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Congresswoman Johnson Promotes STEM Education at Annual Math and Science Lecture Series

By Dallas Post Tribune Staff DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, last week hosted her annual Math and Science Lecture Series at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. Supported by the University of Texas at Dallas, this year’s event connected students with former NASA astronaut and physician, Dr. …

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PAUL LAMAR HUNTER BECOMES THE FIRST AND ONLY OF 21 CHILDREN IN HIS FAMILY TO GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE

*Paul Lamar Hunter was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1970, the 19th of 21 natural children born to James and Louise Hunter. His childhood experiences included poverty, neglect, and tragedy. After the deaths of his father and brother Louise focused her energy on the homeless shelter she founded. Though the shelter was meant to be a stabilizing influence for her family …

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Standing on the Right Side of History

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor One of the best skits that ever appeared on comedian Dave Chappelle’s hit television show, the Chappelle Show, was one called “When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong.” Each skit would highlight the outcome of what would happen to individuals who made the choice to ‘keep it real.’ In every skit, it showed how a person’s decision …

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CHLOE X HALLE: GRAMMY NOMINATED SISTER ACT AND ‘GROWN-ISH’ STARS FEATURED ON FIRST ESSENCE DIGITAL COVER

(New York, NY) — ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, announces its first-ever digital cover. It was announced today by ESSENCE Chief Content Officer MoAna Luu. The inaugural cover, featuring Grammy-nominated sister act and Grown-ish stars Chloe x Halle, launches on Wednesday, February 6th. The launch follows the musical duo’s outstanding Super Bowl LIII performance of America the Beautiful (scroll down …

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2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo partners with local health care providers to offer FREE health screenings

DALLAS, TX – Today, the 2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo announced it has partnered with Parkland Health & Hospital System, Methodist Health System and Dallas County Health & Human Services, to offer free blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and STD screenings, respectively, as well as mammograms on-site at this year’s event. The expo, which is presented in conjunction with …

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Author seeks to inspire church people to live well

By Marissa Wells In “Why are Church Folk Poor: Elevate Your Thoughts & Exercise Your Faith to Live an Abundant Life,” Christian author Raykel Tolson gives readers an easy to read reference of how to examine their relationship with money. Raykel Tolson The book challenges readers to elevate their minds, put feet to their faith and to live life abundantly. …

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: New Earth offers new hope to teens seeking a brighter future

By Angela Nicole Parker For Harry Grammer, founder and president of New Earth, working with system-entangled youth is not just a job, but a calling. In fact, New Earth has “freed” thousands of homeless, foster and juvenile justice system youth, ages 13-25, through programs that ensure they are formally free of system involvement, regularly housed, employable, educationally advanced and emotionally …

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COMPUTER SCIENCE PH.D/PROFESSOR HELPS BLACK WOMEN BECOME UNAPOLOGETICALLY DOPE IN TECH

Charlotte, NC  — Black women and girls, who are grossly underrepresented in tech degrees and careers, now have a blueprint for successfully navigating the field. In Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field, Dr. Nicki Washington provides candid advice on not only excelling in this diversity-starved field, but also remaining one’s most authentic self …

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BOOK REVIEW REVISITED: ‘THE LIFE OF ARETHA FRANKLIN: RESPECT’

        By Larry S. Buford With the release of the almost 50-year-old documentary of Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album recorded in Los Angeles at gospel giant James Cleveland’s church , here’s a book review I wrote four years ago, “The Life of Aretha Franklin” by David Ritz. I highly recommend the book for all Aretha fans. It’s very insightful! …

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Black Press of America On National Alert in Wake of Domestic Terrorism

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Working closely with law enforcement professionals in several states, the FBI announced the arrest of former pizza delivery driver, Cesar Sayoc. Sayoc, a White American male from Aventura, Florida, has been charged with five Federal crimes, including mailing an incendiary device and threatening a former president. Sayoc was arrested at an auto …

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