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Chelsea Jones

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Cedar Hill ISD’s response to molested students sparks community outrage

Cedar Hill community members convened in a town hall meeting at Graceland Community Baptist Church on May 14 to express their concerns about the safety of children in the Cedar Hill Independent School District.

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First African American fire chief transforms DFW Airport training facility

Since his childhood days in Amityville, N.Y., Brian McKinney, DFW International Airport’s first African American fire chief, has had a passion for firefighting. “Growing up there was a volunteer fire department right down the street from me. Every day I heard the alarms go off. I was always intrigued by what the firefighters did and the equipment they had. As I grew up into my high school years, I used to go down there and visit,” McKinney said.

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Athlete heads anti-bullying program

Daniel Puder is an undefeated mixed martial arts fighter and World Wrestling Entertainment champion. As a professional fighter and wrestler, he has had a remarkable career. He has forced opponents into submission using strong chokeholds. He has rendered technical knockouts with head kicks and punches. Once, he twisted a competitor’s arm so far backward that it would have snapped had the referee not ended the match.

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Meet the Peeples

A packed theater watched an advanced screening of Tyler Perry’s new movie, Peeples, at the Studio Movie Grill in Arlington on May 7. The movie is a comedy based on what happens when an everyday man crashes the Peeples’ annual family reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage.

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Healthy minds: A look at anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause excessive worry or fear, affecting about 40 million Americans each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. These disorders affect all nationalities. However, African Americans are less likely to seek or stay in treatment.

A closer look at PTSD: Things you should know

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a potentially debilitating anxiety disorder. Most African Americans – even those that have a primary care physician – go undiagnosed or untreated, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.