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You can’t change things from the outside

This weekend at my church, True Lee Missionary Baptist Church, we made plans to go immediately after service and walk the neighborhood.

‘The New Jim Crow Era’

Friday night, St. Luke “Community” United Church presented as part of the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. African Heritage Lecture Series, an open discussion on the “New Jim Crow Era.” Guest panelists were state Sen. Royce West and Dallas County Commissioner ...

STEM: Are we as a community ready?

Last Saturday, I took my sons to attend the first ever STEM Day in Dallas ISD. It was held at my alma mater, Skyline High School. For those who do not know, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

Our history all year long, Black History Month

Throughout the year The Dallas Examiner has published articles reflecting on our Black heritage. We make this part of our mission every year. During the month of February we do even more to celebrate our heritage.

Your health care: It’s a matter of life, death

This past week, I was invited to attend a press conference at Paul Quinn College with U.S. House member Eddie Bernice Johnson, Dr. Juanita Wallace, president of the Dallas NAACP, Mr. Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Kathleen ...

Never ever give up!

In November, my husband and I attended The Rivers, Toney and Watson Annual Awards Ceremony established in 1981and named in honor of the first three African American judges elected to office in New York state.

A bright future in the hands of Black youth

I had the pleasure to attend the fifth annual African American Male Academic Bowl this past Saturday on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson.

Texas Department of Insurance: Lead, follow or get out of the way

The Texas Department of Insurance has adopted agency rules that impede the ability of Texas’ uninsured citizens to sign up for affordable insurance coverage in the health care marketplace.

Meeting the local political candidates

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates was a success again

Welcoming a civil rights icon to Dallas

Congressman John Lewis, one of the champions of the Civil Rights Movement who risked his life nearly 50 years ago to win voting rights for racial minorities in this country, will be the featured speaker at my 21st annual prayer ...

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King’s lessons

The lessons Martin Luther King Jr. taught – have we learned them?

How bad do you want to change?

Happy New Year! I’m hoping that your start to 2014 is much greater than 2013 ever was! Didn’t know I was a motivational speaker, huh? This is the time of year that we make resolutions of how we want to ...

Tell everyone about the Affordable Care Act!

All of us must continue to support the Affordable Care Act and the opportunity that it provides for nearly 6 million Texans to purchase affordable health care coverage for the first time.

Celebrating Kwanzaa all year round

Habari Gani! This is the greeting that is shared within African American families as they celebrate the cultural holiday, Kwanzaa. More than 50 years ago, Dr. Malauna Karenga founded this event as an opportunity to celebrate African culture here in ...

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates

Last Monday night was the first of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates for the March 4 Primary Election.