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DFW Airport transit station offers global competitive boost

Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s newest light rail station will connect Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to North Texas’ public transit system, an amenity that gives the region a competitive advantage in attracting global corporations.

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Kappa Kamp focuses on leadership, academic success

The Dallas-area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. hosted its annual Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program June 15 through Sunday on the campus of Paul Quinn College, located at 3837 Simpson Stuart Drive. The camp was open to young men ages 12 through 16.

Secretary Burwell announces steps to further strengthen HHS management team

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named Leslie Dach to a newly created Senior Counselor position, to further strengthen the HHS leadership team and enhance the Department’s ability to deliver impact for the American people.

Secretary Burwell announces steps to further strengthen HHS management team

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named Leslie Dach to a newly created Senior Counselor position, to further strengthen the HHS leadership team and enhance the Department’s ability to deliver impact for the American people.

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Addressing abuse of older Americans

Leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced on July 10 a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and called on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

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Tips to prevent food-borne illnesses in the summer

With summer comes fun in the sun, swimming in the lake, and picnics in the park. But while the kids are frolicking on the jungle gym, food-borne bacteria can be wreaking havoc with that special potato salad you made for the family gathering. Dietitians at Parkland Health and Hospital System warn that as food heats up in sweltering summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly.

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The Mid-Cities Chapter of The Links Inc. will host its 22nd annual fund-raiser “A Knock-Out Affair”: Black-Tie Boxing Event on Aug. 16 at the Fairmont Hotel.

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Teaching Health Centers receive $83.4 million to train providers

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that an award of $83.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support primary care residency programs would be provided to 60 Teaching Health Centers across the nation.

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GoodJobs: Helping veterans get back to work

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. has committed to helping veterans find meaningful employment and gain financial stability following their return to the civilian workforce. Per the 2010 census, veterans represent 8.3 percent – 121,419 individuals – of the county’s total population. One in 6 of these Tarrant County veterans have a service-related disability that affects their employability.

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New library program aimed at entrepreneurs

Dallas’ small business owners will get a much-needed leg-up on the competition this summer through a new initiative.

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Expert warns acetaminophen hazards often overlooked

It may be good for aches, pains and reducing fever, but acetaminophen – the active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter drugs – may not always be good for you, according to experts at Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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Student who fled civil war, death awarded for bravery and courage

As a child, school was secondary to survival for Ibrahim Kamara as he fled civil war and a sadistic regime of rebels who invaded Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa. Shuttled from Guinea years earlier after the death of his father to Sierra Leone to live with his uncle, Ibrahim witnessed atrocities and ran from the war, only to return to the city four months later and face the loss of his sight.

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TWC recovers millions in unemployment fraud

Each year, the Texas Workforce Commission investigates cases in which unemployment insurance benefits are obtained through fraud or deception and refers them to local district attorney offices.

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Black business owners see obstacles to growth

The number of Black-owned businesses in Texas is growing, but the firms remain small in comparison to other Texas businesses, and their owners perceive significant barriers to growth and profitability, according to a new report from the Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin.

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City urges residents to take precautions against West Nile virus

The city of Dallas is taking a proactive approach to protecting citizens against the West Nile virus by continuing its “fight the bite” campaign in 2014 with radio announcements, billboards, social media, brochures and community meetings.

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Richland College to offer STEM Camp

Richland College, located at 12800 Abrams Road, will offer two types of science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps for children ages 7 through 17 this summer.

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Parent praticipation celebrated during resource fair

Parent praticipation celebrated during resource fair

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El Centro College launches rooftop wind farm

Kicking off Earth Day activities, El Centro College held its official start-up of 40 wind turbines on April 21.

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Distracted driving crashes on the rise in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation is urging motorists to put away their mobile devices and pay attention to the road as more crashes are occurring because of these distractions. April marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the launch of TxDOT’s annual Talk, Text, Crash public education campaign.

Texas students excel at ExxonMobil fair

Nearly 1,100 students from across the state competed last month in the 28th Annual ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings top science-fair winners from across the state to showcase their innovation to win top prizes. The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted the fair.

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Tips for coping with spring pollens

Even after a cold winter that delivered ice, snow, flu and colds to the region, many North Texans do not welcome warm spring weather because for them it ushers in weeks of sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes. It’s the time of year when pollen goes airborne, spreading for miles and triggering one of the annual rites of spring – seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

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Imagine 2020 initiative coming to life for students

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and district officials visited schools in the Imagine 2020 initiative last week to see how the program was taking shape

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Connected City Design Challenge finalists

The Connected City Design Challenge announced last week the finalists for the 2014 Challenge Professional and Open Stream contest

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Roundtable at Capitol Hill address minority women

Over 300 Black women from 10 states traveled to Capitol Hill last week to urge members of Congress to pass policies and programs that help Black and underserved families, especially single mothers and the working poor, during the Black Women’s Roundtable.

