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Robyn H. Jimenez

Stories by Robyn H.

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Lyrical prose: Justus on the Expressway

“Lock in tight, live for the fight, clamp down on life, and just ride,” wrote Justus Le'Derrick Clark as part of his latest endeavor.

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Summer cooking for tech-savvy chefs

Texas is known for its barbecues because nothing is deeper to the heart of a Texan than beef, chicken or pork cooked on an open flame – especially during the summer.

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Exclusive interview marks Dallas’ civil rights struggle

The date was May 4, 1952. The room was filled with a virtual list of who’s who of attorneys that would later be known as civil rights heroes.

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Be bossy: sassy, yet brassy

Last month, during Women’s History Month, there was quite a bit of a fuss over the word “bossy” and the Ban Bossy campaign.

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MLK Day: A Day of Service

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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President thanks ACA volunteers in Dallas

Obama: No other state needs coverage more

Amidst a massive website failure and overall staunch opposition in Texas to the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama traveled to Dallas encouraging ACA volunteers at a synagogue, Temple Emanu-El. The volunteers have assisted consumers with their enrollment in the ACA through the HealthCare.gov website which has received an overwhelming amount of criticism after consumers either received error messages or were rerouted, in the middle of enrollment, to begin the process over again.

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A testimony of faith and survival

Sharman Marshall-Burks had been a hard-working single-parent for many years before she married her current husband in 2007. At age 49, she thought being a new bride would be the focus of the new chapter in her life. However, a couple of months later, she noticed that she gained close to 14 pounds in one week. Startled by the sudden weight increase, she called her doctor for an appointment.

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Christmas in July for DFW children

Celebrating Christmas in July, Rock The Clock Entertainment and JTCXchange Inc. will hand out 1,000 free toys to Dallas/Fort Worth girls and boys 1 to 7 years old. The giveaway will be held on July 7 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at The Center City Grill, located at 3316 Merrille Drive.

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Reunited returns to the big screen

Relationships can be one of the most complicated aspects of human life. As part of the puzzle that makes up a human, dating can have several intricate pieces in and of itself.

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Protestors Cry Out: Date Rape

Reebok lands in the middle of the controversy

Rap lyrics of a well-known rapper are the center of a growing controversy. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. However, the concerns go beyond morality. According to protestors, the rapper is bragging about date rape.

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A walk to end a cruel mystery

Lupus is a chronic, debilitating, destructive and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease. Because it can affect the heart, kidneys, and other organs or other parts of the body without warning, it is called the “Cruel Mystery.” Many Americans have never heard of lupus, or don’t know what the disease is and how it can affect those who have it. Yet, 1.5 million Americans suffer from lupus ‒ that’s 1 in every 200 people. Moreover, African Americans are three times more likely to have lupus than Caucasians. It can also strike minorities at a younger age than Caucasians.

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180 Days: American high school, Black education

Since President Barack Obama has been in office, he has pushed to reform education, noting that America has fallen from No. 1 to No. 9 in the world in regard to college graduates.

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Black Couples who have impacted history

Love stories from yesterday and today

As Valentine’s Day approaches, during Black History Month, it seems appropriate to take a look at African American couples that have been trailblazers in their own way, making an impact on American history.