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Preserved by Purpose: Thank You President Obama!

“When I sat down to write this article, I didn’t know what to write.   I knew that I wanted to write about:   the inauguration of President Barack Obama.    I just had so many things that I wanted to write that I didn’t know where to get started.”    I wrote these words 8 years ago excited about the upcoming Obama ... Read More »

Local Montessori School to Host Open House on Jan. 28th

DALLAS – Lumin Education will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, Jan. 28th for students enrolling in pre-kindergarten through third grade. The event will be held at Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas, Texas 75223, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lumin’s Open House is an opportunity for prospective parents and the general public to learn ... Read More »

Proposed Texas State Budget includes funding for mental health and CPS

The first draft of the Senate version of the state budget was filed Tuesday, setting the baseline for the coming negotiations on how the state should spend money and meet critical needs.  The bill, SB 1 by Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, would spend $103.6 billion in state revenue over the next two years, which is less than the $104.9 ... Read More »

Say yes to the 10!

Happy New Year to All!  And a big shout out to every achiever who made resolutions, set goals, and declares a new focus and a new attitude in this New Year. You are now eleven days into the year 2017 and things are moving fast along! Ok, good news…I am right there with you. I stepped out-proclaimed great movement and ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose – Seeking Your Preferred Future (Part 2)

Last week, I wrote about the concept of creating a  preferred future (living focused on your future and not focused on the past).      This transformative concept was created by author Dr. Lawrence Lippitt and is widely used in the field of organizational leadership training.    It requires strategizing and taking a leap of faith in time beyond where you are to ... Read More »

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® To Perform at Cedar Hill MLK Tribute

Grammy award winning a cappella group SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®, will headline a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January, 22, 2017, at the CHHS Performing Arts Center.  The City of Cedar Hill is inviting everyone to this free event aimed to bring our diverse community together to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of ... Read More »

The State of the Affordable Care Act

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson As we enter a new year with a new Congress, many Americans have begun reflecting on how their families will be affected by legislation that could possibly impact their access to health coverage.  Normally people approach a new year with joy, happiness and hope for the opportunities that are ahead. However, in the first few ... Read More »

From Hell to Hair to Millionaire: The Divine Journeys of Kea Garrett

Dallas, TX…Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist KEA GARRETT celebrates the release of her inspiring autobiography From Hell to Hair to Millionaire: The Divine Journeys of Kea Garrett. The book signing will take place on Sunday, January 22nd at Lofty Spaces located at 816 Montgomery Street, Dallas, TX 75215. From Hell to Hair to Millionaire chronicles the divine journey of Garrett from ... Read More »

The CBC Places Blacks in Power on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) “African-Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but only 0.9 percent of top Senate staffers,” the report found. The Joint Center was careful to focus on senior staff positions in their Senate staff study. On January 5, the National Urban League hosted a forum on Senate staff diversity on Capitol Hill. ... Read More »


Motown Gospel is set to release a timely digital-only compilation project, ‘Heal: Songs of Hope for Our Nation,’ on January 13, 2017. In an unprecedented time of confusion, turmoil, and tension for our country, the 10-song collection will soothe our souls and reignite our trust in God through powerful songs of inspiration and encouragement. Leading the project is “Heal (Find ... Read More »