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Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth will host a job fair on Aug. 7 for individuals seeking employment.

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Legislative action begins with us

The Dallas Examiner has been trying to determine why many Blacks are not voting.

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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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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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Lancaster ISD has been in a state of transformation for the past few years, and leading the charge has been its superintendent, Dr. Michael D. McFarland. Since his arrival, the district has improved its financial status, strengthened city and community partnerships, increased the graduation rate to where it is the highest among the Best Southwest member cities, and is seeing gains in student achievement.

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Exercising Power

This week marks the 50th anniversary of passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – a moment that impacted every corner of America. Yet, many Americans do not know the history of the passage of this legislation that significantly changed our country and the lives of African Americans.

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Individuals without health insurance coverage and who have experienced a change in marital status, adoption, loss of job, change of address, employment or a change in immigration status may qualify for a special enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act. Navigators at the Urban League of Greater Dallas, located at 4315 S. Lancaster Road, can help Dallas residents find out if they are eligible to enroll, file an appeal or get an exemption. They can also help those enrolling to understand what coverage is available, how it works and the benefits of their coverage. Individuals without health care insurance could incur a financial penalty on their taxes. For more information, call 214-915-4600.

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The Dallas community has spoken

The Joint Runoff Election for Dallas County was June 21. Among those elections were: Duncanville for mayor and District 4 Councilmember, Farmers Branch for mayor and District 2 Councilmember, Seagoville Place 5 Councilmember, and Dallas ISD District 6 member of the Board of Trustees.

Fifty years after Freedom Summer … Where are we now?

This summer is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, sometimes referred to as the Mississippi Summer Project. In June 1964, the campaign was launched to register as many Blacks as possible to vote in Mississippi. Mississippi was chosen because of the low levels of African American voter registration in the state. In 1962, less than 7 percent of the state’s eligible Black voters were registered to vote.

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Friendship West Baptist Church will host “Community Matters: A Town Hall Meeting,” featuring renowned writer, teacher and activist Dr. Cornel West on June 20 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, 2020 W. Wheatland Road.



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