Around the State

Around the State
Around the State – Graphic by Robyn H. Jimenez/The Dallas Examiner

Special to The Dallas Examiner




The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 11 free Legal Clinics this month for Dallas County residents who qualify. All clinics begin at 5 p.m., with the exception of the Veteran’s Clinic, which begins at 1:30 p.m.

Clinics are as scheduled below:

  • Oct. 3 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.
  • Oct. 4 (available for veterans and their families only) at 1:30 p.m. Veterans Affairs Medical Center SCI Center, 4500 S. Lancaster Road
  • Oct. 8 at Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Oct. 10 at 2828 Fish Trap Road
  • Oct. 15 at St. Phillip’s Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Oct. 16 at Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Road
  • Oct. 17 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.
  • Oct. 17 at Salvation Army, 451 W. Avenue D in Garland
  • Oct. 22 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Oct. 24 at 2828 Fish Trap Road

The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those who qualify under Legal Aid’s income eligibility guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, legal papers, etc. with them to the clinic. For more information, log on to




More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Texas, there are more than 390,000 people living with the disease and 1.4 million caregivers, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The association will host its annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in an effort to end Alzheimer’s. The walk will take place on Saturday at Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 am.

During the event, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.

Over 3,000 people are expected to attend the 1-mile walk hosted by Hanna Battah, KDFW FOX 4 Good Day anchor.

Jennifer Bowring, Alzheimer’s Association Director of Development, said the Dallas Walk brings everyone together to fight a common cause.

“Nearly 400 thousand Texans are living with Alzheimer’s disease,” Bowring said.  “Texas ranks 4th in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and 2nd in Alzheimer’s deaths in the nation.  Dallas is the home of world champions and every single person walking is also a champion.”

In addition to the walk, attendees can visit the Alzheimer’s Research Emporium and meet local Alzheimer’s researchers who are working to unlock the secrets of the disease. Children who accompany can participate in an enhanced family friendly Kid’s Zone. Also, pets on a leash are welcome at the Dog Zone.

An Uber/Lyft drop site is available at 1600 Canton St. Additionally, people can ride DART and disembark at either the Union or Akard station to walk to the event.

Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at




The State Fair of Texas will celebrate the Fifth Annual Day of Inspiration and Gospel Sunday. Grammy Award-winning Artist Tye Tribbett. Season nine BET Sunday Best winner, Melvin Crispell III, will share the Chevrolet Main Stage as a headliner. Performances will be held at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Tribbett will also have a solo performance at 6 p.m.

The performances will showcase a 100+ voice ecumenical mass choir, Grammy and Stellar-nominated producer Myron Williams, national recording artists Gene Moore and Jonathan Traylor, as well as a host of other artists, including a praise team made up of children from the St. Paul United Methodist Church Ignite Kids Worship Workshop. The day will also feature Ordered Step Productions, a nationally known liturgical dance troupe.

In between the performances, the 2019 Juanita Craft Humanitarian Awards will take place at 4:30 p.m. The award in named in honor of Juanita Craft, who was a tireless advocate for civil rights and played a pivotal role in integrating parts of Dallas, including the State Fair of Texas. The awards program recognizes individuals who continue the legacy of Craft through advocacy for civil rights in our community.

The event is free with admission into the fair. Half-price admission is available for those who bring an empty Dr. Pepper can after 5 p.m. For more information, visit




States of Black organizers announce an innovative Social Justice Art Experience will be the closing event for the Speaking Truth To Power Conference, Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Friendship-West Baptist Church.

The 2-day conference, hosted by Dr. Frederick Dr. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West, will begin Oct. 10. It is a movement to equip church leaders and community activists to fight for social justice. Event organizers believe that the Social Justice Art Experience will create a space and place to visually see and interpret some of the teaching that will take place during the workshops and plenary meetings. More than 300 hundred registrants are expected to participate in the exhibit and conference.

States of Black is an artistic movement to bring awareness to systemic American injustices toward the African American community.

“This is sort of political art experience on steroids,” said Jamacia Johnson, States of Black Curator. “We have some talented artists in Dallas who will display their expressions of social injustices, mass incarceration, economic disparity, racism, education and a myriad of other themes through illustrations, painting, music and more.”

Johnson, who is a millennial business owner and artist, said her hope and focus for this experience is to use what Is happening in the landscape of the United States, as it relates to the disparity of treatment of African Americans and other minorities seen daily in an expressive way.

“Art and music are mediums to allow us to pay attention to very difficult topics,” Johnson explained. “I believe States of Black, through the art and the storytelling will spur action by persons experiencing. We are hoping that people will move to do something as we embark upon another election in 2020. I hope my generation will exercise their right to vote. As a young person, its important for me to do something for my generation to make a difference – Art is my way.”

The event is free to registrants of the conference. A limited number of free tickets are available to the community but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit




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