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The Billion Dollar March – revisited

In April 2005, I wrote an article titled Billion Dollar March at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man,” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta. The article was in reference to our penchant for marching when we are upset and then going home to sit down and wait for another crisis.

Respecting our elders, not a thing of the past

The fact that people live longer than ever should be celebrated as one of the biggest success stories in history. As the saying goes: “Getting old is better than the alternative.”

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Repeated cycle of racism in the U.S. government

I have to be honest. America’s racism, White America’s refusal to acknowledge racism as a factor in nearly everything that happens here, makes me ache. Worse. It brings me to tears.

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What if consumer financial protection goes away?

As Americans adjust to the realities wrought by the recent elections, one of the most important consequences has yet to be fully explored: the future of consumer financial protection.

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Remembering the importance of the holiday

The holidays are upon us again. It’s that time of the year that we talk about being thankful for our blessings and spreading love, hope and joy, as families from near and far gather for dinner and share fond memories. It’s that time of the year that people are more willing to give donations, and some are even willing to offer their time to charities.

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Carbs, sugar and the holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and we’re about to be bombarded by deliciously addictive sugary and starchy foods. Cookies, candy, desserts and holiday breads are added to the usual array of crackers, chips and rolls.

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Trump won the election, but White supremacy won’t win forever

I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win.

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America faces a time for racial healing

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust … We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”

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Bringing the country together for the sake of our children

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” – Carl Gustav Jung

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Trailblazing PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

Gwen Ifill, an African American co-anchor of PBS’ NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.

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African American Educators Hall of Fame

Nominations are open for the 2017 African American Educators Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and dinner is scheduled for April 8 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn, 800 N. Main St. in Duncanville.

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Sisters supporting sisters in fight against breast cancer

The breast cancer death rate experienced by Black women in Dallas County is 1.4 times higher than the combined rate of all women in the community, according to a 2015 Susan G. Komen study.

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Texas celebrates Black history, contributions

For almost 500 years, African Americans have contributed to the growth and development of Texas since the start of the Spanish exploration era. The story of Black Texans is not often told or recognized by most people, leaving Black locals unaware of their own history.

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National, local general election results

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, New York.

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bigBANG! Equity in Action – Part I: Housing, racial discrimination

Racial discrimination is everywhere and may often exist in places that people wouldn’t expect.

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Historic Black church torched, vandalized with ‘Vote Trump’

After 111 years of worship, a historical African American church was set on fire and vandalized with the phrase “Vote Trump.”

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TEDx talks intimacy, homelessness

The TEDx lecture series – a broader and more localized version of the Technology, Entertainment and Design Talks that began in 1984 – was presented for the third year in a row at Mountain View College, Oct. 27. Nine guests spoke during the three-hour event, each lecturing on a specific topic – from feeding coyotes to sexual exploitation to solar eclipses – that captured and focused their passion, but which also offered lessons or applications that could be put to use by members of the audience.

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MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

“You know, it was pretty staggering. It put an end to essentially something that the Civil War was unable to end.” – Legal Defense Fund attorney Jack Greenberg, describing his reaction after the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education

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Keep moving forward on the path toward justice

“You know, it was pretty staggering. It put an end to essentially something that the Civil War was unable to end.” – Legal Defense Fund attorney Jack Greenberg, describing his reaction after the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education

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Obama steadied nation in ‘interesting times’

“May you live in interesting times.” This curse, attributed tenuously to the Chinese, bespeaks a preference for order over change. We now live in interesting times, and Americans are hungering for change. Yet, surprisingly, President Barack Obama enjoys increasing popularity as he heads into the final days of his presidency.

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