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IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?

You used to do them when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander and dirty language.  Colossians 3:7,8 When you look at your hands, do they each have four fingers, a thumb and the same three lines drawn across the palm of both hands? If your answer is yes,that’s because ... Read More »

STAND 4 SISTERHOOD TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL SISTERHOOD DAY WITH UNITED WE STAND!

Dallas, TX…Saturday, March 18th marks Global Sisterhood Day, and entrepreneur Marguritte S. Johnson is leading the charge in Dallas with her non-profit organization, Stand 4 Sisterhood with United We Stand! The event will feature a full day of encouragement, empowerment, entertainment and inspiration for women of all ages and walks of life. The event will take place from 9 am ... Read More »

Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

Goal to advance responsible homeownership includes $60 billion in lending to create a projected 250,000 homeowners in 10 years ATLANTA—Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027. The company’s commitment is a direct action to help address the lower ... Read More »

Black Chicago Fights to Save Historic EBONY Building from Developers

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Downtown Chicago is set to explode with construction. In the next several years, the city that gave birth to the skyscraper will have a new look. A new generation of glitzy skyscrapers will sprout up all over the city, dramatically altering its famous skyline with bold new designs and soaring to greater heights. The ... Read More »

Carrollton names Gregg Salmi as the new Fire Chief

After a nationwide search beginning in January, the City of Carrollton appointed Assistant Chief of Operations Gregg Salmi as the Fire Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue. He will take the department head position the beginning of April after current Chief John Murphy retires. Salmi is a 31-year veteran of CFR having begun his career in Carrollton in 1986. He was ... Read More »

Curvylicious Ladies Get Fit & Fabulous with Active Ego Apparel

By Carla Meadows, Lifestyle/Family Travel Blogger Now that springtime is approaching I’m motivated to get outside and amp up my workout routine. Although I’m excited about clocking in some extra miles at the gym, my old exercise clothes don’t look like they can take another lap. When you’ve been working out in over-sized t-shirts, baggy shorts and alternating between the ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose:   Face to Face

“I have a what on my where?”  I asked my doctor as she reexplained what I’d obviously been too preoccupied to hear.    Honestly, I knew I’d heard it right but, I was just hoping she’d say something different the 2nd time.    By the time I collected my thoughts, the reality of what she said was literally staring me in the ... Read More »

Upgrade Your Faith – Wait on God

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais One of the hardest things in following Jesus and being on this spiritual journey is having patience to wait on God. I think one of the reasons is that we live in a culture that promotes a mindset of quick, fast and in a hurry. We rush in and out of fast food eateries, complaining ... Read More »

6 Black History Scholarships accepting applications

According to BlackNews.com — Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring Black History month. Some of these programs have come and gone, while others have been very consistent throughout the years. Here’s a list of the programs that are open this February: #1 – Jackie Robinson Foundation ... Read More »

Transformance’s Economic Empowerment Center Blossoms

These days, it sure seems like the world could use a good story. A positive message or something to be proud of. I’d like to think I have a small contribution to share regarding our nonprofit’s ability to serve others. As the interim CEO of Transformance, formerly Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas, I’m proud to share the news that ... Read More »