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  McKinney author addresses turmoil among God’s people
     By Tonya Whitaker             problem with her actions.         “I still did it because God       tles and losing the war.’ This
     NDG Staff Writer                 “He calls us to be ambas-      called me to do it. The devil     is my attempt to obey the
     McKinney native Jo-                                             was trying to use people I        voice of the Holy Spirit,”
 veeta Seals was once the talk                                       knew to bring me down. The        Seals adds.
 of the town. Approximately                                          devil will use the spiritually         Stories like these com-
 20 years ago, she received                                          immature to block your            pelled Seals to write her first
 the calling to bring the                                            progress. You cannot let          book, Friendly Fire: Fight-
 unchurched to Christ by or-                                         friendly fire deter you from      ing in the Battle and Losing
 ganizing a youth choir. To                                          what you have to do.”             The War. The author said too        The Congressional Black Caucus work to keep
 the normal eye, her mission                                             “As I was praying one         often Christians – regardless       the issues of African American in the forefront.
 should have earned applauds.             Joveeta Seals              day in the spirit I heard these   of denomination – get too
                                                                                                                                                                     See ANNIVERSARY, Page 9
 However, some of her own                                            words, ‘Tell my people they
 Christian warriors had a          sadors in Christ,” Seals said.    are fighting in the wrong bat-            See turmoil, Page 12
                                                                                                                                                                  New Boyz release
           Local churches reach out                                                                                                                               second album
                                                                                                                                                                          For more information see pg. 10

               via social media                                                                                                                                              www.northdallasgazette.com

     By Stephanie Ward
     NDG Special Contributor
                                   that it could get in the way of
                                   authentic relationships.
                                                                     thought that social media
                                                                     would be an avenue that the                                                 TAR
                                                                                                                                                    Y            Consumer
     Social media has made             Larry Williams, pastor of     Lord would approve of.”
                                                                                                                                              M
                                                                                                                                               EN      Financial Protection
                                                                                                                                                      Bureau under assault
 its way into the local pulpits    Dallas Ave. church of Christ,     Currently, most of the people                                           M
 with pastors twittering,          is new to social media but        on his Facebook page are                                              CO
 friending, posting and blog-      can see where the possibili-      members of his small south
 ging. Some see Facebook           ties are limitless. So far, he    Dallas congregation. He               find out how to win                 By Charlene Crowell         sumers from the types of
 and other social media sites      spends about one hour a           uses social media to share in-                                            Less than a year ago,       abusive, unfair lending
 as the new mission field          week managing his 90-friend       formation to members who
                                                                                                         a free Amtrak ticket at
                                                                                                                                           President Barack Obama          practices that sparked the
 while others look on with         Facebook page.                                                            facebook.com/                 signed into law the bipar-      current financial crisis.
 guarded optimism saying               “When I started, I                      See SociAl, Page 4         NorthdallasGazette               tisan Dodd-Frank Wall               Now, as the new
                                                                                                                                           Street Reform and Con-          agency prepares to begin
                                                                                                                                           sumer Protection Act. The       operating this July, some
    Ford says 2010 goal was exceeded for                                                                                                   Consumer Financial Pro-         on Capitol Hill are work-

  spending with minority, women businesses
                                                                                                                                           tection Bureau (CFPB), a        ing to undermine it. The
                                                                                                                                           cornerstone of this historic    House and Senate are con-
     Ford Motor Company                The increase from $2.7            In addition, Ford's tier-     commitment to develop-              law, was created to             sidering a variety of bills
 announced today that it           billion in 2009 reflects          one suppliers spent $1.29         ing and growing a diverse           streamline financial con-       that together would funda-
 exceeded its supplier di-         higher vehicle production         billion with tier-two mi-         supply base," said Tony             sumer protection regula-        mentally weaken the in-
 versity sourcing goals by         volumes, expanded sourc-          nority- and women-owned                                               tions and prevent financial     tegrity and independence
                                                                                                       Brown, group vice presi-
 purchasing $4.1 billion in        ing to existing suppliers         businesses in 2010, an in-                                            crises like the Great Re-       of the CFPB. These bills
                                                                                                       dent, Global Purchasing.
