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NASA pulled this astronaut from a space station crew. Her brother blames racism.

By Sarah Kaplan  NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to become the first black crew member to live on board the International Space Station, was unexpectedly pulled from her June flight. In a brief news release Thursday, NASA announced that Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a fellow member of Epps’s astronaut class who was scheduled to launch later in the year, would be bumped up …

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African American pastors speak out…Condemning the current president of the United States of America

By Mashaun D. Simon NBC News Black Christian leaders are speaking out against President Donald Trump and his supporters in the wake of Trump’s alleged remarks about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations being “shithole.” Eldren Morrison, senior pastor of Shaw Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Smyrna, Georgia, used a sermonic moment to share his thoughts. His intent, …

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Tony Award Winning Broadway Play “The Color Purple” lands in Dallas…..

Have you heard of the Broadway play “THE COLOR PURPLE” before? Sure you have! It is an All-American staple.   Tony Award-Winning Broadway Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, makes its Dallas premier starting TODAY January 23- February 3   THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” …

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Up Close with Gospel Recording Artist Leon Richardson

Leon Richardson was born in St. Louis Mo. He currently resides in Sparta, IL about 1 hr. away from his hometown of St. Louis. He faithfully attends and works in ministry at Road to Life Church in Sparta, IL. He serves as the minister of music, praise and worship leader, and minister of the gospel under the leadership of Pastor …

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Preserved – Miracles in the Desert

Fear and uncertainty are the two most common emotions that are expressed when people share how the new year 2018 makes them feel.  Our current president is known more for the many lies he tells than for passing any significant legislation since taking office.   In addition, with an increase in acts of racial violence, others say that our country is …

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Power Principles Leading To Greatness

Today begins the first full ‘work week’ of the new year, as well as the first day of the rest of your life. Surely, you are set and ready to continue accelerating and ascending into your ‘greatness’. To keep the pace you must run sprints, jump over hurdles and endure the distance races. Welcome to 2018 this is Your Year! …

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Clients benefit as Linda Mitchell leads Black & Clark to new heights

by Norma Adams-Wade Courtesy Cheryl Smith IMessenger Friends who grew up with business juggernaut Linda Mitchell say she showed signs of her professional future as a child. They just did not know what those signs meant. The friends were not alone. Mitchell said recently that she, too, did not understand traits about herself that gave hints of her coming career, …

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From Policy to Plate: Healthy School Meals Start With Us

By Brenda Alvarez Most parents and educators want school cafeterias to serve food that is fresh, local, organic, and nutritious. But the truth is that many school nutrition programs operate on a freezer-to-oven basis. Meals arrive highly processed and ready to pop into the oven. That’s what Sheila Mulrooney Eldred found nearly a decade ago when she first visited public …

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The 36th Annual MLK Celebration – Dallas

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a long-standing tradition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, dedicated to honoring King’s life and legacy. The weekend-long celebration kicks off on Friday, January 12, 2018, and ends on Monday, January 15, 2018, with events including the MLK Celebration Fair, the MLK Candlelight Ceremony, the MLK Awards Banquet, and the …

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