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Making An Independent Decision

Making An Independent Decision

I am not an avid NBA fan, but I keep up with the game and know most of the key players and top teams. Clearly LeBron James is the dominate player in the NBA today. What’s interesting to me, is the decision he made a few years ago to leave Cleveland and take his skills [...]

A Man Beyond His Boundaries

A Man Beyond  His Boundaries

Recently H.J. Russell died and it was just heartbreaking to me. I spent an afternoon with him several years ago and it was so insightful about business and life. I was in awe of his mere presence because I knew and respected what he had accomplished in life based on what I read and what [...]

Let’s Start At Home

Let’s Start At Home

By Willis Johnson Recently I got a call from a friend that ask me ” what are we doing about young black males killing each other?” and my answer was, we are working on it. Well are we really working on it? That call was from a person who is close to the issue at [...]

Flora Award 2013 Jan Pickens Honored

Flora Award 2013 Jan Pickens Honored

Texas Discovery Gardens honored Jan Pickens with the prestigious 2013 Flora Award on November 7. More than 150 prominent guests graced the elegantly decorated Grand Hall on this crisp evening including Ebby Halliday Acers, Caroline Rose Hunt, Dee Wyly, Peggy Sewell, Nancy Dedman and Billie Leigh Rippey. The four course meal by Cassandra Fine Catering [...]

Austin Street Shelter Celebrity Event

Austin Street Shelter Celebrity Event

Recently the Lamar Street Festival had it’s first annual event and just under 10,000 people showed up. It was such a great event to see people walking, eating, and having fun south of the Trinity. I might add, there was no trouble at all and I am already looking forward to next year’s event. The [...]

DAYL to Host Concert in Support of Mayor Rawlings’ GrowSouth Initiative and Benefiting South Dallas Education

DAYL to Host Concert in Support of Mayor Rawlings’ GrowSouth Initiative and Benefiting South Dallas Education

DSN Newswire The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) invites locals to Oak Cliff-based entertainment hotspot, The Kessler Theater, for an energetic night of live music; showcasing the best in DFW talent to benefit South Dallas education on Thursday, October 17th The 2012 DAYL Leadership Class is proud to announce GrowSouth Jams, a concert benefiting [...]

By Willis Johnson I’ve recently lost three friends to death. John Kelly of the Black Contractors Association, former Dallas City Councilman Leo Chaney and pharmacist, Kenny “Yogi” Patterson. All three have been a part of my journey in Dallas for the last 40 years. Yogi was Texas Southern grad that ran a local pharmacy for [...]

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 [...]

Economic Incentives Attract Major Businesses to South Dallas

Economic Incentives Attract Major Businesses to South Dallas

by Lucy Sosa Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he’s pleased with the recent developments in one of the city’s up-and-coming areas. Texas has long been an ideal place to start and grow a business. Promising job growth, no state income tax and few business regulations make it an attractive place to out-of-towners. While the migration [...]

Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl

Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl

by Abril Murillo The Dallas-iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium was filled with joy, excitement, paws and hundreds of wagging tails when the Friends of Fair Park hosted their annual Dog Bowl. This free event brought together dog-loving owners with vendors that offered many services for their pets. Both sides of the gates had dozens of owners [...]

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