 goods and services from           and the addition of several       crease from $1.02 billion                                             cession from recurring.         would do the following:
                                                                                                       "These companies offer a            CFPB is a single new                • Allow bank regula-
 its tier-one minority- and        new      minority-     and        in 2009.                          wealth of innovation, and
 women-owned business              women-owned           busi-           "Ford Motor Company                                               agency whose sole pur-          tors the ability to veto the
 enterprises in 2010.              nesses.                           takes very seriously its                       See ford, Page 5       pose is to protect con-                  See ASSAult, Page 3



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People In The News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Op/Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Community News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Career Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                                                                              Deborah Owens                                       Delia Jasso                         Coquese Washington
Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-16
Sister Tarpley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15         See Page 2
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Deborah Owens                                                                                            ical they create a purse of
                                                                                                         their own. The journey to
                                                                                                                                           * What every women can
                                                                                                                                       do to break the patterns that
                                                                                                                                                                                             Your Way to Wealth. Owens is
                                                                                                                                                                                             a former Vice President at Fi-
     How did five women pay        featured along with the                                               financial freedom is a lot    sabotage financial success.                           delity Investments. She is a
off $30,000 in debt and jump-      Women of Purseistence, one                                            easier when someone you           * What women can do                               twenty-year veteran of the fi-
start their savings in less than   of the Purse Groups inspired                                          know and trust is taking      right now to find the money to                        nancial services industry and
a year? Their inspiring story is   by Owens' effort to teach                                             the trip with you. "          save and invest                                       a sought after speaker who
featured on a national news        women how to build wealth.                                                Owens would be de-            The Purse Groups are                              has spoken to more than
segment and told in the May            Learn how Deborah's 7                                             lighted to show your          tracked and supported by an                           100,000 people. Owens is on
issue of Essence Magazine.         Wealthy Habits, taken from                                            viewers how to form their     online community. Women                               a mission to help people of all
     Essence joins the growing     her latest book A Purse of                                            own Purse Group, and can      can log onto the http://apurse-                       incomes build wealth. Her Fi-
list of publications to profile    Your Own by Simon and                                                 discuss:                      ofyourown.com the Purse                               nancial Fitness column ap-
author and wealth coach Deb-       Schuster, are transforming                                                * Why African Amer-       Community website, share                              pears in Cents Magazine, an
orah Owens and her dynamic         women's lives as they form                                            ican women must trade in      their experiences on the road                         American Airlines publica-
campaign to empower one            Purse Groups and take control                                         their counterfeit purses      to financial freedom, and get                         tion. Owens has also been fea-
million women with financial       of their finances. "Purse                                             that have less than $2 in     smart money advice from                               tured on CNN, ABC, The
literacy.                          Groups of five to ten women     Owens. "Nine out of ten           net worth                         Owens.                                                Washington Post and Shape
     The Baltimore based           work because each step of the   women are going to be re-             * How they can use their          Deborah Owens is also                             Magazine. For more informa-
radio talk show host and           way these women are holding     sponsible for their own fi-       shopping prowess to fill up       the author of Confident In-                           tion visit www.debora-
sought after public speaker is     each other accountable," says   nances which is why it is crit-   their purses and build wealth     vesting and Nickel and Dime                           howens.com

Delia Jasso                             • Wanda R. Brice,
                                   chief executive officer
                                                                       Established in 1978 by
                                                                   the Women’s Center of Dal-
                                                                                                                                           chaired by Brenda Jack-
                                                                                                                                           son (’91 recipient),
                                                                                                                                                                                             Advisors and others. To
                                                                                                                                                                                             view list of all sponsor, visit
    The Women's Museum:            emeritus, The Women’s           las, the Maura pays tribute                                             ONCOR, and Kelli                                  w w w. t h e w o m e n s m u -
An Institute for the Future,       Museum: An Institute for        to those who have made                                                  Rod, TXU Energy. Pro-                             seum.org/maura.
announces the recipients of        the Future                      significant contributions to                                            ceeds will benefit the                                The Women’s Museum,
the 34st Annual Maura                   • Phyllis     Farragut,    improving the lives of                                                  mission      of      The                          in association with the
Women Helping Women                president & chief executive     women and girls in the Dal-                                             Women's Museum. Ta-                               Smithsonian Institution, is
Award. This year, the Mu-          officer, Admiral Communi-       las/Fort Worth area. This is                                            bles and individual tick-                         the nation’s only compre-
seum is proud to name              cations                         the fifth year the Museum is                                            ets available, call 214-                          hensive women’s history
seven recipients, out of                • Delia Jasso, Dallas      hosting the awards cere-                                                915-0872 for more in-                             museum that chronicles the
many amazing candidates,           City Council District 1         mony.                                                                   formation.                                        lives of American women
for their service for women             • Cathy        Moffitt,        ”We are proud to host                                                   Sponsors for the                              through interactive exhibits.
and girls in the community.        founder and president,          this meaningful award—                                                  evening event include:                            The Women's Museum is
    The 2011 Maura recipi-         Heartfelt International Min-    and the driven, talented                                                Al G. Hill, The Alinda                            supported, in part, by the
ents will join past recipients     istries, Inc.                   women who have earned it                                                Hill Wilkert Founda-                              City of Dallas Office of
and Museum supporters on                • Jan Pruitt, president    by supporting women and                                                 tion, Lyda Hill Founda-                           Cultural Affairs. Museum
Thursday, May 19, 2011, to         and chief executive officer,    girls throughout our local        time to reflect on the many       tion, Patti and Bill Alcorn,                          hours are Tuesday through
celebrate these special            North Texas Food Bank           community and internation-        ways we can all give back         AT&T, Henry's Daughter's                              Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
women and their accom-                  • Pat Vaughan, volun-      ally,” said Lyn Scott, COO,       to the mothers, sisters,          Development Co, LLC, JP-                              (closed Mondays). For
plishments for Dallas/Fort         teer philanthropist             The Women’s Museum.               daughters, friends, and           Morgan Chase, The Light-                              more information, please
Worth women and girls.                  • Alinda Wikert, chair-    “This is not only a chance        business colleagues we all        ner Sams Foundation, Inc.,                            visit www.thewomensmu-
The 2011 recipients include        man/president, The Alinda       for us to say thank you to        encounter every day.”             ONCOR, TXU Energy, Pa-                                seum.org
(bios below):                      Hill Wikert Foundation          this year’s recipients, it’s a       This year’s event is co-       tricia Vaughan, Wells Fargo

Coquese Washington                                                 the 2011 BCA National
                                                                   Convention and Expo, dur-
                                                                                                     UCLA for the past eight
                                                                                                     years, and has established a
                                                                                                                                       resulted in being named the
                                                                                                                                       “Florida Dairy Farmers
                                                                                                                                                                                             Coach of the Year in 2001,
                                                                                                                                                                                             2007, 2009 and 2010.
