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     Volume XXII, Number XIII                                                                                                              April 12 - 18, 2012




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     Commentary: Who is ALEC and why you should care?
      The nonprofit is closely tied to Stand Your Ground laws and voter suppression efforts.
         By CAroL JABLoNSKI,            ed out since January                                                                               and their heavy hand in the
         NDG SPeCIAL                    include PepsiCo, Co-                                                                               “Stand Your Ground” laws
         CoNTrIBuTor                    ca-cola, Kraft, Mc-                                                                                across the country.
         Editor’s note: Following       Donald’s and this                                                                                      Do you know who
     recent public outcry regard-       week Intuit the com-                                                                               ALeC is? I didn’t until the
     ing the political influence of     pany that offers Turb-                                                                             brouhaha over the Florida
     ALEC, many Fortune 500             oTax software.                                                                                     “Stand your Ground” law.
     companies are beginning to             The website Colo-                                                                                  The American Legisla-                   AD Jenkins Candidate Place 3 - Irving ISD
     withdraw their support. The        rofChange.org has led                                          involvement in what many            tive exchange Council is a
     companies which have pull-         public awareness of ALEC’s                                     believe is voter suppression                      See ALEC, Page 4                                    See CANDIDATES, Page 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Think Like a Man
                      Kevin Hart is just being himself –                                                                                                                                               is worth the wait
                       on stage, film and social media                                                                                                                                                        For more information see pg. 10
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         By LATrIShA MCDuFFIe                                                                          was playing cards with his two      record breaking film Laugh at
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         NDG STAFF WrITer                                                                              best friends in the guest suite.    My Pain and is currently out
         Comedian Kevin hart made
     a promotional appearance in
                                                                                                       And then seconds later he was
                                                                                                       chatting with players from the
                                                                                                                                           with the Let Me Explain tour,
                                                                                                                                           which he says focuses on the
                                                                                                                                                                                     EN
                                                                                                                                                                                       TA
                                                                                                                                                                                         RY
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Trayvon Martin
     Dallas for his new movie Think
     Like a Man.
                                                                                                       Sacramento Kings. he was hop-
                                                                                                       ing to catch the Mavs’ game
                                                                                                                                           mistakes he’s made.
                                                                                                                                               When asked how he man-
                                                                                                                                                                                 CO
                                                                                                                                                                                   M
                                                                                                                                                                                    M
                                                                                                                                                                                                      was Standing
         hart is a very busy man
     nowadays balancing family,
                                                                                                       after the red carpet that was
                                                                                                       scheduled for later that evening.
                                                                                                                                           ages to do it all hart says, “I
                                                                                                                                           think I have it down to a science                            His Ground
     movies, and stand-up. An hour                                                                          he has just finished promot-                                              By GeorGe e. Curry        law from a different per-
     before the interview began; hart      Comedian Kevin Hart                                         ing the DVD and Blu-ray for his                See kEvIN, Page 10             (NNPA) Most people        spective – through the
                                                                                                                                                                                 are     asking    whether     eyes of 17-year-old

      DCCCD invites community to get                                                                                                                                             Florida’s ‘Stand your
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ground’ law should apply
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trayvon instead of Zim-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               merman – is critical be-
      down and dirty for a good cause                                                                                                                                            to George Zimmerman,
                                                                                                                                                                                 the 28-year-old neighbor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cause the debate over
                                                                                                                                                                                                               what happened on Feb. 26
         Dallas County Com-                                                                                       classmates and                                                 hood watch captain who        in Sanford, Fla. is being
     munity College District                                                                                      friends, and give                                              killed     an    unarmed      misframed.
     (DCCD) wants students                                                                                        back to their                                                  Trayvon Martin. That’s           Some facts are undis-
     and community members                                                                                        c o m m u n i t y.                                             the wrong question. A         puted: Trayvon was walk-
     to get down and dirty for a        change – as they clean up                                                 Service learning             Follow us on                      better one is, given the      ing home from a nearby
     good cause! A one-day              the Great Trinity Forest,                                      credit is available for those        Facebook for more                    circumstances, did the        7-eleven store, where he
     event, “Be the Change,”            the largest urban forest in                                    students who need to earn               news, gossip                      law protect      Trayvon      had purchased a bag of
     will bring together people         North America, on Sat.,                                        hours. The event is sched-                                                when he physically con-       Skittles and a can of Ari-
     who will volunteer their                                                                          uled from 9 a.m. to noon,
                                                                                                                                               and contests.
                                        April 28.                                                                                                                                fronted Zimmerman?            zona iced tea, when he
     time to make a difference -            DCCCD students are                                         and sign-in starts at 8 a.m.           Facebook.com/                          In a word, yes.           was spotted by Zimmer-
     - to literally be an agent of      invited to sign up, bring                                                  See DCCCD, Page 6        NorthDallasGazette                       Looking at the 2005                See MARTIN, Page 3




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     INSIDE...                                                                                           People In The News…
    People In The News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    Op/Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
    Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
    Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
    Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
    Career Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-16
                                                                                                               Richard Fleming                                    Katherine Smith                              Sylvia Wayne
    Sister Tarpley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15                                       See Page 2
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Richard Fleming                                                  worked for the State Comp-
                                                                 troller’s office for the next
                                                                                                  trustee position
                                                                                                  for the C-FB
                                                                                                                                                                                       Molberg later over ruled the
                                                                                                                                                                                       C-FB ISD’s challenge and
    The honorable richard       track. After graduation he       nine years as a State Tax        ISD and won the                                                                      ordered that Mr. Fleming be
Fleming, Carrollton-Farm-       received a football scholar-     Auditor.                         election 52% to                                                                      seated immediately. Stating
ers Branch Independent          ship to attend Cameron               In 2005 richard Flem-        his opponent’s, a                                                                    that the District had certi-
School District (C-FB ISD)      university located in Law-       ing co-founded State Tax         20-year incum-                                                                       fied Mr. Fleming to be on
Board of Trustee was born       ton oklahoma. Fleming            Group, LLC, a state tax ad-      bent Board Pres-                                                                     the ballot, Mr. Fleming has
on June 14, 1967. he is a       was a member of Cam-             visory firm in Addison rep-      ident’s 48% to                                                                       paid C-FB ISD property
native of Farmers Branch,       eron’s 1988 NAIA National        resenting small to fortune       become the first                                                                     taxes to the district, and his
but currently resides in Car-   Football     Championship        500 companies. Fleming is        Black American                                                                       kids are attending schools in
rollton.                        team. he received a BBA in       Principle owner and serves       to hold the C-FB                                                                     the district.
    he attended Valwood         Finance and minored in Ac-       as Managing Director of          ISD Board of                                                                             For his accomplish-
elementary (now Mont-           counting and economics.          Tax Services.                    Trustee position.                                                                    ments r. L. Turner’s Fac-
gomery elementary) and          In 1990 Fleming received a           The honorable Fleming        After the elec-                                                                      ulty and Students have
Vivian Field Junior high;       Presidential Scholarship to      currently is raising seven       tion the newly                                                                       named him one of their In-
and in 1986 he graduated        Cameron’s graduate school,       nieces and nephews who at-       appointed Board                                                                      augural       “Distinguished
from r.L. Turner high           where he graduated with a        tend schools in the C-FB         President and                                                                        Alumni” Awards and he
School all schools in the C-    MBA in Business.                 ISD, where he is the Board       Members of the                                                                       will be honored at their
FB ISD. At r. L. Turner             Coming out of College        Secretary.                       Board       chal-                                                                    100th year Celebration,
high Mr. Fleming excelled       Fleming worked in Property           In 2009 Mr. Fleming ran      lenged his election stating     outside the C-FB ISD Dis-                            April 28, 2012.
in Football, Wrestling and      Tax for five years and he        for Place 4 School Board         that his house was 17 feet      trict, however, Judge Ken

Katherine Smith                                                  6 p.m. at the Addison Con-
                                                                 ference Center. Guests are
                                                                                                  tainment, dining
                                                                                                  spots and travel
                                                                                                                                                                                       and internationally. She is
                                                                                                                                                                                       the author of the following
    Katherine “Kat” Smith,      like Miles J and Keith           invited to browse the ex-        excursions                                                                           books with TomKat Pro-
the Love enthusiast, is for-    Sweat.                           hibits offering a myriad of          • Finding                                                                        ductions:
merly a co-host of a syndi-         recently certified as a      products and services for        love that’s last-                                                                        Seeds From Mama’s
cated morning radio with        relationship coach through       both singles, and couples.       ing online or in                                                                     Garden (Novel 2010)
ABC radio Networks, Inc.        the Loveology university         experts will share valuable      person                                                                                   Romantic Retreats in
her weekly show, A              Kat also created and manu-       tips and interesting knowl-          Smith      is                                                                    Texas (Travel Guide 2010)
Woman’s Point of View, fo-      factures programs and            edge and humor on rela-          presently host                                                                           The Naked Author-Ex-
cused on relationships and      products that inspire more       tionship enrichment, dating,     of the Muse Lit-                                                                     posing the Myths of Pub-
during her four year show       communication in relation-       communicating, romance           erary Mingle, a                                                                      lishing (reference 2008)
she interviewed actors, mu-     ships and enrich romance.        and more. Percentage of          monthly literary                                                                         I’m Tall You’re Not So
sicians and authors includ-     She is the producer of the       proceeds benefit Minnie’s        event and her                                                                        That Makes Us Even (Inspi-
ing; Gospel greats like         Love & romance expo              Food Pantry.                     topics for spe-                                                                      rational humor 2008).
yolanda Adams and Kirk          which is an event design to          Speaker topics will in-      aking engage-                                                                            Love the Vicious Cycle
Franklin, entertainment         inspire others to healthier,     clude:                           ments concen-                                                                        (Poetry 2002)
legend Billy Dee Williams,      nurturing relationships.             • how to improve your        trate on life en-                                                                        For more information or
actor Allan Payne, come-            The Love & romance           communication in all rela-       richment, clar-                 mastery and recovery.                                for booking Kat for your
dian Arnez J and LaValle        expo is scheduled for Sat-       tionships                        ity of message in both ca-         As a writer, she has                              next event, visit www.kat-
Crawford and musicians          urday June 2 from 10 a.m. –          • Find romantic enter-       reer and personal life, self    work publish domestically                            smith.com.


