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Conversations About Race

Conversations About Race

To his credit, Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings has taken up the mantle from Councilman Dwaine Caraway concerning “Conversations about Race” in Dallas. There is a set of events over the next few months that will attempt to address a subject that is always just below the radar or front and center in our city. The [...]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face.  We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors.  About traumatic brain injury.  About veterans suffering from depression and other serious mental health issues. About those who have lost limbs or endure other physical hardships.  These are [...]

National Action Network Social Justice Revival Hosted at Friendship West Baptist Church

National Action Network Social Justice Revival Hosted at Friendship West Baptist Church

DSN Newswire Event: A Social Justice Revival for Our Community Survival Hosted by: National Action Network & Friendship-West Baptist Church Where: Friendship-West Baptist Church | 2020 W. Wheatland Road | Dallas, TX 75232 When : Monday, November 11, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Join Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III & Friendship-West Baptist [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Women and breast cancer

Women and breast cancer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson While a clinical student and professional nurse, I witnessed the suffering that breast cancer causes in the lives of so many people, particularly women. Each year, according to the World Health Organization, nearly 500,000 women lose their lives to the condition. According to health professionals, some [...]

Lupus: the Silent War

Lupus: the Silent War

LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Each day approximately 1.5 million Americans engage in a battle with their own bodies due to Lupus. Often times this internal conflict is unknown to their families and friends. Even though the disease can strike men and women of all ages, 90 percent of its victims [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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