    The 2011 BCA Coach             sented to Mr. Dan Guerrero,     ing a luncheon event on Fri-      pattern of “image and sub-        Girls’ Track and Field
of the Year recipients are:        Athletic Director at UCLA.      day, May 27, 2011 at the          stance” that few in his pro-
Coach Shaka Smart, VCU             In addition, BCA will honor     historical and beautiful          fession can match. BCA is
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Coach as the Fritz Pollard
BCA Male Coach of the
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                                   High School Coach of the
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                                      lyn, N.Y. will both re-          Coach Coquese, in her         that continues to win. The           • Misdeamenor/Felonies ¥                            • Domestic Violence
                                      ceive the High School        fourth season coaching the        Varsity Boys Basketball
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                                                                                      problems of the terrible rate    of the solution to the prob-     ing, mobilizing, and in the      States as well as interna-
                                             TPA                                      of high school dropout rates     lems that confront the daily     institutional-building           tionally. Education Online
                                                                                      for Black American stu-          life circumstances of Black      process so necessary to          Services Corporation has
                                  Publisher’s Office:                                 dents across the United          people in America and            move our race and commu-         gain invaluable experience
               publisher@northdallasgazette.com                                       States. Of course, it is al-     throughout the world.            nity forward. The Southern       in helping Historically
                                                                                      ways important to focus on           Recently, there was a        Christian Leadership Con-        Black Colleges and Univer-
                                                                                      the most critical problems       related article in the Econo-    ference (SCLC) and the Na-       sities (HBCUs) enter suc-
                                  Sales Department:                                   that beset the quality of life   mist magazine that typi-         tional Association for the       cessfully onto the online
          opportunity@northdallasgazette.com                                          of the African American          cally described the problem      Advancement of Colored           degree program global mar-
                                                                                      community.         Certainly,    of the direct causative rela-    People (NAACP) along             ketplace. The Black Al-
                                 Editorial Department:                                there is no greater challenge    tionship between the high        with countless Black             liance for Educational Op-
                                                                                      than encouraging our young       rate of Black unemploy-          churches and other grass-        tions (BAEO) continues to
                     editor@northdallasgazette.com                                    sisters and brothers to stay     ment and the high rate of        roots organizations, includ-     lead the way to encourage
                                                                                      in school to complete their      Black high school dropouts.      ing organized labor, helped      Black parents and students
                                        Online:                                       high school education, and       Among African Americans,         to build and sustain a move-     to explore and select the
                                                                                      to prepare for their life ca-    70% of those who have            ment that irreversibly           best educational options
                        www.twitter.com/NDGEditor                                     reers by going on to finish      dropped out of high school       changed America for the          available today to give stu-
    www.facebook.com/NorthDallasGazette                                               college and graduate school      are also devastatingly un-       better.                          dents from our communi-
                                                                                      or to enroll in some type of     employed. But, the article           Now today in 2011, we        ties the best quality educa-
                                                                                      hands-on career training or      in the Economist offered no      must address today’s educa-      tion inclusive of consider-
                                       Website:                                       to start their own businesses    solutions. It painted, what      tional problems and chal-        ing charter schools and
                      www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                      that may require special en-     may appear to most of its        lenges with that same kind       other innovative educa-
                                                                                      trepreneurial internship and     readers, a hopeless situation    of fortitude, alternative in-    tional models that have
                                                                                      mentorship.                      for Black high school            stitutional-building, and re-    proven to be effective in
                                                                                           But, to just keep de-       dropouts.                        silience. The education of       2011.
                                       StAff                                          scribing and analyzing the
                                                                                      “problems” of Black Amer-
                                                                                                                           During my 50 years or
                                                                                                                       more in the Civil Rights
                                                                                                                                                        our children and young
                                                                                                                                                        adults, and in particular the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Thus, today through the
                                                                                                                                                                                         National Newspaper Pub-
          Chairman Emeritus                                 Editor                    ican high school dropouts        Movement, we were always         millions who have dropped        lishers Association, Amer-
             Jim Bochum                                  Ruth Ferguson                or pointing the fingers at       confronted with sometimes        out of high school during        ica’s Black Press, I am an-
             1933 – 2009                                                              the internal and external        life-threatening problems        the last 10 to 20 years, is of   nouncing a unique solution
                                                      Business Manager                forces or contradictions that    and challenges. But, we          paramount concern. Dur-          and my personal contribu-
         Published By                                   Lora Cormier                  plague the African Ameri-        never let fear or hopeless-      ing the last couple of years     tion to make this solution
Minority Opportunity News, Inc.                                                       can community will do very       ness determine our strate-       I have been blessed to work      available as an option for
                                                         Staff Writer                 little to change this situa-     gies for progress and suc-       directly with innovation in
                Production                                                            tion. It is not a hopeless       cess in the very face all        the educational system.                 See droPoutS, Page 6
            Sharon Jones-Scaife                         Tonya Whitaker

    Special Projects Manager
       edward Dewayne
                                                     Contributing Writer              ASSAULT, continued from Page 1
                                                        Jackie Hardy
                                                                                      legislation if banks com-        and other consumer advo-         lenders, doesn’t the public      ensuring that reforms re-
   “Preacher Boy” Gibson, Jr.