Sylvia Wayne                                                     worked at VA Medical Cen-
                                                                 ter for more than 35 years
                                                                                                  people and what better way
                                                                                                  to give back to the commu-
                                                                                                                                  projects to raise the addi-
                                                                                                                                  tional money for building.
                                                                                                                                                                                       furniture, they made linens,
                                                                                                                                                                                       gowns, etc. They even
    Sylvia Wayne, 72, was       90-years of service.             and at Parkland for 15 years     nity of God's people."          once the hospital was built,                         started a rose garden so that
installed Thursday, May 3,           Ms. Wayne has been          as a License Vocational              "Motherdear       always    the women furnished it with                                              See WAYNE, Page 4
2012, as the president of the   volunteering in the hospi-       Nurse. Ms. Wayne worked          wanted to be a rN (regis-
Methodist Dallas Medical
Center Auxiliary. What
makes this occasion partic-
                                tal's surgery waiting room
                                for about three years, assist-
                                ing family members while
                                                                 at the Veterans Affairs Med-
                                                                 ical Center for 25 years be-
                                                                 fore retiring.
                                                                                                  tered Nurse) but was unable
                                                                                                  to because of finances. her
                                                                                                  father chose to send his sec-
                                                                                                                                    $69* DIvORCE
ularly noteworthy, is that      their loved ones are in sur-          During her time at VA,      ond child to school since he
                                                gery. Ms.        Ms. Wayne worked as a            couldn't afford to send them
                                                                                                                                     Criminal Defense                                         Family Cases
                                                W a y n e        secretary to the chief of am-    all. however, Motherdear           • DWI / Suspended License                           • Divorce / Annulment
                                                started her      bulatory care; clinical clerk    pursued her dream and I al-        • WARRANTS Removed ¥                                • Child Support / Paternity
                                                volunteer        in the emergency room;           ways admired that about                                                                • Custody Modification
                                                                                                                                     • 24 Hour Jail Release ¥
                                                service,         ward clerk; surgical service     my mother. She never gave                                                              • Restraining Order
                                                however, in      clerk in plastic surgery, neu-   up. She worked hard and            • Occupational license, felonies
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Protective Order
                                                the       gift   rosurgery, thoracic surgery      passed along those ethics to       • Protective Order                                  • Name Change / Adoption
                                                shop. She        and orthopedic surgery. She      her own children."                 • Misdeamenor/Felonies ¥                            • Domestic Violence
                                                also volun-      also worked as a medical             The ministers of the
                                                teers time in    administration supervisor to     united Methodist Church
                                                the hospi-       the transcription unit/day       broke ground to build a hos-                                                          Easy Payment Plans
                                                                                                                                    Law Offices Of vincent Ndukwe
                                                tal's Chap-      surgery/medical records          pital in the southern sector
                                                lain's office    and wards.                       of Dallas because there was
                                                (pastoral             She admits that she re-
                                                                                                                                    214-638-5930
                                                                                                  a need for the people on the
                                                care).           ally wanted to be a nurse        "other" side of the Trinity
                                                     her love    and that her first job when      river. however, the church
                                                for helping
                                                people in a
                                                                 she finished high school
                                                                 was at Parkland Memorial
                                                                                                  did not have enough money
                                                                                                  to start building after pur-
                                                                                                                                                817-277-0196 (Metro)
Ms. Wayne will be the first     medical setting began when       hospital, where she was a        chasing the land. The              2730 N. Stemmons Frwy, Suite 409 • Dallas, TX 75207
African-American female         she was very young. her          nurse's aide.                    women's ministry got in-           N o t C e r t i f i e d b y t h e Te x a s B o a r d o f L e g a l S p e c i a l i z a t i o n
president in the Auxiliary's    late mother, Inez Sims,               "I just enjoy helping       volved and began to do            ¥ If you qualify. *Fees quoted above are minimum down payment needed to begin processing your case.


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                    Publisher’s Office:
             publisher@northdallasgazette.com                                        MARTIN, continued from Page 1
                                                                                     man, who was driving a             even supporters of          part:                           had been stalking him was
                                                                                     SuV. Zimmerman dialed          Florida’s Stand your                 (a) person who is not      intent on inflicting great
                 Sales Department:                                                   911 and reported seeing a      Ground law don’t believe        engaged in an unlawful ac-      bodily harm.
         opportunity@northdallasgazette.com                                          suspicious Black male in       Zimmerman should be al-         tivity and who is attacked in       regardless of how Zim-
                                                                                     the gated townhouse com-       lowed to hide behind the        any other place where he or     mernan’s family tries to
                        Editorial Department:                                        munity.                        controversial legislation.      she has a right to be has no    spin the facts, it was
                                                                                         According to the Or-           State rep. Dennis Bax-      duty to retreat and has the     Trayvon Martin who had
                    editor@northdallasgazette.com                                    lando Sentinel, Zimmer-        ley, the ocala republican       right to stand his or her       the clear right to stand his
                                                                                     man told police he lost        who sponsored the bill in       ground and meet force with      ground. Whatever he did to
                 Online:                                                             sight of Trayvon and got       the house, told the Tampa       force, including deadly         Zimmerman was totally
      www.twitter.com/NDGeditor                                                      out of his SuV to follow       Bay Times, “They got the        force if he or she reason-      justified. And Zimmerman
                                                                                     him on foot. Zimmerman         goods on him [Zimmer-           ably believes it is necessary   had no right to kill a 17-
   www.facebook.com/NorthDallasGazette
                                                                                     said he was returning to his   man]. They need to prose-       to do so to prevent death or    old-old youth carrying only
                                                                                     vehicle when Trayvon al-       cute whoever shot the kid.      great bodily harm to him-       a bag of candy and iced tea.
                             Website:                                                legedly approached him         he has no protection under      self or herself or another or       George E. Curry, for-
                     www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                      from the rear. The two ex-     my law.”                        to prevent the commission       mer editor-in-chief of
                                                                                     changed words and began            Jeb Bush, who signed        of a forcible felony.           Emerge magazine, is edi-

                                     STAFF                                           fighting. The neighbor-
                                                                                     hood      watch     captain
                                                                                                                    the bill into law when he
                                                                                                                    was governor of Florida,
                                                                                                                                                         Trayvon was clearly op-
                                                                                                                                                    erating within those bound-
                                                                                                                                                                                    tor-in-chief of the National
                                                                                                                                                                                    Newspaper Publishers As-
           Chairman Emeritus                               Editor                    claimed Trayvon knocked        agrees.                         aries when he faced-off         sociation News Service and
              Jim Bochum                                Ruth Ferguson                him to the ground with a           “This law does not          against Zimmerman. he           editorial director of Heart
              1933 – 2009
                                                                                     punch in the nose. Zimmer-     apply to this particular cir-   was a guest in one of the       & Soul magazine. He is a
                                                       Staff Writer                  man said Trayvon climbed       cumstance,” he said. “Stand     townhouses and therefore        keynote speaker, moderator,
          Published By                               LaTrisha McDuffie               on top of him and began        your ground means stand         had an undeniable reason to     and media coach. Curry
 Minority Opportunity News, Inc.                                                     slamming his head into the     your ground. It doesn’t         be in the neighborhood. he      can be reached through his
                                                    Contributing Writer              sidewalk.                      mean chase after somebody       had no duty to retreat sim-     Web site, www.georgecurry.
                Production                              Jackie Hardy                     Zimmerman told police      who’s turned their back.”       ply because Zimmerman           com You can also follow
             Sharon Jones-Scaife                     Jacquinette Murphy              that he began yelling for          Florida statute 776.013     was the aggressor. And          him at www.twitter.com/
                                                         Don Willis                  help, but two voice experts    (3), known as the Stand         Trayvon had every right to      currygeorge.
    Special Projects Manager                                                         hired by the Sentinel con-     your Ground law, says, in       believe that the person who
        Edward Dewayne                                 Theater Critic                cluded that the voice heard
    “Preacher Boy” Gibson, Jr.                                                       screaming for help on the
                                                         Rick Elina
                                                                                     911 tapes was not that of      Walking on sunshine
General Manager, National Sales                   Assistant to the Publisher         the neighborhood watch          Matt Davies advises caution before using the Paul Ryan method of getting to the prom-
    John E. Banks-Morgan                                  Emily Cox                  captain. During the scuffle,   ised land of balanced budgets.
                                                                                     Zimmerman pulled his 9
                                       Religious/                                    millimeter semi-automatic
                                   Marketing Editor                                  handgun and fatally shot
                                 Shirley Demus Tarpley                               Trayvon once in the chest.
                                                                                         Police said that when
  Advisory Board:                                  Advisory Board                    they arrived, Zimmerman
        John Dudley                                 Committees:                      was bleeding from the
     Myrtle Hightower                                                                nose, had a swollen lip and
                                                  Public Relations Planning
        Fred Moses                                                                   had cuts on the back of his
                                                    and Implementation
       Annie Dickson                                Cecil Starks, ChAIrPerSoN
                                                                                     head.
        Cecil Starks                                                                     Those details were
       Willie Wattley                             Business Growth Referral           leaked by police to the or-
                                                    John Dudley, ChAIrPerSoN         lando newspaper in hopes
  Coty Rodriguez-Anderson
       B. J. Williams                           Program Policy Development           of bolstering Zimmerman’s
      Denise Upchurch                              Annie Dickson, ChAIrPerSoN        case. however, even if
     Barbara Simpkins,                                                               everything Zimmerman
         ADVISORY BOARD SECRETARY                     Quality Assurance              said is true – which is
                                                  Myrtle hightower, ChAIrPerSoN
                                                         Coty rodriguez
                                                                                     doubtful – he was clearly
                                                                                     the aggressor, not the vic-
  North Dallas Gazette assumes no responsibility for                                 tim. he was the one who
 unsolicited material and reserves the right to edit and                             pursued Trayvon against
              make appropriate revisions.                                            the advice of the 911 dis-
                        The North Dallas Gazette, formerly Minority
                                                                                     patcher. And with police of-
                        Opportunity News, was founded July, 1991,                    ficers en route, he decided
                          by Jim Bochum and Thurman R. Jones                         to leave his SuV and hunt
                                                                                     for Trayvon.
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  Health                                                                                                                                            www.NorthDallasGazette.com

