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Counseling Corner: Who are professional counselors?

Too many people know only one aspect of the counseling profession and may be unaware of all that professional counselors have to offer

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UTSW scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.

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DeVos’ invite to speak at Black college draws criticism

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shouldn’t speak at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University’s graduation because she will bring controversy to a sacred moment for students and their families, a granddaughter of the college’s founder said.

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Trump says Civil War could have been avoided

The U.S. president recently attempted to tackle a historical question about America’s Civil War.

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Around the state

African Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney failure than White Americans. Despite that fact that African Americans make up only 12 percent of the U.S. population, African Americans make up 35 percent of patients awaiting kidney transplants, according to the Southwest Transplant Alliance.

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Commissioner John Wiley Price found 'not guilty'

Commissioner John Wiley Price was found not guilty of bribery and mail fraud charges Friday, while the jury failed to reach a verdict on other counts.

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AT&T workers protest labor contracts

Chants of “No contract, no peace,” and verbal promises of a strike mingled with the sounds of the downtown streets April 28 as AT&T employees protested outside the company’s annual stockholders meeting.

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Unarmed Black teen killed by police officer

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old Mesquite High School student, was shot and killed Saturday night after a Balch Springs police officer fired multiple rounds into a car that he was riding in. In an original statement to the press, authorities stated that the car was being driven in reverse toward the officer in an “aggressive manner.”

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Forum addresses Black women, police brutality

Deputy Chief Catrina Shead stood facing a small luncheon audience April 22 inside the headquarters of The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas. Yet just as her feet were planted singularly in Oak Cliff, the officer also thoughtfully, confidently, linked three different worlds.

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A ban on ‘lunch shaming’

“In 2017, we’re taking hot lunches out of a child’s hands and throwing it away ... We’re one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations in the world and we’re not feeding our children lunch. They are experiencing real hunger in the middle of the school day and to me that’s just unacceptable.” – New Mexico State Sen. Michael Padilla

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Jeff Sessions is rolling back basic rights

As Donald Trump neared the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focused primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. It was a mistake, however, to discount the threat that the Trump administration poses to our fundamental rights. His attorney general, former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, is a case in point.

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Putting a stop to ‘school lunch shaming’ in Texas

Throughout my 21 years in the Texas Legislature, I have fought hard to address the needs of my constituents in Dallas. While there are a number of issues that keep me awake at night, providing students with the tools they need to succeed remains my top priority. Our future leaders deserve our time and focus as we prepare them to tackle the issues of today and tomorrow, and I am proud to continue this effort by authoring HB 2159

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Congress tries to ban regulation of payday, car title loans

Since its inception, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has faced an unrelenting onslaught of attacks. From lawmakers to lobbyists and business organizations, many still maintain that the marketplace should regulate itself, and government should just get out of the way.

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What do Blacks control? The need for economic empowerment

The Vietnamese control the nail industry; the Koreans control the major distribution channel for Black hair care products; Jewish people control the music industry; the Indians/Pakistanis control a major portion of the hotel/motel industry; and the Chinese control economic enclaves, as do Greeks, Italians, Mexicans, Cubans, Polish and Irish people. What do Blacks control?

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If we would embrace our dignity … life more abundantly

Every so often I think about the courage and the determination that Black people had as they waged the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They were, as Fannie Lou Hamer so eloquently said, “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” They were tired of being treated like objects, tired of not being heard, tired of having to swallow their pride in order to save their lives and scrape the bottom of the American system for a decent way to live.

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Fatal fungus linked to deaths: What you need to know

Most women – and some men – are familiar with yeast infections. While they are no doubt an uncomfortable nuisance, they are rarely dangerous. Or at least we thought. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new strain of drug-resistant yeast infections has recently been reported spreading throughout the globe. Not only is it resistant to medications, it’s also highly fatal!

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Counseling Corner: Helping a friend

It usually isn’t difficult to offer help to a friend or relative. Maybe he or she needs short-term financial assistance, advice about an upcoming vacation, or maybe just a ride to a doctor’s appointment. Most of us are ready to step up and help when it’s small things like that.

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Listen to your symptoms: When to seek emergency care

At what point does a fever or stomachache become a medical emergency? If you are cut with a knife or have the worst headache you’ve ever had, should you seek emergency care?

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Book reveals 20 women’s untold stories of triumph

“I went through some trials as we all do, business and personally,”

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CollegeMode helps bring college in reach

For many African Americans, a college education means a better paying career with opportunities for advancement – one of very few avenues for evening the economic playing field, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

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