                                                                                      plain about cutting into fees    cates and allies are urging      deserve protection too?          main strong and meaning-
                                                        Theater Critic
              Religious/                                                              and other revenue sources.       Congress to reject the new           It was not that long ago     ful. The financial crisis has
                                                          Rick elina
          Marketing Editor                                                            These are the same offices       proposals. Recently, more        that the financial services      widened the racial wealth
        Shirley Demus Tarpley                                                         that failed to provide the       than 65 national and state       industry dedicated billions      gap and ongoing foreclo-
                                                                                      consumer protections in the      organizations together ad-       of dollars for efforts to deny   sures are hitting minority
                                                                                      past and could have averted      vised Congress that the          the nation financial reform –    communities the hardest.
                                                                                      the mortgage crisis;             bills, “ignore the lessons       more than any other indus-       According to CRL’s re-
   Advisory Board:                                  Advisory Board                        • Remove the agency’s        that have been learned about     try lobbying expenditures        search, over $350 billion in
         John Dudley                                 Committees:                      independent funding poten-       the regulatory failures that     over the past decade. That       wealth has been lost to
      Myrtle Hightower                                                                tially giving big bank lob-      triggered a housing and eco-     translates into $1.4 million a   African-American          and
                                                   Public Relations Planning
         Fred Moses
                                                     and Implementation
                                                                                      byists the ability to ham-       nomic crisis and caused ex-      day and includes 1,726 reg-      Latino communities.
        Annie Dickson
                                                     Cecil Starks, CHAIRPERSON
                                                                                      string the CFPB through the      traordinary pain for millions    istered federal lobbyists            Consumer protection
         Cecil Starks                                                                 annual Congressional ap-         of Americans.”                   paid to woo 100 U.S. Sena-       and bank safety should go
        Willie Wattley                             Business Growth Referral           propriations process;                It would be wise for         tors and 455 Members of          hand in hand. Restoring this
   Coty Rodriguez-Anderson                           John Dudley, CHAIRPERSON             • Replace the single,        Capitol Hill to heed these       Congress, according to the       balanced approach assures
        B. J. Williams                                                                accountable director as the      pro-consumer voices. Has         Center for Responsive Poli-      us a more safe and sound fi-
                                                 Program Policy Development
       Denise Upchurch                                                                head of the agency with a        Congress so soon forgotten       tics.                            nancial system, and with it a
                                                    Annie Dickson, CHAIRPERSON
      Barbara Simpkins,                                                               weaker five-person com-          the reasons CFPB was cre-            At best, the proposed        more sustainable economy.
          ADvISORY BOARD SeCReTARY
                                                       Quality Assurance              mission - where no one in-       ated? It was the absence of      bills are premature, as the          It’s time to allow the
                                                   Myrtle Hightower, CHAIRPERSON      dividual would be responsi-      consumer protections that        agency will not even come        CFPB to do its job.
                                                          Coty Rodriguez              ble for the agency’s deci-       led to millions of foreclo-      into existence until July            Charlene Crowell is the
   North Dallas Gazette assumes no responsibility for                                 sions; and                       sures and a public bailout of    2011. At worst, they are a       Center for Responsible
  unsolicited material and reserves the right to edit and                                 • Delay implementa-          the institutions that operated   brazen attempt to preserve       Lending’s communications
               make appropriate revisions.                                            tion of the Bureau when the      with ill-advised practices       privilege and profits for        manager for state policy
                         The North Dallas Gazette, formerly Minority                  nation has waited long           and only short-term profit       large lenders at the expense     and outreach. She can be
                         Opportunity News, was founded July, 1991,                    enough already!                  perspectives. After taxpayer     of everyday citizens.            reached at: Charlene.crow-
                           by Jim Bochum and Thurman R. Jones                             In response, the Center      dollars bailed out taxpayer          For communities of           ell@responsiblelending.org
                                                                                      for Responsible Lending          dollars bailed out these         color, the stakes are high in
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  Health                                                                                                                                                  www.NorthDallasGazette.com

                                                               Encouraging teens to wait
    By Ryanne Persinger           19 year old girls. Latinos ac-         In the Youth Risk Behav-          Between 1991 and 2004,               “It all factors in how       this challenging environment
    (NNPA) The statistics for     counted for 15.4, African          ior Survey taken by Char-         teen births in North Carolina       many of these teen mothers        that we live in does anyone
babies born to teenage moth-      Americans 7.7, and Whites          lotte-Mecklenburg schools,        cost taxpayers $5.2 billion.        will end up on Medicaid, the      really think it’s a good idea
ers is bleak.                     3.8, according to the North        59.9 percent of African           Nationally, it cost taxpayers       increased likelihood that they    for a 16-year-old or a 17-
    According to the Na-          Carolina State Center for                                                                                may end up incarcerated or        year-old to be mothers and
tional Campaign To Prevent        Health Statistics.                          National Campaign to Prevent Teen                            that the teen mom or child        fathers?”