      Second Floor Bistro Bar: Best kept gourmet dining secret in Dallas?
    By ruTh FerGuSoN              new brunch items.                 Top Chef worthy.                  spotlighting generous por-       everything on my plate ear-    cream. No one was disap-
    NDG eDITor                        our party split fairly            Two of us chose the           tion of slow braised short       lier, I really only sampled    pointed with his or her
    The Second Floor              evenly between the three          radicchio and leek risotto        ribs and a lobster omelets       the trio of sorbets I re-      choices.
Bistro Bar at the Westin          offerings for the first           infused with fresh herbs          both were met with favor-        ceived for desert. The rasp-       I will certainly look for
Galleria is perhaps one of        course. Three selected the        and pecorino cheese. The          able reviews. I selected the     berry was tasty and it was     an opportunity to return to
the best-kept gourmet din-        vanilla bean crepe with           three ingredients create a        fire-roasted chicken on a        nice to discover two fla-      The Second Floor at the
ing secrets in Dallas. easter     caramelized banana, nut-          risotto with a bold flavor.       quinoa with parsnip puree -      vors I would usually never     Westin Galleria, which is
Brunches cater to singles         ella and pecans. Given            The portion was large             a tastier and healthier alter-   select: tamarind chile and     run by the husband and
and those who simply do           their declaration that it was     enough to eat half with the       native to mashed potatoes.       blood orange. others sa-       wife team Scott Gottlich,
not want to cook, but many        like enjoying desert first, I     second half paired with a         Quinoa is a creamy seed          vored spice rum cake with      the executive chef and
are very pricey. This year        think it is safe to say it was    slice of meat making a            with a just a slightly           cinnamon espresso ice          Gina sommelier. I give the
their brunch was not only         a success. Two enjoyed            great leftover dinner later       crunchy texture. The chi-        cream and caramelized          restaurant 4 stars out of 5.
reasonable in price at $35        what they described as            in the day.                       cken was succulent and di-       pears; and blueberry-apple         To read the full review,
but also delicious. The           light and tasty, the citrus           The main course fea-          vine.                            cobbler paired with apple      visit www.NorthDallas-
menu offered familiar and         crab salad, which looked          tured “steak and eggs”                As a result of eating        chips and mascarpone ice       Gazette.com.


ALEC, continued from Page 1
501(c) (3) corporation com-
posed of over 2000 state leg-
                                  ucation and prisons.
                                       on its web site, ALeC
                                                                    corporate members and
                                                                    ALeC spends a lot of corpo-
                                                                                                          ALeC is yet another rea-
                                                                                                      son why it is so important to
                                                                                                                                               BRITE
islative members and hun-
dreds of large corporate
                                  boasts that in one year 1000
                                  of its model bills are intro-
                                  duced in state legislatures and
                                                                    rate money bringing legisla-
                                                                    tors together with captains of
                                                                    industry to work for the ben-
                                                                                                      elect Democratic candidates
                                                                                                      this year. Americans need to
                                                                                                      be represented by people who
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members. With the help and
financing of corporations         approximately 20% of those        efit of those corporate mem-      will do what is good for the
(memberships range from           bills are enacted. In a column
                                  entitled Lobbyists, Guns and
                                                                    bers.
                                                                         Legislators pay a pittance
                                                                                                      country and its citizens, not
                                                                                                      just what is good for corpo-
                                                                                                                                           SERVICE                    for $12.00 plus tax.
                                                                                                                                                                        Offer excludes dresses,
$7,000 to $25,000 with addi-                                                                                                              available upon request
                                  Money, New York Times,            ($50 a year) for ALeC mem-        rate interests.                                                   coats and jackets. Laun-
tional contributions wel-                                                                                                                                              dered Pants $2.49 plus tax.
come), ALeC produces              March 26, 2012, Paul Krug-        bership and can be eligible           I look forward to working
                                                                                                                                              HOURS:
                                  man states that in Virginia       for “scholarships” to attend      with you over the next
model bills that promote a
                                  alone over 50 ALeC drafted        conventions at resorts with       months to make this happen.
                                                                                                                                        Mon-Fri 7am - 6:30pm     12125 Abrams Rd.
conservative agenda and the                                                                                                              Saturday 8am-5pm        at LBJ, NW Corner * Suite 111
                                  bills have been introduced        their families where they             Carol Jablonski is the
interests of its corporate                                                                                                                                          Across from Chase Bank
members. While ALeC did
                                  and many have become law.         meet corporate executives         President of the North Dallas
                                                                                                                                           WE DO
                                                                                                                                                                           680-8005
                                       Not all of ALeC’s aims       who can also be sources for       Texas Democratic Wo-men
not write the original Florida    are evil. I actually agree with   campaign funding. how can         http://nddw.org/.                 ALTERATIONS                (972)
“Stand your Ground” bill, it      ALeC’s recently developed         the interests of private citi-
has since, at the urging of the   position that the “tough on       zens, who cannot afford
NrA, used the Florida bill as     crime” policies of the last       membership in ALeC or co-
a model for legislation that      decade or so, which included      pious donations, compete
ALeC members have intro-          increased sentences and in-       with the access and influence
duced in over 20 states. It       creased incarceration rates,      that corporations have to leg-
also has promoted conserva-       are a waste of money that         islators through ALeC? (The
tive “model” legislation in       should be used for alternative    site alecexposed.org lists
areas such as voter ID, immi-     sentencing and rehabilitation.    some Texas legislators that it
gration, healthcare, the envi-    But most of ALeC’s policies       claims have ties to ALeC, but
ronment, corporate regula-        and model legislation directly    I do not know how current or
tion, and privatization of ed-    promote the interests of its      accurate it is.)


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service, as needed, to the
hospital.     The women
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  www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                                                                                                              Community News
    DART takes next steps in safety                                                              Dallas DAs office ids three more
       and security campaign                                                                         men wrongly convicted
     Dallas Area rapid Tran-                                                                     Darryl Washington,        Smith did not commit the       mit.”
sit (DArT) has taken steps                                                                   Shakara robertson, and        offense. however, due to           At the time of his ar-
to emphasize their commit-                                                                   Marcus      Smith     were    the fact that the statute of   rest, Marcus Smith, who
ment to the safety of their                                                                  among a group of five         limitations has run on the     has no priors, served one
patrons. In recent months,                                                                   men arrested and con-         1994 offense, in accor-        year in the county jail be-
accidents and assaults have                                                                  victed of aggravated rob-     dance with the laws of the     cause he was unable to
resulted in the death of
                                                                                             bery in a 1994 purse-         State of Texas, the actual     post bond. he eventually
DArT riders.
                                                                                             snatching incident near In-   perpetrators can no longer     pled “no contest” and suc-
     DArT launched the
                                                                                             wood Village in Dallas.       be prosecuted for this         cessfully completed five
next phase of its ongoing
safety/security initiative      media briefing and transit     the 55 stations have cam-     Washington was sen-           crime.                         years probation. he is cur-
with the debut of a police      system tour which started at   eras. The remaining six are   tenced to 99 years in             “This wrongful con-        rently free.
text tool and the ongoing in-   Ledbetter Station on Friday,   scheduled for installation    prison. Smith and robert-     viction case is unique in          Darryl     Washington
stallation of closed circuit    April 6 at 6 a.m. The text     within the next two to six    son were both sentenced       comparison to the others       was convicted of aggra-
cameras at all 55 light rail    service went live at that      weeks.                        to terms of probation. Two    that we have seen in Dal-      vated robbery in 1996 and
stations during a mobile        time as well. Forty-nine of                                  juveniles arrested along      las County because we          sentenced to 99 years in
                                                                                             with Washington, robert-      have three individuals         prison. he had a prior

