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Dallas Rights Groups Announce Events to Mark 45th Anniversary of Santos Rodriguez Murder

DALLAS, TX – The Santos Vive Project, a coalition of North Texas organizations headed by Human Rights Dallas, will mark the 45th anniversary of the chilling murder of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez on July 24, 1973. A series of events are planned to remember a dark and fateful day in Dallas history. It was 2 o’clock in the morning when police dragged …

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Congress Must Stop Family Separation and Pass the Keeping Families Together Act

By Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) Like many Americans, the treatment of children and families at the border has shaken me to my core. San Diego-based U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw has essentially said to stop defying the courts and reunite these families. The deadline to reunify parents with children under 5 was July 10th, and the deadline to reunify …

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NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation Launch Large Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors related to aggressiveness of prostate …

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Preserved – Witness Without Regrets

It was my habit to take notes of my former pastor’s sermons (late Dr. Jerome McNeil, Jr) as a way for me to remember his inspiring thoughts.   I remember once struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of his words then he said three words that made me stop writing mid sentence.   He said that we should be “witnesses …

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Award Winning Authors Appearing at TULISOMA

The 15th Tulisoma:  South Dallas Book Fair returns August 24-25, 2018 at The African American Museum in Fair Park.  The Fair kicks off with the Sutton E. Griggs Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are $50 each. The Griggs Award Dinner will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm. at …

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Popular Gospel Singer & Musician Kenny Vines Re-enters Gospel Music Industry With A New Single, “Hallelujah”

 It’s been said, “once a singer, always a singer”. That expression could easily fit Kenny Vines. Years ago in the Washington, DC area, he was one of the most popular Gospel vocalists in the area. After a multi-year hiatus, Vines returns to the Gospel music industry showcasing two blessed tracks for those in DC and beyond. A singer, songwriter and …

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95% GRADUATION RATE FOR BLACK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS? DR. PAUL MILLER HAS THE RECIPE

By Ivan Thomas Green Tech High Charter School in Albany, NY just celebrated the graduation of its senior class last weekend, continuing to silence critics of charter schools and those who deem it a waste of time to invest in urban, at-risk black boys.in Albany, NY just celebrated the graduation of its senior class last weekend, continuing to silence critics of …

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2018 NNPA Lifetime Legacy Award Winner Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Pushes for Federal Anti-Lynching Law

By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Political Analyst) If history has proven one thing, it’s that when Reverend Jesse L. Jackson speaks, the nation tends to always listen. Rev. Jackson continues to use his voice to speak on an atrocity that has plagued Black people for decades—the horrific act of lynching. While in town to receive the 2018 Lifetime Legacy …

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Prepare to Prosper

Introducing a series from Wells Fargo dedicated to helping you build your wealth. If you’re ready to financially prosper, join us for a multi-part financial series, Prepare To Prosper. In each article, we’ll discuss different ways to help increase your personal wealth including tips on saving, investing and credit along with guidance on entrepreneurship and homeownership. During this series, you’ll gain …

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Preserved by Purpose: Spiritual PTSD and Life After Warfare

The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that sometimes the hardest thing to deal with isn’t just the battle in a war but might be what happens afterwards.     As a result, the news is full of stories of soldiers and their families who have struggled to transition back to normal life after the life changing trauma of war. …

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