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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 »

ALL-NEW MOTOWN GOSPEL COMPILATION ALBUM HEAL: SONGS OF HOPE FOR OUR NATION

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 »

Preserved – Christmas Blessings 2016

I’d like to offer a special prayer as we continue in the celebration of Christmas.  We say and hear others say that Jesus is the reason for the season.  My prayer is that no matter how hard it may be to see God’s hand in what is going on in our lives, we make the choice to choose to submit ... Read More »

Heroes for Children help the families of 300 children battling cancer

Heroes for Children – a unique nonprofit that provides financial and social assistance to families with children battling cancer – invited more than 300 children and their families to celebrate the season at the annual Holiday Heroes events in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth. “My daughter, Mallory, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 13, 2014, and had ... Read More »

Women Rule: Brilliant Sally Nystuen Vahle is a cold, miserly and gloriously redeemed Scrooge in Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

Reviewed by Martha Heimberg A female Scrooge, darkly dramatic sets and an outstanding ensemble make this season’s A Christmas Carol one of the most memorable ever at the Dallas Theater Center. An excellent and diverse cast of familiar faces and beautiful children give the show a strong every-man vibe. Steven Michael Walters directs DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty’s 90-minute adaptation ... Read More »

MYRON BUTLER RECEIVES FIRST NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dallas’s Grammy winning singer-songwriter Myron Butler and prolific group Levi, earn their first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Gospel Album, it was announced yesterday. A project of ‘firsts,’ ON PURPOSE, was released in June 2016 to both critical and consumer acclaim and generated Butler’s first #1 album on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart.  The combination of energetic tunes, impeccable ... Read More »

Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers Of Charlotte Releases Festive Christmas Song “Jesus Christ Is Born”

Christmas time would be incomplete without tunes reflective of the holidays. Gospel ensemble Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers of Charlotte are adding a new song to the soundtrack of the season with the track, “Jesus Christ Is Born”. The gifted ensemble, who has opened for artists such as Marvin Sapp, John P. Kee and Jonathan Nelson, recently released the ... Read More »

8 natural remedies for better eyesight that actually work!

By Pavitra Sampath Vision problems are quickly becoming a common disease in this day and age. With an exponential increase in the number of hours we spend in front of a screen, the phenomenon comes as no surprise. Even children are spending more time in front of computer or TV straining their eyes for no reason. Before knowing how you can ... Read More »