Texas Workforce Commission Hosts Texas
                                                                                             son, and Smith had their      who were wrongfully con-       drug case that was pend-
                                                                                             cases dismissed when the      victed of participating in     ing at the time of the ag-
 Business Conference in Dallas on Friday                                                     State learned that there
                                                                                             was no identification evi-
                                                                                                                           the same criminal of-
                                                                                                                           fense,” said Dallas County
                                                                                                                                                          gravated robbery convic-
                                                                                                                                                          tion. Washington pled to
   The Texas Workforce          more effectively manage            The conference will       dence against the juve-       District Attorney Craig        20 years on the drug case
Commission (TWC) will           employees. TWC Chair-          take place from 8:30 a.m.     niles.                        Watkins. “There were ac-       is currently in prison on
host Dallas-area business       man and Commissioner           to 4:15 p.m. at the hyatt         The Conviction In-        tually five perpetrators in-   that case.
owners and managers at the      representing employers         regency Dallas, Landmark      tegrity unit’s investiga-     volved in this crime and           At the time of the 1994
Texas Business Conference       Tom Pauken and his staff       Ballroom B-D, located at      tion revealed the actual      our Conviction Integrity       offense, Shakara robert-
on Friday, April 13, 2012.      will present practical, up-    300 reunion Blvd. in Dal-     perpetrators of the crime     unit identified all five of    son had no priors. he pled
   employers will learn         to-date information and        las. registration is from     were Jeremy DeGray,           the real perpetrators. even    guilty and received ten
how to operate a business       high-tech tools for finding    7:30 to 8:30 a.m.             Marcus McCallahan, Ken-       though our laws prohibit       years probation after
and discover techniques to      workers.                                                     drick Bright, Christopher     us from prosecuting the        learning that Washington
                                                                                             Love, and William Jack-       actual perpetrators for an     had received 99 years. Mr.
       Huffhines Recreation Center                                                           son. The perpetrators have
                                                                                             admitted their participa-
                                                                                                                           aggravated robbery that
                                                                                                                           occurred 18 years ago, it
                                                                                                                                                          robertson’s probation was
                                                                                                                                                          revoked and he was sent
        renewable energy project                                                             tion in the crime and the
                                                                                             investigation by the CIu
                                                                                                                           is our duty to clear the
                                                                                                                           names of the three men
                                                                                                                                                          to prison for five years.
                                                                                                                                                          Mr. robertson is currently
    New technology at           zens as well as school dis-    scheduled for 5 p.m. April    corroborated that Wash-       who served time for a          serving a sentence on an
huffhines recreation Ce-        tricts.                        22.                           ington, robertson, and        crime they did not com-        unrelated offense.
nter is making possible a           A ribbon cutting is
10 percent savings in en-
ergy costs and providing          "I Buy Houses -
an educational opportu-
                                  CA$H in 7 days!"
nity to visitors.
    A grant from the u.S.
Department of energy
through the energy effi-
ciency and Conservation
                                   469-522-9000
                                      www.SweetAppleREI.com                                      M             aking a mark on history...
Block Grant program al-
lowed for several conser-
vation initiatives at the
City, including the new re-
newable energy installa-
tions at huffhines recre-
ation Center.
    The installation in-
cludes a solar photovoltaic
system, a solar hot water
heating system, a small
wind energy system, two
electrical vehicle charging
stations and an interactive
display for education
about LeeD. The im-
provements helped in-
crease the recreation cen-
ter’s certification to LeeD
Silver. educational pro-                                                                                    ...one student at a time
gramming utilizing data
from the new technologies
                                                                                                                                                                     collin.edu
will be developed for citi-

                                                                                                                                      April 12 - 18, 2012 | North Dallas Gazette | 5
  Education                                                                                                                                                      www.NorthDallasGazette.com

Guide Right Foundation, Inc. Scholarship                                                                                           Patterson purples up
    richardson/Plano Cha-
pter of Kappa Alpha Psi
                                 awards are up to the amount
                                 of $1,000.
                                                                  letters of recommendation.
                                                                      The application must be
                                                                                                                                     for military kids
Fraternity, Incorporated is          Factors considered for       postmarked and sent to:                        The website more than             other in a series of multiple   pling up on April 13 will
seeking applications for         awarding the scholarship         P.o. Box 831834 richard-                  1.7 million veterans living            deployments, oMK’s goal         help spread the message to
their Guide right Founda-        includes residency in North      son, TX 75080 by May 4th,                 in Texas rely on for infor-            is to connect military chil-    thousands of veterans and
tion, Inc. program. Scholar-     Dallas; students receiving       2012. If you have questions               mation about their benefits            dren and youth with local       those who care about them.
ships are granted each year      financial aid receive prefer-    contact Maurice Potts at                  —        www.texasveterans.            resources in order to           Texas is one of only five
to deserving North Dallas        ential review, a 2.50 mini-      469-647-0108 or maurice-                  com — will go purple Fri-              achieve a sense of commu-       states to offer a veterans
high school students. The        mal grade point average and      potts@gmail. com.                         day, April 13 in a show of             nity support and enhance        program, and VLB benefits
                                                                                                            support for Texas opera-               their well-being. Texas op-     are widely seen as the best
           Bryan’s House opens two                                                                          tion Military Kids.
                                                                                                                 The second annual Pur-
                                                                                                                                                   eration: Military Kids is
                                                                                                                                                   part of a 4-h youth Devel-
                                                                                                                                                                                   in the nation.
                                                                                                                                                                                       For more information
            new childcare locations                                                                         ple up! For Military Kids
                                                                                                            campaign urges everyone
                                                                                                                                                   opment program of Texas
                                                                                                                                                   AgriLife extension.
                                                                                                                                                                                   VLB, visit www.texasvet-
                                                                                                                                                                                   erans.com.
    Bryan’s house, a local                                        located in west Dallas at                 to wear purple on Friday,                  Texasveterans.com pur-
nonprofit organization that                                       3610 Pipestone road, near                 April 13, as a visible show
serves children with special                                      I‐30 and Cockrell hill and                of support. Purple is the
health needs, children af-                                        southeast oak Cliff at 802                color that symbolizes all
fected by hIV/AIDS, and                                           S. Beckley Ave. The acqui-                branches of the military, as
their families, announced                                         sition of the two locations is            it is a combination of Army
this week the opening of         Director of Bryan’s house.       just the beginning of their               green, Coast Guard blue,
two new locations in Dallas.     “The opening of these two        plan to open multiple sites               Air Force blue, Marine red
    “We want to be in            locations and additional         in Dallas in the future. This             and Navy blue.
neighborhoods where our          sites in the future will en-     is the second move for the                     operation:     Military
families actually live and       able us to expand our serv-      organization since the open-              Kids is the u.S. Army's col-
work in order to be more         ices to even more families       ing of Bryan’s house in                   laborative effort with
accessible to them,” said        in our community.”               1988 and the first opening                America's communities to
David Thomas, executive              The new facilities are       of a second location.                     support children and youth
                                                                                                            impacted by deployment.
DCCCD, continued from Page 1                                                                                regardless of whether
                                                                                                            Families are experiencing
Participants are invited to      must complete a volunteer        hance this wonderful natu-                deployment for the first
park at the DArT light rail      registration form for the        ral resource.”                            time, the second time or an-
station at 8th and Corinth,      event, which also is pro-
just across the street from      vided on the web site.
the entrance to the Great            The first 200 partici-



                                                                         ote
Trinity Forest launch site       pants will receive free T-




                                                                                  A.D.
                                                                        V
for the event in Dallas.         shirts, and the day will fea-
    “We are recruiting stu-      ture free food, lots of fun,
dents who attend college         service learning credits and
throughout DCCCD to vol-         a way to give back to the
unteer for this event, which     community as a volunteer.
will be led by Groundwork        Those volunteers are asked




                                                                       JENKINS
Dallas,” said Mary Nor-          to wear long pants, long
man, the district’s director     sleeves and closed-toed
of student and community         shoes. They may want to
engagement. “Mahatma             bring water, a hat, sun-
Gandhi once said that each       screen, a backpack and
of us needs to be the change     gloves, said Norman. She
that we wish to see in the       added that volunteers must
world. our event enables         be dressed properly to par-


                                                                                                  For
students and community           ticipate in the beautification
members to be that change        project.
– to volunteer their time and        “This day of service is




                                                                     PLACE 3
to help preserve a natural       designed to inspire and fos-
treasure in our area.”           ter civic engagement and
    Volunteers must bring        community            building
release forms, and partici-      through volunteering and
pants must be 16 years of        community service,” said
age or older. release forms      Norman. “The event serves
for minors (one for              as an extension of




                                                                     IRVING
DCCCD and one for                DCCCD’s mission to pro-
Groundwork Dallas) and           vide students with opportu-
for adults (an adult liability   nities to grow personally
waiver for Groundwork            and develop citizenship.
Dallas and an adult release      Groundwork Dallas is an



                                                                     SCHOOL BOARD
form for DCCCD) must be          excellent partner for this
submitted at sign-in. Visit      project because its mission
DCCCD’s web site and             is to enable people to real-
click on the provided links      ize the merits of the Great
to download those forms at       Trinity Forest, as well as
http://www.dcccd.edu/Beth        encourage the community            “Political Adv. Paid by Lisetta Caraballo, Treasurer, A.D. Jenkins Campaign”
eChange. each participant        to use, preserve and en-

6 | April 12 - 18, 2012 | North Dallas Gazette
  Arts & Entertainment
  www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                                                                                                  Community Spotlight

Are the streets and bridges safe? Zumbathon Charity Event - United
                                  We Dance to Cure ALS™ hosted by
                                   Stephanie Paris a huge success
                                                                                                                                                    Photo on left: Charity
                                                                                                                                                    event host Stephanie Paris
                                                                                                                                                    (center), Zumba instruc-
                                                                                                                                                    tors Chasity Lewallen (left)
                                                                                                                                                    and Meta Mays (right)
                                                                                                                                                    demonstrate dance moves
                                                                                                                                                    to participants.