Teen Pregnancy, a teen mom             Finley said pregnancy                      and Unplanned Pregnancy                                  could drop out of school.             Television shows like
has less than a two percent       prevention has to be a com-                   www.thenationalcampaign.org                                We, as community members,         MTV’s “Teen Mom,” and
chance of getting a college       munity effort, but starts with                                                                           pay for it,” Finley said. “It     “16 & Pregnant,” Albert said,
degree before age 30.             family.                                         Teen Health Connection                                   creates communities of peo-       present teenage pregnancy as
    Children born to teen              “It has to be something                  www.teenhealthconnection.org                               ple who are less likely to        a cautionary tale as opposed
mothers are more likely to be     that starts at home,” she said.                                                                          prosper, even if they want to     to a celebration.
abused or neglected, rely on      “Parents are the ones that                                                                               prosper.”                             “We commissioned a
                                                                              Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
public assistance and the par-    children listen to first and                                                                                  Bill Albert, chief pro-      public survey of teens last
ent is likely to struggle in      most often. Teenagers them-                   Campaign of North Carolina                                 gram officer at the NCPTUP,       year and asked them if these
adulthood, according to the       selves say they want to hear                       www.appcnc.org                                        said it’s important for differ-   shows glamorize teen preg-
Durham-based Adolescent           from their parents about                                                                                 ent sectors to get involved.      nancy,” Albert said. “It un-
Pregnancy Prevention Cam-         being able to make healthy                                                                                    “If people want a work       derscores the challenges of
paign of North Carolina.          decisions.”                        Americans students have en-       at least $9.1 billion a year, ac-   force that is ready to work       how hard it is to be a mother
    “Ten percent of all the            Preeti Matkins, medical       gaged in intercourse.             cording to the National Cam-        they have to invest and help      or father of an infant when
babies in Mecklenburg             director at Charlotte’s Teen           Finley, who has been in       paign to Prevent Teen and           keep an interest in them to       you are a teenager.”
County are born to someone        Health Connection, said 80         her profession for 16 years,      Unplanned Pregnancy, an or-         stay in school,” Albert says.         Most importantly, Albert
under the age of 20,” said        percent of parents told their      says some youth report trying     ganization which works to           “That will help bring down        says, having open dialogue
Elizabeth Finley, director of     children not to have sex, but      to become pregnant.               improve the well-being of           costs and bring in healthier      with teens about sex is a way
strategic communications of       only 20 percent of them                “If a young woman feels       children, youth, and families       babies.”                          to get through to them.
APPCNC. “That means that          counseled kids on how to use       like she’s not successful in      by preventing unplanned and              Meanwhile, Albert said           “I think we need to en-
one in 10 babies start off with   contraception.                     school, does not have a sense     teen pregnancy.                     strides have been made in the     courage teens to delay sexual
a serious disadvantage.”               “Parents should focus on      of goals or feels like her             In 2004 alone in N.C.:         crusade to lower teen preg-       activity,” Albert said. “We
    May is National Teen          what you would like them to        goals are unattainable or              • $54 million went to          nancy rates, which has de-        also have to understand the
Pregnancy          Prevention     do as opposed to what you          bleak she may not actively        public health care (Medic-          creased by 50 percent in the      teenagers who are getting
Month, a period devoted to        don’t want them to do and          prevent pregnancy,” Finley        aid);                               last two decades.                 pregnant are not using con-
focus attention on the causes     why,” said Matkins, the di-        said. “And, sometimes it’s             • $36 million for child             “We have had extraordi-      traception and we need to en-
and consequences of adoles-       rector of adolescent medicine      not uncommon for a parent to      welfare;                            narily progress over the last     courage those teens who are
cent pregnancy, as well as so-    at Levine’s Children’s Hospi-      be OK with their child having          • $61 million for incar-       two decades,” Albert said.        having sex to use contracep-
lutions to the problem.           tal. “Like what other options      a child.”                         ceration;                           “In this day and age and in       tion consistently.”
    Mecklenburg County’s          there are. What does it mean           When a teenager gives              • $105 million in lost rev-
teen pregnancy rate in 2009       to love someone? What does         birth, the whole community        enue due to decreased earn-
was 56.4 for every 1,000 15-      it mean to have a boyfriend?”      bears the cost.                   ings and spending.                           A Terrible Thing Happens
                                                                                                                                                   When You Don't Advertise......
SOCIAL, continued from Page 1                                                                                                                              Nothing!!!!
do not attend church regu-        Dallas agrees and says social           “It eliminates the per-          “She calls me every day,”
larly.                            media has improved the qual-       sonal touch or contact that       he said. “We still have to con-             North Dallas Gazette presents......
    “I hope this is another       ity of ministry and help move      has been so successful in         sider our older members in
way they can get a glimpse of     the church's objectives for-       reaching souls,” says Bishop      whatever we do.”                       "Advertising and Public Relations
                                  ward by enhancing communi-         Davis. “The ministry of evan-         One of the drawbacks to
God,” Williams adds.
