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Vaccines are not just a personal protection, they protect the community at large. Children receiving a vaccination help to protect those others from communicable diseases.

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Monday night forums strive to empower citizens, educate voters

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates is a political forum in which candidates are invited to present their platform to local residents. Also, residents in attendance can talk directly to the candidates and ask questions that will help them decide which candidate will best meet the needs of their community.

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Lawyers are still needed in the fight for justice

Prior to and during the Civil Rights Movement, Black lawyers were the protectors of our civil rights.

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Now is the time for parents to bring their children in early to get immunizations before the back-to-school rush, according to the Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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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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The Dallas ISD’s Human Capital Management department will host a job fair for teachers on June 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Emmett J. Conrad High School, located at 7502 Fair Oaks Ave.

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Churches can improve the quality of life

On Sunday, I visited Joy Tabernacle African American Episcopal Church on Holmes Street in South Dallas. The talented and gifted Pastor Michael Waters is the founder and senior pastor of the church.

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ULGDYP introduces STEM careers to students

With science, technology, engineering and math jobs now in high demand, 206 middle and high school students were encouraged to consider them for future career choices during the Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professional’s STEM Youth Conference.

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The American Red Cross has requested that all eligible donors help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day. Every year on June 14, countries from around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products.

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The courage to survive victoriously

Dr. Maya Angelou was one of the most beloved heroes of our time. Her magnetism was so great that millions – probably billions – of people across the globe felt a connection to her.

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The American Red Cross has requested that all eligible donors help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day. Every year on June 14, countries from around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all Americans aged 65 and older have prediabetes, a potentially reversible condition that places them at very high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In 2010, nearly 282,000 seniors in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex had prediabetes.

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Can morality be legislated?

I left Dallas in 1961 after graduating from Lincoln High School, one of three segregated high schools in the city.

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Promise House, an organization that helps homeless, runaway and at-risk youth

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The 20th Annual Older Americans Information and Health Fair, themed “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow,” will be held May 15. Hosted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Dallas Area Agency on Aging and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation, the celebration is free for seniors and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Fair Park, located at 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Attendees can save on parking by riding DART’s Green Line directly to Fair Park Station where signs will direct attendees to the hall.

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Former Negro League pitcher dies at age 92

On Monday, hundreds who remembered former Negro League pitcher William “Bill” Blair, gathered for the Elite News Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at the park named in his honor. Blair, founder of Elite News, one of the city’s oldest African American newspapers, died on Sunday after battling health issues. He was 92.

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Dallas ISD will host a citywide pre-K registration at all campuses that began on Monday and will end Friday. To be eligible for pre-K, a child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the upcoming school year. Research shows that 85 percent of a child’s brain development takes place before age 5.

College slaves or student- athletes?

Should college athletes be paid? It’s a common debate lately, especially among many of those at our larger colleges and universities that have millions of dollars generated by sports teams.

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Walgreens, in conjunction with the National Urban League, will kick off the eighth annual The Way to Well Health Tour to provide free health tests throughout Dallas.

Conversations with our community

The Dallas Examiner presented the first in a series of Community Conversations at the African American Museum at Fair Park on Monday night. Prior to the Conversation, a reception was held for sponsors and panelists to mix and mingle.

Dedication of the Black Press

Since 1827, the African American community has depended on Black newspapers to tell their stories and provide information relevant to their community.

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The St. Philip’s School and Community Center, in partnership with Morning Star Family Foundation, will host its annual Morning Star Lecture Series on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the school’s campus, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Keynote speaker Jennifer C. Stimpson

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It’s your health

As the March 31 deadline approaches to enroll in health insurance, there are still thousands of Dallas County residents that remain uninsured.