                                                                                                                                                    Photo below: United We
                                                                                                                                                    Dance to cure ALS partici-
                                                                                                                                                    pants. Class times: Salva-
                                                                                                                                                    tion Army Boys & Girls
                                                                                                                                                    Club, 435 S. 5th Street,
                                                                                                                                                    Garland, TX on Thursdays
                                                                                                                                                    7-8pm


Luann Golden, Executive Director of AFIL, Helene Reese and Natoshia Murphey, AFIL staff
members, Mary Grinsfelder, Community Council of Greater Dallas and AARP volunteer Kris
Gillette point to a broken down sidewalk that ends abruptly.
    Last week, armed with           station to assess its safety and             on DArT to get to work and
cameras and clipboards, AArP        accessibility.                               school as well as to visit friends
volunteers as well as students           They found many potential               and family, frequently navigate
and residents from the Associ-      hazards for pedestrians, includ-             this stretch of road. Improve-
ation For Independent Living        ing no sidewalks and cracked                 ments need to be made to make
(AFIL) hit the one-third mile       sidewalks, the lack of cross-                it easier and safer for AFIL stu-
stretch of Denton Drive be-         walks and stop signs, and bro-               dents and residents to get
tween Storey Lane and               ken glass and trash littering the            where they need to go.
DArT’s Bachman light rail           street. AFIL students, who rely