    According to recent study     cation, connecting, and di-        gelism is personal touch and      a Facebook fan page is the in-               Campaign Package"
completed by LifeWay Re-          recting the call to action.        interaction, and has been the     ability to control the flow of
search nearly half (47 per-            “We use it to reaching all    auspices of what churches do      the conversation, according
                                                                                                                                               Design Specifically for Small Businesses
cent) of churches surveyed        of our members and sending         in the ministry of evangelism.    to Pastor Jones. If you allow
use social media and social       our review of bible study and      The personal touch is what        comments from all fans of the                               It's our "Gold Package"... that
networking as tools of en-        message from Sunday ser-           has made the difference in        page, you cannot filter who                                 will get those profits moving
gagement and interaction.         mon out. We also post              church grow.”                     can comment or be a part of                                 in the right directions!!!
Facebook is the most popular      events,” he said. The Temple            In addition, he says,        conversation. However if                                        • Enhanced Community
among all social media sites.     of Faith post sermon notes         church growth stats prove         deemed inappropriate page                                         relations and visibility
    Bishop DA Davis, of the       and other information on           that an existing relationship     administrators can delete of-                                   • Editorial Support (bio or
Intersection Church in DeS-       Facebook for members un-           creates a warm market. How-       fensive content.
oto also uses social media        available to attend Sunday         ever with social media that           Overall, pastors are en-
                                                                                                                                                                         article publish on your
tools: Facebook, Twitter and      service.                           personal contact is missing in    couraged by the opportunities                                     business)
YouTube. In addition, he uses          Pastor Jones says his         physical form but it still can    that Facebook, Twitter and                                      • 6 consecutive weekly
e-mails and teleconferencing      church did a feasibility study     reach a person a least indi-      other sites offer. They see so-                                   print ad insertions
to connect with his congrega-     and found that 70 percent of       rectly.                           cial media as a way to con-                                       (ad size:2c X 4" )
tion and others nationwide.       its members where either on             “The church counts on        nected with members amidst
    “We use social media to       internet, using social media       the direct approach,” Pastor      busy schedules and spread                           Cost/Investment?
broadcast seminars and work-      or had a smart phone.              Jones said.                       the gospel easy and effortless.
shops. This is a part of our           “We use it to keep people          Pastor Jones indicated his   An additional advantage is
                                                                                                                                                 Call our sales office today to find out.
strategy to attract others to     involved and to extend our         older members are often left      the fact it does take much                  We have Adverting packages for
our church. We hope that as       reach by creating a virtual fel-   out of the move to social         money or manpower to im-                    entrepreneurs starting as low as
they interact with us, they       lowship.”                          media. Some of their older        plement or use it these tools                        30.00 per week.
will be more inclined to come          While many churches           members are not technologi-           “People will go to your
and visit our church,” Bishop     have found ways to use Face-       cally literate. But he laughs     web site or Facebook page                        Call or email us today:
Davis shares.                     book, and Twitter as the vir-      about a 100 year-old member       before they enter your doors.
    Pastor Fred L. Jones of       tual missions’ field, some         that has seven numbers in her     Social media has changed the                          972-509-9049
Christian Chapel "Temple of       pastors say there are draw-        cell phone and his being one      way people look at church                  email: marketing@northdallasgazette.com
Faith" CME Church in north        backs.                             of them.                          business,” said Pastor Jones.
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  www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                                                                                                                           Community News

   Federal Grand Jury returns                                                                                  Urban League job fair
  multiple indictments in Plano                                                                     Last year, 3,000 people
                                                                                                participated in the Urban
                                                                                                League of Greater Dallas Job
                                                                                                                                        More than 50 companies
                                                                                                                                    including Enterprise, Magic
                                                                                                                                    Workforce, DART and
                                                                                                                                                                       dressed in business attire.
                                                                                                                                                                       Dress code will be strictly en-
                                                                                                                                                                       forced.
    A federal grand jury re-    years in federal prison. This   ICE/HSI and prosecuted by
                                                                                                Fair and Career Symposium           Adecco, representing high de-          Workshops will be held
turned multiple indictments     case is being investigated      Assistant U.S. Attorney         and 10 percent were hired in a      mand industries, will accept       on Wednesday, June 22 at the
this week charging individ-     by the DEA and prosecuted       James E. Peacock.               variety of jobs. Our efforts        resumes, applications and          Urban League of Greater Dal-
uals with separate federal      by Assistant U.S. Attorney          Ernesto Linares-Rami-       will work for you.                  conduct interviews. Positions      las, 4315 S. Lancaster Road
crimes in the Eastern Dis-      Maureen Smith.                  rez, 31, of Mexico, has been        On Thursday, June 23,           that are available include in-     on interviewing tips, internet
trict of Texas announced            Rodricus Rogers, 28, of     indicted for being an alien     2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30         formation technology, sales        job search, resume writing,
U.S. Attorney John M.           Dallas, has been indicted       unlawfully present in the       p.m., the Urban League is Re-       and marketing, banking, ac-        networking 101 and market-
Bales today.                    for possession of a firearm     United States after having      Employing Dallas and Fort           counting and finance, manu-        ing yourself in order to help
    Michael John Klein, 66,     during a drug trafficking       been deported. If convicted,    Worth at this year’s Job Fair       facturing, construction, cleri-    job applicants be better pre-
of Frisco, Texas, has been      crime and being a felon in      he faces up to 20 years in      and Career Symposium. The           cal, customer service, educa-      pared for the Job Fair.
