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Muhammad Ali: The legacy is easier to admire than follow

“Where you been, boy?”

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Making history – the right woman for the right time

Hillary Clinton’s wrap-up last week of the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency – the first woman in American history to head the ticket of a major political party – quickly set in place the Democratic “tag-team” ready to aid in taking on what is still the “Donald Trump Republican Party reality show.”

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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks

Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer, homicides, HIV/AIDS, etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African Americans than high blood pressure.

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CMS awards millions of dollars to help uninsured Texas children

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $4,780,000 on Monday to five Texas organizations participating in an effort to get more eligible children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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A smokin’ celebration

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form.

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Bulging at the seams: Texas foster care system overcrowded, children sheltered at state offices

A shortage of foster homes in Texas has led to dozens of children sleeping in state offices, another disturbing trend for a state foster care system that one judge has condemned as “shameful” and another has called so broken it often leaves young people in long-term care worse than when they entered.

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Clinton, Obama prove Democratic dependence on nonwhites

Eight years ago, exit polls showed Hillary Clinton with comfortable margins over now-President Barack Obama among Whites and Latinos during the Democratic primary season.

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Dallas’ first Black mayor honored

Known as a bridge builder, city builder and unifier, former city attorney, former mayor and Texas secretary of State, Ambassador Ronald Kirk was honored before a crowd of 300 in front of the Continental Avenue Bridge, which was dedicated in his honor and renamed the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge on June 4.

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Whitney Houston’s valuables to be auctioned in Dallas

During Whitney Houston’s 30-year career the singer earned numerous Grammy awards, an Emmy and took home multiple platinum albums. Her path from being a backup singer for Lou Rawls and Chaka Kahn to stardom was boosted by her upbeat personality and youthful beauty – timely assets in a period when the visual appeal of music videos made them the latest form of mainstream entertainment. By the time the entertainer died in 2012 at the age of 48 she left behind a worldwide fanbase and a vast array of personal property.

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Ali’s stand against the Vietnam War emboldened King to oppose violence

Muhammad Ali’s decision to risk going to jail by opposing the Vietnam War provided Dr. Martin Luther King with the strength to come out against the war publicly for the first time, according to the board chairman of King’s old organization.

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Farewell to Muhammad Ali draws the world to his hometown

Muhammad Ali crafted the plan for his final tribute years ago, long before he died. On Friday, his family will honor him just like he planned, with a global celebration in his hometown.

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Saluting a historic Big D blues scene

Famed musical talents across the city, through their inspiration and organic rhythms, have contributed to global artistic culture for more than 100 years. From the Southern-steeped blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson at the beginning of the 20th century to Down Home Blues recording artist Z.Z. Hill, a multitude of creative influences sprouted and spread roots via the noisy streets, smoky joints or tiny recording studios of Big D. Yet the unknown, the obscure or the forgotten are also worthy of note, musician Fred Lowery believes.

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Improving the quality of life in Oak Cliff

In order to improve the quality of life for residents who live in District 4 of the city of Dallas, Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold hosted the first Fair Housing Symposium on April 28 at Oak Gardens Church on Polk Street.

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Phyllis Lister Brown: Dallas loses an incredible leader, steadfast servant

“I’m not a politician. I have a desire, and have always had a strong desire, to serve and give back to my community

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Around the State

Remington College Dallas Campus will host its annual 3 Lives Blood Drive on June 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Remembering, reclaiming and honoring our roots

On the 40th anniversary of the publication of Alex Haley’s landmark book Roots:

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Muhammad Ali, the people’s champion

I know it’s extremely difficult, but if you can, ditch the memories of Muhammad Ali showing up uninvited at Sonny Liston’s training camp, announcing that he was going bear hunting.

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Valuing a gorilla’s life over a Black child

The story is as old as news cycles go: A 3-year-old toddler fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and the end-result is that the gorilla was shot and killed, but the toddler was rescued, apparently unharmed.

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Donald Trump: A clear and present danger

The danger that Donald Trump, practitioner of questionable business practices, inveterate bully, racist, sexist, demagogue and the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States, presents to American society was never more evident than in how he behaved last week amid a flurry of negative news stories.

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Make presidential race about issues, not a spitball fight

Donald Trump has now won the delegates needed to give him the Republican presidential nomination.

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