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            Ongoing             County. Speakers, Power                   April 12               Drama at 8 p.m. at the Irv-      hamilton Park united                May 11 – June 17
 every two weeks on Mon-        Networking, Business re-         Guitarist Ricardo Cobo at       ing Arts Center - Dupree         Methodist Church (hPu           God of Carnage at Kalita
 day the Plano City Council     ferrals, www. ccblack-           the Modern Art Museum of        Theatre, 3333 N. Mac-            MC)                             humphreys Theater www.
 holds its City Council         chamber.org or 469-424-          Fort Worth at 7:30 p.m.         Arthur Blvd. Tickets: $20                                        DallasTheaterCenter.org
 Meeting at the Plano Mu-       0120.                                                            Advance/$25 Night of Per-                 April 26
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                                                                           April 13                                               “Environmental Justice                    May 5
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                                                                 4th Annual Spring Flower                                         and the Maquilladora            2012 Bloomin' Ball at 6:00
 Plano, from 7pm – 9:30pm.                                                                       ArTS (2787)
                                AARP is offering free tax        Fundraiser to benefit rich-                                      Murders” presented by           p.m. at the hilton Anatole
 Free and open to the pub-      assistance 8:30 a.m. - 2:30                                                                       Daisy L. Machado, dean of
                                                                 ardson’s Network of Com-                                                                         hotel in Dallas
 lic. Info: planotx.org.        p.m. every Monday at the                                         2012 March for Babies at         Academic Affairs and pro-
                                                                 munity Ministries Dental
                                Lewisville Senior Activity       Clinic at Loveable Smiles,      White rock Lake in Dallas;       fessor of church history at
                                                                                                 Info:     www.marchforba-                                                  May 12
 harwood 609, 609 har-          Center, 1950A S. Valley          1410 N. Plano rd., Suite                                         union Theological Semi-
 wood Street, Dallas, has       Parkway. Info: 972-219-                                          bies.org, 972-669-3463           nary in NyC. evelyn             IMAJ's Blush Concert
                                                                 200, richardson. Info: 972-
 Salsa Night every Thursday     5050.                                                                                             Parker, associate professor     Under the Stars! at Wales
                                                                 231-0585 or email info@
 night starting at 9:30pm.                                                                                                                                        Manor Vineyard & Winery
                                                                 loveable smiles.com             Global Rhythms: Mixed            of practical theology at
 Info: harwood 609jazz.com                                                                       Percussion Ensemble at           SMu Perkins School of           4488 County road 408,
                                    Through April 16
 or 214-740-0609.                                                                                UNT at 1155 union Circle                                         McKinney, $10 at the gate
                                Spirit of Uganda's fare-                    April 14                                                                              or: http://imajblushwales.
                                well performance and event                                       #311277 at Voertman hall in      Theology. 6:30–8 p.m.,
                                                                 Guitarist Ricardo Cobo at                                                                        eventbrite.com/
 Be Fit Frisco presents         at SMu's McFarlin Audito-                                        Denton at 8 p.m. Free            Prothro hall at SMu
                                                                 SMu’s Caruth Auditorium
 weekly Fitness in the          rium.                                                            INFo: nkolsti@unt.edu or         Perkins School of Theol-
                                                                 at 7: 30 p.m. Tixs: GuitarSo-
 Square sessions Thursday                                                                        940-369-8625                     ogy, 5901 Bishop Blvd.                  May 18-20
                                                                 ciety.org or 817-498-0363.
 evenings 6:30pm – 7:30pm                                        Tickets $35                                                                                      The 20th Wildflower!
                                     Through April 26
 at Simpson Plaza in front of                                                                    TBAAL Comedy Night at                                            Festival will take place at
                                VNA Bereavement Lun-                                                                                       April 28
 City hall, 6101 Frisco                                                                          the Muse at Clarence Muse                                        the Galatyn Park urban
 Square Blvd, Frisco. Free.     cheon at noon at the Church               April 15                                                Jazz with Nick Collione &       Center in richardson.
                                                                                                 Theatre, 650 S. Griffin St.,
 Info: friscotexas. gov.        of the Incarnation on 3966       5th Biennial Democratic                                          Richard Elliott at Bishop
                                                                                                 Dallas at 9 p.m. $15 214-
                                McKinney Avenue in Dal-          Candidate Forum at 2 p.m.                                        Arts Theater Center, 215 S.
                                                                                                 743-2449                                                                  May 19
                                las. rSVP 214-689-2633           at the Campbell Green                                            Tyler Street in Dallas at 7
 The Dallas Museum of Art,                                                                                                        p.m. and 9:45 p.m. INFo:        First Time Homebuyer
                                                                 recreation Center located at
 1717 harwood Street, Dal-                                                                       Earth Day Dallas 2012            $62.50 - $57.50, educa-         Workshop at Farmers
                                     Through April 29            the corner of hillcrest and
 las, hosts Jazz in the                                                                          The second-annual earth          tion@tecotheater.org or         Branch Manske Library,
                                Texas Discovery Gardens’         Campbell road
 Atrium every Thursday                                                                           Day Dallas begins April 21,      214-948-0716                    13613 Webb Chapel rd, 2
 6pm – 8pm. Performance         gallery space unveils a new                                      2012, with a two-day festi-                                      - 4 p.m.
 included with general ad-      exhibition, “Echoes of Re-       Family Fun Day with os-         val in Fair Park. events will
 mission $10 and under.         membered Gardens,” by            trich and Camel Races at                                         Iota Phi Lambda Sorority,
                                                                                                 focus on entertaining, in-                                                May 26
 Info: dallasmuseumofart.       Dallas artist Susan Lecky;       Lonestar Park. General ad-                                       Inc.’s annual Business
                                                                                                 spiring and educating Dalla-
 org or 214-922-1200.           admission applies. $8 /          mission is $5. www.lones-                                        Month Education and             Dallas International Festi-
                                                                                                 sites with various ways to
                                adults, $6 / ages 60+, and $4    tarpark.com                                                      Scholarship Luncheon            val is a free event at the
                                                                                                 think, work and live green
                                / ages 3 to 11. Free for                                                                          from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at     Dallas Arts District along
 harwood 609, 609 har-                                                                           by showcasing emerging
                                members or on Tuesdays                                                                            Crowne Plaza Dallas –           Flora Street from Pearl to
 wood Street, Dallas, hosts                                              April 19                green technology, providing
                                (butterfly house admission                                                                        Near the Galleria, 14315        routh from 10 a.m. to 7
 an All You Can Eat Sun-                                         DFW International Dinner        eco-friendly family activi-
                                regular price).                                                                                   Midway road, Addison.           p.m.
 day Brunch with Smooth                                          with the Mayors at the          ties, presenting enlightening
                                                                                                                                  Info: www.iota1929.org or
 Jazz Sounds of Majik                                            Fairmont hotel - 1717           lectures from environmental
                                                                                                                                  www.iota-sw.org.                         June 8-9
 Touch every Sunday at            Through September 23           North Akard Street Dallas at    leaders, a variety of music
 11am. Info: harwood609         Sandy Lake Amusement             6 p.m.                          and much more. Free –                                            Democratic State Con-
 jazz.com or 214-740-0609.      Park in Carrollton. Admis-                                       INFo: www.earth-                          April 29               vention in houston
                                sion is $2 and children                                          daydallas.org/contact      or    Alice in Wonderland at
                                                                 Irving Int’l. Women's
                                under 3 years old is free (see                                   214-310-1200                     eisemann Center. Tickets        2nd Annual Glam Galore
 Want to become a better                                         Consortium Presents 6th
                                family coupon for free ad-                                                                        are $11 - $21 at 972-744-       Shopping Soiree at The
 public speaker? Toastmas-                                       Annual Purse Auction at 6
                                mission     online)       and                                                                     4650 or www.eisemann-           richardson Civic Center
 ters International has                                          p.m. at the Las Colinas         DFW Int'l / Wells Fargo
                                coupons for rides are $.50.                                                                       center.com                      Grand Ballroom from 5 -
 helped people for decades in                                    Country Club, 4400 N. o'-       Program for First Time
 a mutually supportive, posi-   Info: www.sandylake.com          Connor Blvd., Irving; Tick-     Homebuyers This free                                             10 p.m.
 tive, and fun environment.                                      ets $50 Info: www.IIWC.net      bilingual workshop will in-            May 4 – June 3
 See what it is like for          Through December 8             or 972-831-8866                 troduce the basic steps in the   Diary of a Worm, a Spi-                  June 9
 Free!!! Mtgs are every         New Life Skills Certificate                                      purchase of a new home at        der, and a Fly at Dallas        Bill Cosby at the Win-
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 214-566-4086 or http: //tex-   Women each Saturday                                              N Macarthur Blvd in Irving       opening night, kids get free    Info/Tickets: www.attpac.
                                                                 Shakespeare’s Spring Soi-
 ins.freetoasthost.org/         morning from 9:45 a.m. to                                        from 3 – 5 p.m. Free –           ice cream with gummy            org.
                                                                 rée at Samuel Lynne Gal-
                                12:30 p.m. at the Audelia                                        INFo: president@dfwinter-        worms from the Purple
                                                                 leries, 1105 Dragon Street in
 Collin County Black            Branch Library located                                           national.org or 972-661-         Cow and one free poster
                                                                 Dallas, event features jazz                                                                          June 22 – July 12
 Chamber of Commerce            10045 Audelia rd. (at                                            2764                             per family. Ticket prices are
                                                                 and starts at 7 p.m.                                                                             Joseph and the Amazing
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               Irving ISD candidates are
              gearing up for the elections
    By: JACKIe hArDy,           Space Committee for the                                               no budget issue with        A district that serves a         “With a high minority
    NDG CoNTrIBuTING            City of Irving Bond Task                                              IISD this year. on student body where over 80 student population outreach
    WrITer                      Force with leadership roles                                           the contrary there will percent of its population is strategies must include per-
    Campaigning has begun       on PTA and Booster Clubs;                                             be pay raises for minority will inevitably ex- sonal contact with the par-
for those candidates seeking    and Alicia Fernandez-Mott,                                            some. our current perience some challenges ents and families of the dis-
a seat on the Irving Inde-      a former u.S. Department                                              Superintendent has along the way. Poverty and trict’s children…the Irving
pendent School District’s       of Labor employee (retired).                                          foreseen the problem homelessness are two major ISD could and should uti-
(Irving ISD or IISD) Board          Candidates for Place 4                                            last year and came up issues many schools of Irv- lize this opportunity (tech-
of Trustees. This election      are:    incumbent Valerie                                             with a win-win solu- ing are facing. According to nology) to strengthen the
comes on heels of the recent    Jones, a self-professed                                               tion that helped the a Dallas Morning News district’s outreach and com-
hot debates over the pro-       “product of Irving” with six                                          district. Also the 2010 article, about 80 per- munication efforts with the
posed change to the dis-        years school board experi-                                            school district imple- cent of students in Irving parents and families of its
trict’s current at-large vot-   ence; Norma Gonzales,                                                 mented to rent school schools were in poor fami- student using technology as
ing system. opponents ar-       stay-at-home Mother who                                               facilities to corporate lies compared to only
gued that without single-       owns and manages rental                      Dinesh Mali              and other organiza- 30 percent twenty
member districts it would       properties and pursing a BS       Candidate Place 4 - Irving ISD      tions to create rev- years ago. Statistic
                                      in Business Manage- and resolved on a merit                     enue.”                  shows children from
                                      ment; and Dinesh basis,” written comments                    however money is not homes affected by
                                      Mali, founder of an made by Dinesh Mali, one the only concern for Irving poverty are at greater
                                      engineering company of the two minorities run- ISD. Place 3 candidate Ali- risk of becoming a
                                      with a Bachelor of ning for the Place 4 seat.            cia Fernandez-Mott in a dropout .
                                      Science in Mechani-           Candidates for Place 3 written statement said, “A             “The IISD has a
                                      cal       engineering and Place 4 spotlighted im- critical issue facing Irving program                  through
                                      (BSMe) and Master portant issues. They include ISD is how best to meet the Project PASS that is
                                      of Science in Mechan- improving classroom disci- academic needs of our di- aimed at helping our
                                      ical      engineering pline; increasing teacher verse student population, homeless                      students
                                      (MSMe). Mali is a morale; more english Lan- especially english language through mentoring.
                                      second-time candidate guage Immersion programs; learners. The State of Texas The program was de-                            Norma Gonzales
                                                                                                                                                           Candidate Place 4 - Irving ISD
                                      who last year ran un- college preparedness for mandates bilingual educa- signed to pair home-
                                      successfully, along seniors; reducing the drop- tion in primary grades. less students with adult a communication tool,”
                                      with Jenkins, for the out rates; and closing the other programs and teach- mentors. Although many adds Fernandez-Mott.
       Alicia Fernandez-Mott          Place 2 office.            achievement gap among mi- ing strategies include eng- Irving citizens have gone                    embracing       diversity
   Candidate Place 3 - Irving ISD         This election will nority students.                  lish Language Immersion through training to mentor through the awarding of
be difficult for a minority to have a total of four minori-          The $240 million Gen- and Dual Language. It is our students, the administra- contract services to M/WBe
win a seat.                     ties on the ballot and those eral operating Budget of critical to provide the pro- tion has not followed and DBe firms is also an
     In January, the Irving candidates include Adrian the Irving ISD is not exempt gram that best meets the through with the program. I important issue with minor-
Board of Trustees voted 6-1 (A.D.) Jenkins, African from pain in this slow econ- needs of our children, indi- will work to implement this ity voters. The district
to adopt a 5-2 single-mem- American; Dinesh Mali omy. Statewide cuts of up vidually, and collectively.”                       mentorship program. By M/WBe goal for participa-
ber/at-large voting system. who is Asian; and two his- to $4 billion in education                  “The bilingual program supporting our students we tion includes 20 percent
Currently, the district is panic candidates Norma and the continued decline in is failing many of our Span- can decrease the dropout qualified huB, D/ M/WBe
awaiting final approval Gonzales and Alicia Fer- property taxes are factors ish speaking students.                                                             vendors, and 10 percent cer-
from the Department of Jus- nandez-Mott.                        affecting the budget. The They are not master-                                                tified annual controllable
tice on the proposed 5-2 sin-       “I am running as an tough budgetary decisions ing the english lan-                                                        procurement expenditures.
gle-member district map Asian representing the facing Irving ISD are a key guage in elementary                                                                These expenses are defined
where 5 of the trustees will                                          campaign issue.          school. They are so                                            as agreements to provide or
be elected through single                                                 “reducing        ex- far behind by the time                                         procure labor, materials,
member voting and 2 will                                              penses is a challenge they reach high                                                   equipment, supplies and
remain at large. In the                                               but can be done by school that they see                                                 services to, for or on behalf
meantime, Place 3 and                                                 thinking creatively. no way of catching up                                              of the district.
Place 4 candidates will have                                          The most important so they drop out. I                                                       Jenkins shared, “I be-
to battle it out under the ex-                                        money spent by a am in favor of an                                                      lieve when minorities in
isting at-large voting system                                         school district is the english Immersion                                                particular see more con-
on May 12 with early voting                                           money spent directly option to the state                                                tracts awarded to individu-
April 30-May 8.                                                       in a classroom. Fi- mandated bilingual                                                  als that look like them it
     Place 3 candidates are:                                          nancial cuts in this education,”            adds                                        helps to lift the morale of
                                                                                                                                   Valerie Jones
A.D. Jenkins, a software en-                                          area should be made Gonzales candidate of            Candidate Place 4 - Irving ISD     the community because
gineer, founder of the                                                as a last resort,” added Place 4.                                                       they begin to feel like they
B.I.G.D.o.G.S. non-profit                                              incumbent         Jones.     Stipes also supports a rate, and build relationships have a place at the table,
organization and Irving                                               “extra-curricular ac- strong eSL program and that will create future men- which in return will help
Board of Trustee veteran                    Larry Stipes              tivities including both feels the district must work tors,” states Gonzales.            bring the community to-
                                   Candidate Place 3 - Irving ISD
(formerly of Place 2); Larry                                          Fine Arts and athletics  to ensure its students be-         In a district serving fam- gether. But, if the education
Michael Stipes, contract Asian population and bring- make positive impacts in come proficient in english ilies where english is a sec- and awareness is not put out
service manager and former ing some diversity on the the lives of our students and starting at the primary level ond language, communica- in the community than it
Chairperson for City of Irv- board. There is no one shoe keep students connected so students will have the op- tion barriers can lead to doesn’t matter what’s avail-
ing Parks and recreation fits all feet solution. each and engaged.”                             portunity to reach their frustration and disengaged able if you do not know that
Board and Parks and open issues has to be addressed                 Mali advises, “There is highest potential.                parents.                        it’s there.”
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               Think Like a Man is worth the wait                                                                                                                                    Cabin in the Woods has more
    James Brown said it
best when he sang “This is
                                                                      insider information to give
                                                                      the women a taste of their
                                                                                                             to everyone. Sta-
                                                                                                             ted Kevin hart.
                                                                                                                                                                                      surprises than you expect
a man’s world, but it                                                 own medicine.                              And as if the                                                           By SASKAMoDIe JoNeS         discover the truth behind
wouldn’t be nothing with-                                                 The Think Like a Man               star line up wasn’t                                                         “A group of five friends    the cabin in the woods…”
out a women or girl.” Think                                           cast is diverse and includes           enough, the mo-                                                         go for a break at a remote          I think we all know how
Like a Man, based on co-                                              oscar nominated actress,               vie also features                                                       cabin in the far reaches of a   this story will end: blood,
median and radio host                                                 Taraji P. henson, BeT’s                Jenifer     Lewis,                                                      wooded wilderness for a va-
                                                                                                                                                                                     cation. Together, they must                See MAN, Page 11
Steve harvey's 2009 best-                                             Terrence J, regina hall                Chris Brown, Ar-
selling book, Act Like a                                              (Law Abiding Citizen),                 ielle Kebbel, Jay
Lady, Think Like a Man fol-                                           Michael ealy (Takers),                 Anthony Brown,
lows four very different                                              Gabrielle union (Bad Boys              Lala      Anthony,
men whose worlds are                                                  II), Jerry Ferrara (En-                Morris Chestnut,
turned upside down after                                              tourage), Gary owen (Lit-              Nephew Tommy,
the women in their lives                                              tle Man), romany Malco                 Sheri Sheppard,
                                                                                                             Bruce Bruce, and
                                                                                                             a surprise celebr-
                                                                                                             ity that plays Ke-
                                                                                                             vin hart’s ex-wife
                                                                                                             Gail that will have
                                                                                                             you in stitches.
                                                                                                                 The movie is written by            that were funny but caused
                                                                                                             Keith Merryman and David               quite the stir. There are
                                                                                                             A. Newman and directed                 several moments of smart
                                                                                                             by Tim Story (Barbershop).             black and white humor that
                                                                                                             Story has become known as              strikes just the right balance
                                                                                                             a director that can show               between controversial and
                                                                                                             African-Americans in a re-             funny. And Gary owen,
                                                                                                             latable and realistic light.           known for being a White
start to use harvey’s advice                                          (The 40-Year Old Virgin)               he is also known for push-             comedian comfortable with
to win the game of love.                                              Meagan Good (Jumping                   ing the envelope on racial             Black audiences, knocks
When the rat Pack learns                                              the Broom) and the new                 humor. you will remember               the racial humor right out
that they have been sold out                                          “giant” of comedy Kevin                the jokes about Martin                 of the park as the happily
by the Family Feud guy,                                               hart. We wanted to make a              Luther King by Cedric the
they plot to use the book’s                                           good movie that appealed               entertainer in Barbershop                          See MAN, Page 11


