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A Community that Gardens together … Grows together

Classes on the ecosytem allow students to connect with nature

Nature offers man its most valuable resources – soil, water and air. Combined with proper care, they can transform into a bountiful field with enough fruit and vegetables to sustain a community. Maintaining such a field can provide an opportunity for the community to bond, as well as a chance for individuals to connect with Mother Nature.

Secretary Burwell announces steps to further strengthen HHS management team

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named Leslie Dach to a newly created Senior Counselor position, to further strengthen the HHS leadership team and enhance the Department’s ability to deliver impact for the American people.

Secretary Burwell announces steps to further strengthen HHS management team

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named Leslie Dach to a newly created Senior Counselor position, to further strengthen the HHS leadership team and enhance the Department’s ability to deliver impact for the American people.

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Expungement process requires patience, money to cut through bureaucracy, red tape

Reggie Ruffin, the local man arrested in 2009 and 2010 for violent felonies but released after being found not guilty in each case, learned that the lawsuit he brought against the city was thrown out of court June 20 by the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court, Texas Northern District. Ruffin cited malicious prosecution and violation of his civil rights when he filed his case in January.

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Building the PQC village

Paul Quinn’s student living center, first building since 1990

Paul Quinn College is the only Historically Black College and University in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Summer cooking for tech-savvy chefs

Texas is known for its barbecues because nothing is deeper to the heart of a Texan than beef, chicken or pork cooked on an open flame – especially during the summer.

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Addressing abuse of older Americans

Leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced on July 10 a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and called on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

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Tips to prevent food-borne illnesses in the summer

With summer comes fun in the sun, swimming in the lake, and picnics in the park. But while the kids are frolicking on the jungle gym, food-borne bacteria can be wreaking havoc with that special potato salad you made for the family gathering. Dietitians at Parkland Health and Hospital System warn that as food heats up in sweltering summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly.

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The border of responsibility: Should we be taking care of immigrants?

Every year, the United States deports 400,000 immigrants who entered Texas illegally. Recently, the number of immigrants entering illegally has increased dramatically, with the majority of them being children traveling unaccompanied by an adult.

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Republicans’ selective memory on executive orders

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again.

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A family-friendly workplace is a basic need

As president, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead.

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Black Press: The voice of Black America

Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell, D-Md., once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to defend and to support Black-owned businesses in the United States.”

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Turn it around: A challenge for the hip-hop generation

Lately, hip-hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds.

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GOP’s impeachment gambit, a reaction to Black achievements

Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now.

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Stimulating students during summer

It’s mid-July. Do you know if your children are learning? Just a month ago they were eager to leave the regimentation of the daily classroom to “enjoy the summer.”

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Around the State

Last week, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services awarded Dallas County Health and Human Services 100 percent on its annual Technical Assistance Review. The review assesses the Public Health Preparedness Division’s ability to dispense essential medications and health equipment to Dallas County’s 2.4 million residents in response to a large-scale emergency.

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Special to The Dallas Examiner

The Mid-Cities Chapter of The Links Inc. will host its 22nd annual fund-raiser “A Knock-Out Affair”: Black-Tie Boxing Event on Aug. 16 at the Fairmont Hotel.

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Aging out: Fear, finances and exploitation

In a recent survey about aging, people reported their greatest fear as losing their independence and having others make decisions for them.

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Jackson: Young men follow your dreams

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged boys to follow their dreams and shared with them words of wisdom during his visit to the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, a preparatory secondary school for boys located in Oak Cliff, on the last day of school.

Entrepreneurs of color push women-owned business growth in U.S.

Women of color have become the driving force of the rise in women-owned firms in the United States. According to reports, they are doing so despite more obstacles and are driven to entrepreneurship as a result of structural limits in the traditional workforce.

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