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Do they really want the Black vote?

Has the African American community become so loyal to the Democratic Party that politicians the likes of David Alameel and the Texas candidate for the governor’s office, Wendy Davis, feel they no longer need to work to earn our vote

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More African Americans headed to Congress

There are 44 African American members of Congress. Next year, five more are expected to join them, bringing the total to 49. That will represent the highest number of Blacks in Congress in American history. But will it make a difference? Can they leverage their numbers?

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Two faces of racism guided by misguided attitudes

What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of The New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television-hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffic in the most misguided attitudes about Black artists, Black women and Black people in general?

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Breaking White silence on racism – Challenging oppression

On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism

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DOJ urged to stay focused on police killings

Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League, the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups have urged the Department of Justice to remain focused on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and to make sure that the police officers involved are held responsible for their deaths.

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CBC joins Black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’

If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama.

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Is modernization contributing to the Ebola epidemic?

Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser-known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease

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Planning ahead for 2015 - making smart Medicare choices

As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage you have now, you should spend at least a few minutes making sure it will still meet your needs next year. Here are some key questions that people with Medicare should ask.

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Getting physical: It’s never too late to start working out

Most people know exercise can help you feel younger and healthier, but recent research shows that even older people can benefit from physical activity regardless of age and health condition

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The price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

“It’s a money grab,” John Thomas admonished the Dallas County Commissioners Court about the cost of jail video visitation during the Sept. 23 session.

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Ebola strikes relatives of Dallas/Fort Worth residents

First U.S. case diagnosed in Dallas

On Tuesday, Dallas health officials diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States, and the first case of this strain of the virus outside of Africa. The unidentified man is being treated in an isolated area in the intensive care unit at Texas Health Presbyterian.

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2014 State Fair Classic brings on the entertainment as Tigers defeat the Panthers

Longtime HBCU rivals Prairie View A&M University and Grambling State University arrived at the Cotton Bowl ready to go head-to-head, as fans filled the arena to watch the clash of the big cats during the annual State Fair Classic on Saturday.

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Civil Rights: Let us finish the unfinished work

Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of unfinished work to be done in order to make the nation a more perfect union, President Barack Obama said.

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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child

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Who’s Who in Black Dallas to unveil second edition

The second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas will be unveiled at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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Promise Zone to help high-poverty communities

The Obama administration will launch a competition to designate the next round of Promise Zones, part of President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new pathway to the middle class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, improve educational opportunities and reduce violent crime.

Small Black businesses

Most Black owned-business in Dallas are small, but they provide important services to the community and are vital for the community’s survival

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NFL still dropping the ball

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday.

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MOM helps with grieving, recovery

While many people are preparing for the fall season and anticipating the kickoff of the State Fair of Texas, others are reflecting upon a difficult time in their lives

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The New York Times schooled on Adrian Peterson

“Adrian Peterson Indicted” reads The New York Times online story by Steve Eder and Pat Borziof, Sept. 12.

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