KEVIN, continued from Page 1
by accident.” hart is with fam-                                       tremely open about past mis-           he remembered thinking that
ily on Monday, Tuesday, and                                           takes. he has more Twitter fol-        Soul Plane would be the movie
Wednesday and Thursday                                                lowers than Chris rock, Steve          that made him a star.
through Sunday is committed to                                        harvey, and Louis C.K. com-                 “It (Soul Plane) might have
stand-up.                                                             bined.                                 done $7 million on the street.”
     he also makes time for                                                everything is not sugar and       hart defends the film because he
friends, hart admitted he charges                                     roses. recently, the media was all     says that it gave him a chance to
his two friends $50 each time                                         worked up over a supposed feud         prove that he could be funny.
they ask him to take a picture                                        between fellow comedian Mike                hart also opened up about
with a girl.                                                          epps. “The funny thing is that we      his recent divorce. During the
                                                                      are friends (he and epps).” Ap-        filming of Think Like a Man, he
                                                                      parently, the two were just play-      admitted he was a typical nega-
                                       Credit: RB Media Photography




                                                                      ing the dozens on Twitter. And         tive divorced guy.
                                                                      the media “just took things to an-          “relationships can kiss my
                                                                      other level,” according to hart.       ass,” hart acknowledged.
                                                                           he also got into a little trou-        But after debating with the
                                                                      ble when hart tweeted “hands           other actors about love and rela-
                                                                      down light-skinned women got
                                                                      better credit than dark-skinned
                                                                                                             tionships hart says that he was
                                                                                                             able to go back and form a
                                                                                                                                                               Sunday Service at 10:00am
   Comedian Kevin Hart                                                women.”                                friendship with his ex-wife. “She            Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7:00pm
     “And I make them give it to
                                                                           hart says that he was just
                                                                      joking, but the next thing he
                                                                                                             and I are friends. She is the
                                                                                                             mother of my children, and will
                                                                                                                                                                   (Starting in May)
me in front of the girl,” laughs                                      knew dark-skinned women were           always be a part of my life.”                   April is Recover All Month at Transformation Church
hart.                                                                 not happy. he had to go on the         Both he and ex-wife, Torrei share
     hart contends that stand-up                                      defensive quick and set things         custody of their two children.
is his craft, period. his passion is                                  straight even tweeting “My                  The father of heaven age 7,                                     7200 Griffin Rd
evident as hart leans over the                                        daughter is dark-skinned.” hart        and hendrick age 4, spoke about
table and becomes more ani-                                           warned others to be careful of         his parenting style.                                             Hwy 121 @ Spring Creek
mated when discussing his ca-                                         what you say on social media be-            “I am a firm believer in                                          Frisco, Texas
reer.                                                                 cause people can use your words        bump your head. My son at the
     “From stand-up I get an im-                                      against you.                           age of two bumped his head and
mediate reaction,” hart shared.                                            hart opened up about his ex-      ran into walls. But at three he                              469.265.6223
     And what an immediate re-                                        perience in hollywood before his       doesn’t run into walls anymore.
action that must be from the 12                                       career sky-rocketed. hart starred      I plan to let my children make                                beyetf.com
million Facebook fans and sell-                                       in several B movies, including in      mistakes like I did,” states hart.          Find us on facebook.com/transformation.church.tx
out shows around the country.                                         the critically panned movie Soul       “The only difference is that they
The Philadelphia native is ex-                                        Plane. he laughed to himself as        have a safety button, their father.”
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 www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                                                                                                          Sports/Business Opportunities

    Iota Phi Lambda hosting Annual                                                                              Sports          Can I get a refund please?
Education & Scholarship Awards Luncheon                                                                        Talk with        school is one of the origi-
                                                                                                                                nal members from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     lions of dollars on mer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     chandise, tickets, travel,
    Iota Phi Lambda Soror-          Iota Phi Lambda Soror-       plex, competitive business                     Spider          Southwest      Conference                                            etc., despite the schools
ity, Inc., Psi Chapter will     ity, Inc. is a national busi-    and professional world.                                        now under investigation                                              sometimes well aware
hold its annual Business        ness and professional or-        We also establish and pro-          The competition in big     for 29 infractions. The                                              there were irregularities
Month education and             ganization founded in            mote civic and social serv-     time college athletics is      men and women programs                                               and illegal practices tak-
Scholarship Luncheon on         1929. We seek to unite in        ice activities for youth and    like a shark feeding off its   are now elite programs                                               ing place. Fans should be
Saturday, April 28 from 11      sisterhood qualified busi-       adults.                         own. Schools fiercely          with the women basket-                                               able to receive at least 25
a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Crowne      ness and professional                For more information        compete to bring in the        ball team capturing the                                              percent refund from the
Plaza Dallas – Near the         women in order to enhance        visit www.iota1929.org or       top high school athletes to    National Championship                                                school hit with probation
Galleria, 14315 Midway          and improve the status of        www.iota-sw.org.                its campus. They are en-       with a 40-0 record. The                                              and lost scholarships.
road, Addison.                  women in our highly com-
                                                                                                 ticed with incentives, and     men team made the elite                                                  everyone seems disap-
                                                                                                 the promises a statue of       eight of the tournament.                                             pointed when punish-
WOODS, continued from Page 10                                                                    them will stand in front of
                                                                                                 the stadium or arena after
                                                                                                                                    however, with an in-                                             ments are handed down,
guts, mayhem and most           Cabin in the Woods is the        force by director Drew                                         vestigation pending the                                              but the commissioner and
                                                                                                 graduation.                    school and Big 12 confer-                                            school president are
likely, a totally frivolous     type of flick that restores      Goddard and producer Joss
nude scene. Fortunately         your hope in the horror          Whedon. The film stars in-          These schools give the     ence have raked in mil-                                              laughing to the bank with
Cabin in the Woods is a         genre. When little gems like     clude Kristen Connolly,         athletes a virtual tour of     lions of dollars from TV                                             huge deposit. So, next
complete departure from         this seep through the cracks     Chris hemsworth, Anna           the finest hotels and a        revenue, merchandise, and                                            time you hear of a school
the norm. This is true de-      it is overwhelmingly good        hutchison, Fran Kranz,          PowerPoint presentation,       ticket sales. But they are                                           being put on probation for
spite what the trailers may     news for the entire industry.    Jesse Williams, richard         which resemble corporate       cranking up the bus to                                               infractions ask them did
lead you to believe. Al-             I would not be surprised    Jenkins and Bradley Whit-       meeting. Scandals, pay-        throw the programs under                                             they pass out a refund
though the film does not fit    to find this film on top at      ford.                           outs, buyouts and finan-       it as soon as they receive                                           check to the fans of the
neatly in the classic horror    box offices after its second         Cabin in the Woods is a     cial meltdowns by some         their final check.                                                   school?
cliché bracket, it more than    weekend. I say second            horror film for people who      institutions are very com-         Schools receive sanc-                                                You can listen to Don-
makes up for it with plot       weekend because the mar-         hate horror films, and the      mon but making money is        tions and are placed pro-                                            ald “Spider” Willis on
twists that will have you on    keting strategy for the          recent rise of what I like to   its focus and interest. Do     bations by conferences                                               Sport Talk with Spider
the edge of your theatre        movie does not do it real        call “torture porn.” It is a    some of the schools know       and the NCAA each year.                                              each Sunday from 7 – 9
seat.                           justice. It will take some se-   much needed love-hate let-
                                                                                                 about improper infrac-         They host a depressing                                               p.m. CST on fishbowlra-
    Indeed Cabin in the         rious word of mouth to get       ter to horror film industry.
Woods could easily be de-       people into the theatre.         In the end this is a must see   tions? yes.                    press conference, but not                                            dionetwork.com. For sug-
fined as a “game-changer”       When they arrive they will       for moviegoers, and I am            Take Baylor univer-        once have a conference or                                            gestion and topics call
on par with horror films like   discover a well-written and      more than happy to give it      sity in Waco and a Big 12      the NCAA offered refunds                                             469-335-6668 or email
Evil Dead II and Scream.        brilliantly crafted tour de      two thumbs up.                  Conference member. The         to the fans that spent mil-                                          dwillisdw@yahoo.com.