                                                                                                event will be held at the Texas     tion and healthcare.                   For more information,
indicted for bank fraud. If     possession of a firearm. If     federal prison and deporta-
                                                                                                Discovery Gardens at Fair               Applicant must be 18           call the Urban League Em-
convicted, he faces up to 30    convicted, he faces up to 15    tion. This case is being in-    Park, 3601 Martin Luther            years or older, be well            ployment Department at (214)
years in federal prison. This   years in federal prison. This   vestigated by ICE/HSI and       King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas 75210.       groomed and professional and       915-4600.
case is being investigated      case is being investigated      prosecuted by Assistant
by the FBI and the IRS and
prosecuted by Assistant
                                by the DEA and prosecuted
                                by Assistant U.S. Attorney
                                                                U.S. Attorney Miriam E.
                                                                Rea.                                        Commuters Shift Gears
U.S. Attorney Richard J.        Maureen Smith.                      Raul Aaron Salcido-              With gasoline prices hov-      cars make it easy to roll bicy-    The T and North Texas Clean
Johnson.                            Cristoval Cervantes, 53,    Rubio, 26, of Mexico, has       ering near $4 per gallon in the     cles onto the train and feature    Air Coalition will welcome
    Felipe DeJesus Garcia,      of Irving, Texas, has been      been indicted for being an      Dallas-Fort Worth area, 39          more standing room, as well        bicyclists to the Fort Worth
29, of Rowlett, Texas; Ar-      indicted for being involved     alien unlawfully present in     percent higher than this time       as hooks made especially for       Intermodal Transportation
                                                                                                last year, North Texans have        stowing bicycles while riding.     Center where free bicycle in-
mando Valencia-Hernan-          in a money laundering con-      the United States after hav-                                                                           spections and refreshments
dez, 33, of Plano, Texas;       spiracy and for being an        ing been deported. If con-      one more reason pedaling                To get ready for Bike to       will be available. The Fort
and Vimal Patel, 27, of         alien unlawfully present in     victed, he faces up to 20       pays.                               Work Day, staff from DART,         Worth Police Bike Patrol,
Lewisville, Texas, have         the United States after hav-    years in federal prison and          National Bike to Work          The T, NCTCOG and the              MedStar Bicycle Response
been indicted for being in-     ing been deported. If con-      deportation. This case is       Week culminates May 20, and         North Texas Clean Air Coali-       Team and city, county and
volved in a conspiracy to       victed, he faces up to 20       being investigated by           North Texans will join others       tion will gather with bicyclists   business employees will be at
                                                                                                across the nation reaping the       and TRE riders at CentrePort       the event, which also includes
possess with intent to dis-     years in federal prison and     ICE/HSI and prosecuted by                                                                              a community-leaders news
tribute heroin. If convicted,   deportation. This case is       Assistant U.S. Attorney         financial, health and environ-      on Thursday morning begin-
                                                                                                mental benefits of bicycling to     ning at 6:30 a.m. REI will         briefing.
they each face up to 40         being investigated by           Richard J. Johnson.                                                                                        Bicycling burns calories
                                                                                                work. New trails and transit        provide commuter apprecia-         and saves fuel costs for indi-
                                                                                                options opened in the last year     tion coffee and donuts.
FOrD, continued from Page 1                                                                     benefit the region and bicy-
                                                                                                clists. Additionally, several re-
                                                                                                                                        On Bike to Work Day,                      See GEArS, Page 13

if we are to remain com-
petitive, it is imperative
                                nesses to empower com-
                                munities through eco-
                                                                viewing with minority-
                                                                and women-owned busi-
                                                                                                sources make it easy for North
                                                                                                Texans to get ready to ride                     Ex-offender
that we connect with the
best of the best. Not only
                                nomic development.
                                     "Our suppliers are of
                                                                nesses that will provide in-
                                                                ternships and mentoring to
                                                                                                and track the benefits.
                                                                                                     Information about trails                  discrimination
                                                                                                and potential routes is avail-
does this strengthen our        paramount importance to         more than 20 students this
                                                                                                able from NCTCOG at
supply network, it creates      our success as a company        summer.                         www.dfwmaps.com. Other
jobs and economic growth        and in serving our diverse          "This is an opportunity     online mapping websites also
for the communities that        customer base," said Carla      to match some of the best       offer bicycling and walking
we serve."                      Traci Preston, director,        and brightest high school       directions. North Texans can
    The $4.1 billion spent      Supplier Diversity Devel-       juniors and seniors thro-       combine transit and bicycling
in 2010 surpasses Ford's        opment. "At Ford, we are        ughout Metro Detroit with       to go even farther. Bicycles
annual goal of sourcing         strongly committed to           minority- and women-            are allowed on Dallas Area
more than 10 percent of its     maintaining qualified and       owned companies," said          Rapid Transit buses and
U.S. production and non-        certified minority - and        Preston. "These students        trains, the Trinity Railway Ex-
production business with        women-owned           busi-     represent the next genera-      press, Fort Worth Transporta-
                                                                                                tion Authority (The T) buses
diverse suppliers.              nesses."                        tion of diverse business
                                                                                                and Denton County Trans-
    Ford's Supplier Diver-           Developing the next        leaders who have the po-
                                                                                                portation Authority Com-
sity Development program        generation of diverse busi-     tential to significantly im-    muter Express buses. When
represents a commitment         ness leaders is an impor-       pact the future of our state,   the A-train service begins in
to providing a broad range      tant part of a healthy, di-     nation and the global           June, bicycle racks will be                               Judge Greg Mathis
of supplier opportunities       verse supplier network.         economy."                       available at each station as
and resources. Ford under-      As part of this week's                                          well as inside A-train vehi-              By Judge Greg Mathis         more than 65 million Amer-
stands the value of ensur-      Michigan Minority Pro-                                          cles. DART’s low-floor rail               When pundits discuss         icans with some sort of
                                                                                                                                      America's still too high un-     criminal past who have a
ing that its suppliers repre-   curement Conference at
                                                                                                                                      employment rate, they usu-       hard time finding work.
