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Making History ... Making a Difference

Obama says Lynch will carry on equal justice

President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.”

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dianne - with a small ‘d’ and a big heart

“It’s spelled with a small d-i-a-n-n-e. Small g-i-b-s-o-n. No capital letters in ‘dianne gibson,’” explained the woman known as Miss Community.

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Bowie given huge ‘Community’ welcome

“A star has risen on the spiritual horizon of our city in the person of Dr. Michael Bowie Jr.,” said Rep. Helen Giddings for Texas Dist. 109 during a gala reception to honor a new pastor in the city of Dallas.

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Black pollster: Democrats got their ‘butt’ whipped

Even with overwhelming support from Black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise with the GOP-controlled Congress in order to get anything done in his last two years.

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YouthSpark: Closing the achievement gap

In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to have a post-secondary education and career-based training to keep a competitive edge. Gone are the days where one could enter the workforce straight from high school and carve out a comfortable living for themselves and their families.

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Voting habits of Blacks

After the Civil War and during the early 20th century, Blacks for the most part voted Republican.

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Time for Black Democrats to switch

The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive.

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Dallas County: Did you Arrive with 5?

You may ask why would I start this column with that. It’s simple, that is when the next election is. On May 9, 2015, we in the city of Dallas will have an opportunity to elect six new Dallas City Council members, elect or re-elect a mayor and school board trustees.

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Democrats: A party out of sync and sinking

If there was one lesson to be learned on Election Day it was this: Until President Barack Obama is gone and the Democratic Party leadership changes, Democrats will continue to lose.

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Democrats have no consistent message

Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected

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Republicans can make headway with African Americans

Last week’s midterm elections were historic.

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Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

U.S. attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they did not commit.

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Dinner tips for picky eaters

When it comes to promoting a healthy diet, it can be difficult to convince children to eat their fruits and vegetables

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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Dear White People

Racism is one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Though somewhere between the Civil Rights Movement and the election of America’s first Black president, a group of people have declared racism to be extinct, there are those that state there has been little or no improvement in the last 50 to 60 years – not to mention the many shades of grey with varying ideas of racism and where the U.S. stands today.

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Is Dallas ostracizing Africans?

When it was announced Sept. 30 that Liberian citizen Thomas Duncan was suffering from Ebola, many residents reacted with questions and curiosity about the disease, the patient and the possibility of contracting the virus.

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Harambee: Festival continues despites financial instability

The Harambee Festival is more than just a festival. For 40 years, the annual cultural event has provided a way for people to connect to their African culture and community.

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Around the State

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season.

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WeVote: Dallas County election

On Tuesday, we exercised our right to vote and selected those we want to represent us. In spite of the voter ID law, we still had an opportunity to vote and have our voice heard.

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Watching the elections from abroad

On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate.

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