MAN, continued from Page 10
married man.                    a romantic c omedy is told
    one would think that        from a man’s point of
it would be difficult to        view. States Kevin hart.
                                                                                                                                                              1200 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, Texas 75069
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turn a self-help book               Kevin hart does not
without a plot into a ro-       disappoint as the comedic
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screenwriters Keith Mer-        Story gave him free reign                                                                                                                      PUBLIC NOTICE
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movie with a little help        Two Can Play that Game
from Steve harvey’s book        to name a few. you will
learn how their man             laugh, learn, and leave be-                                   Vote JR Cook
thinks while earning a          lieving relationships ag-
spot in their hearts. And       ain.
                                                                                       In the Democratic Primary
the audience becomes a              Think Like a Man has                                      May 29, 2012
fly on the wall as we lis-      been rated PG-13 opens                                     jrcookforjudge.com
ten in on men talking           in theatres nationwide
about love and relation-        April 20. The running                                                                                                                                  EQUAL HOUSING
                                                                                                                                                                                       EQUAL HOUSING
ships. This is the first time   time is 120 minutes.                                                                                                                                    OPPORTUNITY
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                          Bernard Rapoport
    Bernard rapoport, long-                  robert Borosage of the
time liberal champion passed           Campaign for America’s Fu-
away on April 5 at the age of          ture said, “B always consid-
94. A native Texan born to             ered himself blessed, but he
Jewish russian immigrants,             was our blessing. his gen-
co-founded the American In-            erosity helped support bold
come Life Insurance Com-               id-eas, independent report-
pany with his wife, Audre.             ing, good schools, and re-
Both were champions for a              form le-aders. he engaged
free press, the Democratic             us, challenged us, and
Party, and the university of           showed us what loyalty re-
Texas (uT). rapoport served            ally meant. he was wonder-
as Chair of the Board of re-           ful character, with a great
gents for uT, provided finan-          heart. And he will be truly
cial support to Democrats in           missed.”                                       Bernard Rapoport
Texas and throughout the na-                 Borosage’s remembrance
tion. he was also a long-time          of rapoport is online:                     09/bernard-rapoport-
financial contributor to the           h t t p : / / w w w. o u r f u t u r e .   progressive-champion-
Texas observer.                        org/blog-entry/20120415                    1917-2012.

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    The Dallas International           April 21, the focus will shift             Festival Village at Mock-
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  OF CHRIST IN PLANO              we study and discuss God’          Dr. W. L. Stafford, Sr., Ed.D.   you’re invited to a Free            God.                                  Pastor Rickie Rush
                                  Word. Call the church for de-              Senior Pastor            event, “Getting you FIT to do             Dr. Charles Wattley         7701 S. Westmoreland Road
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                                                    Take My Son! (The Conclusion)
                                dead silence; you could hear         “We have a $10 bid on      tion, I was told of a
                                a pin drop on cotton.           the floor, who will bid $20?”   secret stipulation in
                                     A voice in the back of     announced the auctioneer.       the will. I was not
    Last week the story         the room shouted, “We want      “Give it to him for $10.        allowed to reveal
stopped with people from        to see the famous and price-    Let’s see the masters!” $10     that stipulation until
around the world ready to       less paintings. Skip this       is the bid, won’t someone,      this time.
bid on rare and priceless art   one.” But the auctioneer        anyone bid $20? The crowd           only the paint-
pieces that once belonged to    persisted. “Will someone        was becoming very angry.        ing of the son would
a father and his son. After     bid for this painting? Who      They didn’t want the picture    be auctioned. Who-
the death of the son, who       will start the bidding?         of the son. They wanted the     ever bought that
died first, in a war saving a   $200? Perhaps $100 as a         more worthy investments         painting would in-
fellow solder, and later the    starting bid for the son? An-   for their collection.           herit the entire es-
father died. Their rare and     other voice shouted angrily.         The auctioneer pound-      tate, the houses, the
priceless art was put up for    “We didn’t come to see this     ed the gavel. The bid is $10,   land, the cattle, and
sale. The auctioneer start-     painting. We came to see        going once, going twice,        yachts, everything
ed with a painting of the       the Van Gogh’s, the rem-        sold to the gentleman in the    that you don’t see
son that was given to the fa-   brandt’s, and other famous      back with the quiet voice for   here, and what you
ther by the soldier that the    and priceless paintings. Get    $10.                            see here, including
son was carrying to safety      on with the real bids!”              A man sitting up front     the rare paintings.
when he was killed. The             The auctioneer contin-      shouted, “Thank God that’s      The man who took
soldier was so grateful that    ued. “The son! The son!         over with, now let’s get on     the son gets every-      Sister Tarpley at the newly opened Margaret Hunt Bride leaving
he painted a picture of the     Who’ll take the son?”           with the real collection! The   thing!” --Author         from Singleton Blvd. in West Dallas to Downtown Dallas; her
son and presented it to the         Finally, a quiet voice      real bids—The rare paint-       Unknown                  childhood neighborhood growing up.
father as a gift. The father    came from the very back of      ings!”                              remember, the
was very proud of the pic-      the room. It was the long            The auctioneer laid        value of anything is what an Son!” Mark 8:36 says, God,” and “the wages of sin
ture and counted it as his      time gardener of the man        down his gravel. “I’m sorry,    individual is willing to give “For what shall it profit a is death.” Roman 3:23;
most valued art piece.          and his son. “I’ll give $10     the auction is over.” What!     up for it. Jesus willingly man, if he shall gain the 6:23.
     on the platform set the    for the painting.” you see,     It can’t be! What about the     gave his life for us. Much whole world, and lose his             The good news is that
painting of the son. The        being a very poor man, $10      famous paintings, the rare      like the auctioneer’s mes- own soul?”                         God has proved a place of
auctioneer pounded his          was all that he could afford,   works of art?”                  sage, God’s message today           All humans need a place safety. he sent his Son
gavel. “We will start the       especially now that his em-          “I am sorry said the       is: “The Son! The Son! of safety because the Lord Jesus to die so we wouldn’t
bidding with this picture of    ployer was dead, he didn’t      auctioneer to the crowd of      Who’ll take the Son?” gives us warnings in his have to be separated from
the son. Who will bid for       even know if he would still     investors. When I was           easter 2012 is over but it’s Word: “All have sinned and him forever. Romans 5:8-
this picture?” There was        have a job.                     called to conduct this auc-     not too late to, “Take The fall short of the glory of 10; Co-lossians 1:19-22.


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                                                with can do that to you. But                      ther moved the family to Au-                                                       him. he was a savvy woman-         grand biography of the Godfa-
                                                you can blame it on the beat,                     gusta , Georgia , in the late                                                      izer who knew how to play an       ther of Soul, and he lets us see
                                                as you will see in the new                        1930s, in search of a better                                                       audience, whether it was one       the good and the bad in that
                                                book The One: The Life and                        life. They settled in The Terry,                                                   or one hundred thousand. he        life. Though this book can be a
                                                Music of James Brown by rJ                        which was shorthand for “The                                                       knew that theatre was what         little longish at times, I really
                                                Smith.                                            Negro Territory,” where black-                                                     people wanted, and he gave it      liked the behind-the-scenes
    By TerrI                                         James Brown was never                        owned businesses thrived.                                                          to them - but there was more       tales of the James Brown that
    SChLICheNMeyer                              supposed to live.                                 one of the businesses was a                                                        to James Brown than capes          younger fans might not know.
    NDG CoNTrIBuTor                                  For most of his life, he                     cathouse run by Brown’s                                                            and curls.                         Smith shows that there was a
    No matter what you do,                      bragged that when he entered                      “Aunt honey.” She gave the                                                             he was very politically ac-    deeper Brown than what’s
you couldn’t seem to sit still.                 the world in May, 1933, he                        boy a roof over his head, but                                                      tive, and counted presidents       seen on old video clips, and
    First, your foot started                    was born dead but his Aunt                        she beat him regularly, too.                                                       among his friends. he worked       that made me smile.
bouncing and your head                          Minnie blew into his lungs                             Violence was, in fact, a                                                      hard on matters of civil rights,        If you’re up for a bio that
joined it. Wasn’t long before                   and brought him back to life.                     way of life for James Brown.                                                       and once “saved” a city from       will make you hum along,
your shoulders were wiggling                    That, and the abandonment of                      his parents fought often and,                                                      being ruined by riots. Gener-      then “The one” is the one you
like they weren’t attached to                   his mother were two of his                        growing up, Brown consid-                                                          ous even in his last days, he      want. read this book and
your spine and then you were                    most-repeated stories – al-                       ered himself a thug. he was               Al Sharpton recalled that                was helping charity organiza-      you’ll feel good!
on your feet, shaking your                      though the latter was only par-                   known for his fearlessness and            Brown often carried a gun.               tions when he died in Decem-              The One: The Life and
back-end in time with the                       tially true.                                      fast fists (he was briefly a                  Despite his tough streak,            ber, 2006.                         Music of James Brown by RJ
music.                                               Though he was born in                        boxer), and for his love of               though, Brown was known to                   Author rJ Smith brings         Smith (Gotham Books, $27.50,
    The tunes you grew up                       North Carolina , Brown’s fa-                      firearms. In later years, rev.            be gracious and people loved             his readers a sweeping and         464 pages)

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                                                                                                                                       2012 Theme:
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                                                                                                                                     Seeking the Sinner
                                                                                                   Isiah Joshua, Jr.              and Sustaining the Saved
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