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A solid foundation: Can we rebuild Black Wall Street?

“There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories but leave their children neglected; who will make great analytical and oratorical dissertations on the inadequacies of Eurocentric education and yet will not contribute one penny of their money or their time to the construction of their own schools.” – Amos Wilson, Afrikan Centered Consciousness versus the New World Order

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Parkland offers tips to prevent heat-related illnesses

This time of the year, student athletes and band members across Dallas/Fort Worth are engaging in twice-daily practices in anticipation of the upcoming football season

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Lead found in water at South Oak Cliff High School

Dallas Independent School District recently confirmed that water quality test for South Oak Cliff High School showed evidence of low levels of lead and other contaminants.

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Balance & Equanimity: Lumbie Mlambo living on a balance beam

As Lumbie Mlambo, publisher of Equanimity magazine, prepared for the 2015 premiere Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, she was overwhelmed with joy – yet she had a shadow of sadness hovering over her.

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Block party attempts world record breaking Soul Train line

As part of a celebration of family and community, people of all ages and races came together on June 30 to break the world record for the longest Soul Train line recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Chicago PD accused of using street justice

Police fatally shoot another unarmed Black teenager

Chicago Police Department body camera videos released recently have revealed several important details surrounding the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male.

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Black Lives Matter seeks diverse support

The latest deaths of Black people at the hands of police led Jaime Sunwoo to undertake something she had always struggled with: a conversation with her parents about race.

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Gear up for a great back-to-school

Whether it’s the first backpack they don to scamper off to kindergarten or a new laptop to help make the most of freshman lecture courses, grabbing all the right gear is essential for a smooth start to the new school year. Arm your students with the right educational tools, dorm room essentials and the necessary nourishment and you’ll be ready when the back-to-school bells start ringing.

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How much do Black children’s lives matter?

Four little girls were changing into choir robes and chatting in a church restroom, preparing for the Youth Sunday services at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Sept. 15, 1963. At 10:22 a.m., a bomb previously hidden under the church steps with its timer deliberately set to go off during Sunday morning services exploded.

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Beat the heat, stay hydrated this summer

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned – with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.

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After dueling conventions, knowledge Trumps ignorance

At the Democratic National Convention last week, Hillary Clinton and her supporters were too kind by simply saying: Love Trumps Hate. It’s a matter that extends far beyond the concept of love. It would have been more accurate to have said: Knowledge Trumps Ignorance.

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‘At the bottom of politics … lies economics’

Booker T. Washington spoke those words in his best effort to show us what is really happening in this country.

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A message to the president: Invest in America

As the major-party conventions conclude and the general election season begins in earnest, the National Urban League has a message for the next president, whoever he or she might be: Invest in America.

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Trump: The clear and present danger in the U.S.

The greatest threat to the United States right now is not terrorism, foreign or domestic. It’s not the economy or the disappearance of jobs in the coal-mining regions or the manufacturing sector. Nor is it the coming rise of the seas to lap at America’s coastal cities.

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Strokes and your health

A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack. Yet, many don’t know as much about it.

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Bridges Safehouse: A saving grace for families in need

For Charlene Mendoza, mother of three children, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been her family’s saving grace.

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Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery, July 27, in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born with Down syndrome. It was also another small step in the development of Harlem as an art gallery district.

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One in four North Texas children identified as chronically hungry

One in four North Texas children live in food-insecure households, meaning that they do not know when their next meal will come from – especially during the summer, according to the North Texas Food Bank.

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Full-day pre-K set to launch

But underserved communities may be left out, increase education gap

The Dallas Independent School District recently approved a full-day, tuition-based pre-kindergarten pilot program for select elementary schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration is only open to students who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1.

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AMA apology: Black health matters, too

Eight years ago, the American Medical Association issued an apology for its long history of excluding Black physicians from obtaining membership, listing Black doctors as “colored” in its directory and neglecting to speak against federal funding of segregated hospitals.

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