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Connected City Design Challenge finalists

The Connected City Design Challenge announced last week the finalists for the 2014 Challenge Professional and Open Stream contest

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Roundtable at Capitol Hill address minority women

Over 300 Black women from 10 states traveled to Capitol Hill last week to urge members of Congress to pass policies and programs that help Black and underserved families, especially single mothers and the working poor, during the Black Women’s Roundtable.

Community Conversations: Talking past the politics

“We, the people, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.” – President Barack Obama

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‘Dead end’ Republican politics exposed

When Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, shares more information with conservative Fox News than with Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the committee, that’s enough to make Cummings go ballistic.

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It’s time for us to grow up: Our health

“When I was a child, I thought as a child, I spoke as a child, I acted as a child. But when I grew up I put away childish things.” – First Corinthians 13:11

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Celebrating [Black] Women’s History Month

Do you know about Elizabeth Keckley? Maggie Lena Walker, Sarann Knight Preddy, Gertrude Pocte Geddes-Willis, Trish Millines Dziko, Addie L Wyatt or Marie-Therese Metoyer?

It is time for Blacks in Texas to go to work!

Black Texas – to say nothing of Black America – is at a crossroad that we have never encountered.

Respect begins with us – monitoring our words as well as our actions

"What are we talking about? We talking about fiction or we talking about fact? You talking about fiction? Hold up pardon my back …" – Excerpt from Jay-Z, What We Talking About

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Five days to a fitter, healthier you

If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.

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The Dallas Examiner's Monday Night Community Conversations

It’s not a forum. It’s not a lecture. It’s not a workshop. It’s a conversation with the community regarding issues of concern for the African American community.

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MLK Museum: Dallas’ newest African American museum

“People were not allowed to sit at the counters and be served their food at times,” said Ann Erving, as she read aloud from Child of the Civil Rights Movement to visiting preschool children.

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Monday Night Politics concludes: Education Board candidates, Medicare expansion

“So far, I understand that the numbers for early voting are low,” said Mollie Belt, publisher of The Dallas Examiner, as Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates came to a close on Feb. 24.

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Conversation about race, economics

The issue of racism and its impact on economic opportunity was the topic of round two of Conversations about Race, a multi-part discussion with community members and selected panelists, held Feb. 22 in the Dallas City Hall Council Chambers

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Obama signs ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

No one had seen President Barack Obama more emotional than last week when he announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young Black men.

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Minorities herded into private prisons

Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal.

Blacks must vote in every election

The percentage of eligible voters who vote is very small. We don’t know why. We can speculate and analyze about it.

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My sister’s keeper for Black girls

In all the hoopla surrounding President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, overlooked is the fact that our young girls also need to be targeted for special attention.

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It’s time to ask: Am I my brother’s keeper?

President Barack Obama last week made a historic announcement to address an issue that has systematically had a devastating impact on a segment of the population in this country.

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Obama’s legacy, will the good outweigh the bad?

President Barack Obama announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to help young Black and Brown men succeed.

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Supporting Common Core State Standards – Part I

“You can’t allow 15,000 school boards to home bake their own little standards subject to their own political pressures and think we are going to have international competitiveness. We have to at least have some bare minimum core standards if our young people are going to compete.” – Rep. Bobby Scott, Congressional Black Caucus

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