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Lancaster students ride in style for special lunch celebration

Fourteen middle school students from Elsie Robertson Lancaster STEM Middle School were treated to a special lunch on Feb. 14 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.

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Black leaders in health, education honored for outstanding service

Two University of Texas at Arlington graduates will receive the Outstanding African American Alumni Award, the alumni chapter’s highest honor for an alumnae or alumnus, during the 24th Annual African American Alumni Chapter banquet on March 1 at the E.H. Hereford University Center on campus.

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Local museums team up to bring masterpieces onto Google Art Project

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art along with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced last week that they are adding a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures and other objects virtually.

Black lawyers endorse judicial candidates

Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association is an organization of Black lawyers in the private practice of law in Dallas County. As attorneys they work with the judges and candidates who are running for judicial positions currently on the Democratic primary ballot for the March 4 election.

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Lest We Forget

Texas Negro school pushes to regain its name, legacy

In May 2013, people from all around the country, from various walks of life, traveled to Harlingen, Texas, to witness the unveiling of an important part of their history and the history of Texas.

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Around the State

During the Jan. 23 Dallas ISD board meeting, several teachers, schools and members of the Board of Trustees were honored for their work and contributions benefiting students and the district.

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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.

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Around the State

Dallas ISD held an awards ceremony at Sam Tasby Middle School to honor 34 elementary and 31 middle schools with the 2013 HealthierUS School Challenge Award.

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Students celebrate diversity through oratory competition

Kayla O’Neal, a fourth-grader at J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard Elementary School, took first place in the 22nd Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, a contest that celebrates cultural diversity in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and encourages young students to exercise their writing and oratory skills.

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Musicians’ association luncheon to help support Blacks in music

The Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, an affiliate of the National Association of Negro Musicians founded 1919, serves to increase the awareness of the talents and contributions of African Americans in Dallas and around the world: from preserving the legacy of Black music to developing young musicians.

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Meeting the local political candidates

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates was a success again

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Around the State

The city of Dallas will host its 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Friday and Saturday.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King’s lessons

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

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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.

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Dallas ISD earns high grades on National Report Card

Dallas ISD students made significant gains in eighth-grade reading on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation’s Report Card. Dallas’ gains outpaced those of the nation’s public schools and Texas when compared to 2011.

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Let’s get more involved in 2014

At the beginning of each year, many Americans take part in the timeless tradition of making a New Year’s resolution. Hopefully, for 2014, one of our New Year’s resolutions will be to be more involved in our community.

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Parkland physician warns of winter dehydration

As the leaves turn a rainbow of fall colors, frost glistens on the ground and the air is dry from a blustery chill, Parkland Health and Hospital System physicians caution that dehydration can occur just as easily during the winter as it does in the summer. And the consequences can be just as serious.

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Rock'n Christmas Gifts

Students donate handcrafted gifts to children in need

Terry Stott’s classes at Dallas ISD’s Multiple Careers Magnet Center produced one-of-a-kind wooden rocking horses, reindeer and airplanes for several years to donate to charities. In the past few years, they have added rocking airplanes to the donation.

What can we do to stop the epidemic?

African Americans know that HIV/AIDS is an epidemic in our community.

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Prevent accidental fires during the holidays

During the holidays, many of us deck our homes with festive decorations to spread holiday cheer. While jolly and bright, holiday trimmings can also pose serious fire hazards if not handled properly.

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MyChildren’s expands primary care network

Children’s Medical Center, the fifth-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, has expanded its pediatric primary care network in North Texas with the opening of its 16th MyChildren’s clinic.

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Parkland providers offer advice for handling elderly drivers

Older adults are among the most responsible drivers on the road. They avoid drinking and driving, wear seatbelts, obey speed limits and aren’t distracted by texting, eating or taking their eyes off the road. Yet, according to the USAA Educational Foundation, older adults are more likely to be injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash.

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The new Billy Earl Dade Middle School

Two daughters of longtime Dallas educator Dr. Billy Earl Dade joined district officials, parents, students and elected officials on Nov. 8 at the dedication of the new school named in his honor. The new campus combines Pearl C. Anderson Middle Learning Center with Billy Earl Dade Middle School.

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Dallas Mavericks Star Vince Carter mentors Dallas youth

Last month, outstanding Dallas area students Dominic Bowie and Charity Garrison thought they were participating in a basketball exercise clinic with their peers, when Mavericks guard Vince Carter, Joseph Braley, manager at Sun Life Regional Group, and Matt Aldridge, Sun Life voluntary practice leader, surprised them with $5,000 college scholarships for their remarkable educational achievements and commitment to their community.

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President Barack Obama speaks during memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela

During the early hours of Monday morning, Americans heard President Barack H. Obama as he spoke to mourners of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa at 1:31 p.m. SAST.

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Giving thanks, telling our stories

Among the many things we give thanks for this Thanksgiving is the Black Press. There are approximately 200 Black-owned newspapers in the United States.

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