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LAMAR STREET Festival

LAMAR STREET Festival

Lamar street in Dallas is such a tale of two cities, but the Lamar Street Festival could be the beginning of something new, inclusive and positive. For years, there has been talk about “under the bridge” on Lamar street and that talk referred to the homeless, the drunks, the drug dealers and the deals that [...]

Peace Begins With You

Peace Begins With You

LETTER TO THE EDITOR  by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Peace is best described as freedom from conflict, violence and war. Yet, as we look around our communities and our world today, we cannot say that we are at peace. Brutal conflicts exist in nearly every part of the globe. Yet, the [...]

There’s still time to make it to the Texas State Fair!

There’s still time to make it to the Texas State Fair!

DSN Newswire Tips for Making Healthier Choices at the State Fair When we think of the Texas State Fair, the last thing that comes to mind is healthy eating. With mounds of funnel cake and fried goodies galore it can be a virtual land mine of dietary disaster. So how do we enjoy the tempting [...]

Another moment in American History

Another moment in American History

As I  write these words, I have the television on in the background and hearing various opinions on both sides of the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman saga. The verdict was not guilty  and those with Zimmerman are in relief of 16 months of the unknown. So now Zimmerman goes back to his family and [...]

As the “Blues” Fades

As the “Blues” Fades

The recent death of Bobby “Blue” Bland is the loss of a legend in a music culture created in America. My fear is that it is a dying era. Bobby Bland came through Memphis and connected with WDIA radio station in the early days of black radio. WDIA set the standard for the way communication [...]

The Dreaded “N” Word

The Dreaded “N” Word

So much talk now about the “N” word, whether in the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman drama, Paula Deen or just everyday living. Let’s focus on everyday living. How many times have you heard the “n” word today? Be honest….it’s pretty common but,  that still does not excuse Paula Deen. How is the every day use of the [...]

Make a Wish Re-Does Wish After Tragedy

Make a Wish Re-Does Wish After Tragedy

Sometimes wishes are dreams come true that turn into nightmares. That was the unfortunate happenstance with Sara Frey, a 15-year-old leukemia patient who was granted a family Caribbean cruise from the Make a Wish Foundation. However, there was a fire on the ship, which caused the wish to come to a screeching halt. When the [...]

Factors Increasing Foster Care Placements

Factors Increasing Foster Care Placements

Having children and raising a family is a lot more difficult today than a generation ago. Society has come a long way since infant mortality was the norm and good schools were only for the rich, but changing cultures and trends have made maintaining the family unit an impossible task for a lot of people. [...]

Signs the General Public Is Learning to Accept Non-Traditional Families

Signs the General Public Is Learning to Accept Non-Traditional Families

For generations, there was no alternative to the traditional family unit. The very bedrock of society was based on the idea that a man and a woman would marry, have two or more children, who then would marry and have their own children, and so on and so forth. There was no blueprint, no template [...]

The Best Ways to Position Gassy Babies

The Best Ways to Position Gassy Babies

There are a lot of problems that come up with babies. Something like a diaper rash is to be expected, and we generally know how to deal with that. But, there are plenty of strange, typically harmless though often frustrating, issues that most parents don’t expect. One such problem is infant gas. Parents have to [...]

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