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Resilient Black woman debuts show across multiple TV streaming platforms to empower women entrepreneurs

Sherry Bronson, an outstanding TV talk show host/producer, speaker and author, recently announced the re-launch of The Sherry Bronson Show. The show is designed to elevate the voices of women and underrepresented minorities. Her mission is to be a strong advocate in the female empowerment and entrepreneurship movement.

On her show, Bronson dives into an array of topics with prominent female and Christian leaders surrounding family, lifestyle, relationships and business seeking to provide women with the tools they need to overcome difficult situations. The show shares life-changing stories of individuals who are hurting, lost, hopeless and faithless.

Far too often, diversity has been a highly underappreciated and overlooked factor in shaping the narratives that define our society and the ways in which we live our lives, according to the show’s representatives. They further expressed that individuals whose expertise match the topics being discussed, too often, voices of women experts are disregarded. For far too long, female voices have been underrepresented across mainstream media – as writers, spokespeople, experts and editors. This issue has only been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, with male voices dominating the narrative of the situation and once again turning men as the leading figure of authority.

“Women are changing the landscape and we have been doing so for many years – however, the issue still remains, our voices have been highly underrepresented across a multitude of industries,” Bronson commented. “Via The Sherry Bronson Show, it is my ultimate goal to not only help women overcome difficult situations, but also expand the reach of women experts and entrepreneurs who continuously contribute their knowledge and know how every day all across our country.”

Originally launched in 2006 and now available across streaming television Roku, AppleTV, AmazonFireTV and Apple iOS and Android Mobile Devices reaching over 400 million homes and businesses worldwide

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Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest opens for entries and sponsors

This year, the Dallas YMCA will give the public the chance to submit its best designs for its popular Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be featured on the famous 2021 Turkey Trot shirt. The contest is open to all ages; professional graphic designers, anyone who likes to dabble in drawing and talented children and teenagers.

This year’s theme is “Thankful Together” with proceeds supporting the Y’s community health programs that help families dealing with diabetes, nutritional challenges and weight loss struggles.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of North Texas youth and teens, improves our area’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

“The Turkey Trot t-shirt is always one of the items people look the most forward to receiving for the event. We’re excited to feature the design of a North Texas designer on the shirts this year,” said Curt Hazelbaker, president and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “The 2021 race will be in person this year, with virtual options available to those who would prefer to race at home. We’re looking forward to being together again for this annual Thanksgiving Day tradition.”

Artwork must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. June 30. A group of finalists will then be chosen for public consideration, with the general public able to vote online for their favorite design from July 5 through July 25. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event. To learn more and submit a design or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit


Facemasks still required onboard DART vehicles, recommended in outdoor areas

The Transportation Security Administration has recently revised its face mask policy, allowing public transit passengers to forego masks in outdoor areas. The facemask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, remains in effect while onboard or indoors through Sept. 13.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit will continue to require a face mask approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention be worn over the mouth and nose by passengers and operators at all times while on DART vehicles; including buses, trains and paratransit vehicles, Trinity Railway Express trains, in buildings and onboard the Dallas Streetcar.

Refusing to wear a mask, unless exempted or excluded under the CDC guidelines, is a violation of federal law and failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal, and passengers may be subject to federal penalties.

Facemasks and hand sanitizer dispensers are installed on all buses, light rail vehicles and Dallas streetcars and will continue to be available to all passengers.

If a DART passenger is concerned with someone not wearing a mask, they can contact DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111 or use the DART Say Something app, which can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play for free.

  • Social Distancing: DART recommends maintaining a six-foot distance between both fellow riders and your DART operator, leaving an open seat between yourself and other riders when available, avoiding large groups and staying home if you feel sick or are experiencing symptoms.

To enforce social distancing practices and protect customer and employee well-being, all transit center waiting areas have been temporarily closed. DART riders can still use the outdoor areas for boarding buses and light rail vehicles.

  • Staying Safe While Riding DART: DART remains committed to doing everything possible to keep both our patrons and employees safe through this pandemic. DART remains in close contact with local, state and national health authorities, including the Texas Department of State Health Services and the CDC. DART encourages passengers who feel sick or are experiencing symptoms to stay home and avoid public places.
  • Cleaning and Protection: DART continues to undertake aggressive agency-wide cleaning and safety protocols on buses, light rail, paratransit vehicles and properties. In addition to thorough nightly cleanings, DART buses and trains are also cleaned on a rotating basis with hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning solutions to sanitize and disinfect each vehicle.


Tribute to Black Cinema Series: Cabin in The Sky Revue

The South Dallas Concert Choir will present a revue of the 1943 film, Cabin in the Sky, based on the 1940 Broadway musical of the same name. The musical was one of only six films produced by a major studio during the “Race Film” era, from 1915-1955, to feature an all-Black cast.

Before production began, the producers and directors sought input from Black leaders.  The script was submitted to the NAACP before production. Its writer said he received a letter congratulating them on the treatment of this Black fable, which avoided clichés and racial stereotypes.

In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

“We are honored once again to be joined by the angelic voices of the Billie Kerl Roberts Youth Chorale from the Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association as our special performing guests,” representatives stated.

The show will be held June 30 at 7 p.m. as part of the Tribute to Black Cinema Series:  Cabin in The Sky Revue, streaming at There is no charge for the concert, but donations are appreciated.


Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program to hosts virtual legal clinics

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and local Dallas law firms will host virtual clinics in July.

Clinics are as follows:

  • July 1 –DVAP and UNT Dallas College of Law – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • July 8 –DVAP, Winston & Strawn LLP, and SMU Dedman School of Law – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 –DVAP, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and SMU Dedman School of Law – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 22 –DVAP and SMU Dedman School of Law – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 29 –DVAP, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, and SMU Dedman School of Law – 4 to 8 p.m.

Dallas County residents who would like to apply for free legal assistance should fill out the form found online at: Once the form has been completed, expect an attorney’s call on the respective date. Participants should watch for a call from an unknown number that should be labeled “No Caller ID” or something similar.

For legal assistance any time, contact the DBA’s Lawyer Referral Service at



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