computers, the Internet, electronics, robotics, energy, communications, math, science, medicine, transportation and so on. However, despite the conveniences that modern technology adds, it can be quite intimidating.

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Black state legislators: ‘Preparing Our Nation’s Leaders’

Protecting unarmed Black men from police brutality and increasing the minimum wage were the main topics of discussion at the 38th annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference held at the Hilton Anatole from Dec. 10 through Dec. 13.

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March for Justice: From Selma to Montgomery

African American struggle for the right to vote

Not too long ago, the right to vote was a White-only privilege. Even 100 years after the Civil War, African Americans were denied the right to register and vote. Voters in the South faced the majority of the discrimination at the polls. Most Blacks that attempted to register faced barriers such as a poll tax, tests and intimidation. Often, White groups resorted to death threats and/or threats to burn down the homes and businesses of Blacks. As a result, only a very small percent of African Americans were able to register. Even fewer were able to vote.

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Affirmative action: Is a race-neutral approach needed?

In the wake of unrelenting lawsuits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race as a factor in college admissions, it is time to shift gears and devise a less objectionable race-neutral approach that will diversify higher education, said a noted Black law professor.

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Staying safe during earthquakes

City officials have expressed growing concerns regarding the frequency of earthquakes in Dallas County and the safety of local residents and buildings.

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An opportunity to serve

After Sunday morning worship services at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, staff from the Dallas Independent School District held a training session for members interested in volunteering at Dallas ISD schools.

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Is Obama trying to kill HBCUs?

Is President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

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Generation now or generation next?

As we begin a new year, I would like to take a few moments to look back on how 2014 ended. We saw across the country as a series of marches, protests and rallies of people of all ages began to chant, “Black lives matter.” We also saw leadership that spoke out against police brutality and criminal injustice all over America.

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They stood together to fight for voting rights

The new highly acclaimed motion picture Selma suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship. Nothing is further from the truth. Both men worked very hard to create a society in which all people had the right to vote, access to medical care, decent housing and funding for education.

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A great semester for Dallas Independent School District

The start of a new year is an excellent time to reflect on the progress that Dallas ISD has made. This school year, working together and supported by our parents and community partners, we reached a number of milestones in our journey to transform the district and provide the best education possible for all of our students.

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CBC Chairman Butterfield vows to work with both parties

If you were the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, beginning your tenure when the first Black president of the United States was completing his last two years in office, what would your plan be?

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Life lessons: Reel-ality television talk

The Real Housewives of Atlanta – (Is your house really a home?) The law seems to be busy in the reality television world and the RHOA is no exception.

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Diagnosed with cancer – What’s next?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock, for the person who is diagnosed as well as family and friends. It can be challenging to know the right questions to ask, or how to get the right information heading into treatment.

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Diagnosed with cancer – What’s next?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock, for the person who is diagnosed as well as family and friends. It can be challenging to know the right questions to ask, or how to get the right information heading into treatment.

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China-HBCU exchange program launched

In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund joined Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program.

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Consumers seek benefits of small business

As shoppers grab their wallets and purses to purchase goods and products for their families and homes, many will opt for local businesses and mom and pop establishments instead of their big-box competitors.

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Avoid identity theft: Tips to help protect your identity

Letting down your guard in search of the best deals can substantially increase your risk of exposing personal and financial information. The experts at Cadence Bank offer these tips to help you shop safely:

Innocent Blacks and White cops – all lives are valuable

Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children.

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