sent all segments of the        Cobo Conference Center
                                                                                                                                      ally tell stories of individu-       We need to talk about
business community, and         in Detroit, Ford and the                                                                              als with impressive work         this population more often
mirror those communities        Michigan Minority Sup-                                                                                histories and college de-        and come up with solutions
in which it does business.      plier Development Coun-                                                                               grees who are having a hard      to help them secure em-
Ford's Supplier Diversity       cil (MMSDC) are sponsor-                                                                              time finding a job after         ployment. The reality is that
Development Office wo-          ing the MMSDC Ford Di-                                                                                being downsized. Or, they        more and more people with
rks with business leaders,      versity Internship Pro-                                                                               relate tales of former manu-     criminal histories are trying
trade associations and          gram. More than 70 high                                                                               facturing employees lost in      to enter the work force but
community-based organi-         school juniors and seniors                                                                            our new, more tech-driven        failed background checks
zations that represent the      from schools throughout                                                                               economy. Rarely does any-
interests of diverse busi-      Metro Detroit are inter-                                                                              one share the plight of the        See diScrimiNAtioN, Page 6

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 Education                                                                                                                                           www.NorthDallasGazette.com

                                             Are Freedom rider seeds bearing fruit?
    By Julianne Malveaux          attack in Birmingham.              changed history.                  were middle-aged, making          unequal treatment in the           generation college students
    (NNPA) Fifty years ago        Someone attempted to burn              This month, there are         the Freedom Rides a testi-        criminal just-us system, a         do not enjoy the parental or
this month, the Freedom           or bomb the bus that trans-        many celebrations of the          mony to intergenerational         rancid economy, a crum-            community support that
Rides began. While the            ported Freedom Riders.             Freedom Riders, including         activism and advocacy.            bling infrastructure, a chal-      first generation college stu-
Supreme Court ruled that              As Freedom Riders be-          a celebration at the new          Are there many such exam-         lenged environment, and            dents enjoyed in the days
segregation in interstate         came injured or delayed,           Freedom Riders Museum             ples today? What will it          many other issues. Who             of Freedom Rides. Then,
commerce, including bus           often being denied hospi-          in Montgomery, Alabama,           take to galvanize people of       will challenge this status         college students were con-
terminals, was illegal, the       talization for extreme in-         and at a Freedom Riders           conscience in this country?       quo?                               sidered the proud fruit of
laws were not being en-           juries, others kept coming,        Reunion and Conference in         Many suggest that the mass            What are the fruits of         their communities. Now,
forced. Because the law           kept coming, kept coming.          Jackson,        Mississippi.      incarceration of African          the     Freedom      Rides?        many are indifferent, even
failed to act, people of con-     If they could get past Ala-        There will be time for rem-       Americans (see Michelle           Thanks to Freedom Riders,          hostile, to their achieve-
science, courage, and de-         bama and make it to Mis-           iniscing, reflecting, and re-     Alexander’s book, The             legal segregation crum-            ment. We can’t expect
termination acted instead.        sissippi, they were often          connecting. From honors           New Jim Crow) might gal-          bled. In November 1961,            young people to be Free-
    Resistance to desegre-        jailed in Jackson. Some            bestowed on Congressman           vanize people to act, but         months after the beatings          dom Riders unless we raise
gation was such that those        were sent to the notori-           John Lewis at the Joint           the unfortunate fact is that      in Anniston, Alabama, the          them as Freedom Riders.
who got on buses risked           ously brutal Parchman              Center for Political and          too many people are sim-          federal government began           But, we can’t raise them up
their lives. The Freedom          prison, where they were            Economic Studies Dinner           ply indifferent to the plight     to enforce a 1955 Interstate       as Freedom Riders unless
Riders, who were both             treated with notable inhu-         in Washington, D.C., ear-         of the incarcerated. Some         Commerce Commission                we are willing to challenge
African American and              manity. But, they kept rid-        lier this month, to an Oprah      suggest that budget cuts          Ruling, and a 1960                 the status quo for freedom
White, were arrested and          ing until the walls of segre-      show featuring the Free-          and economic despair              Supreme Court ruling.              ourselves.
attacked on the bus route.        gation came tumbling               dom Riders, to these cele-        might galvanize people,           One might argue that the               Our society changed
Anniston, Alabama was an          down.                              brations and reunions, the        but too many are celebrat-        sit-in movement and the            because of the Freedom
especially violent site of at-        Some of their names            contribution of the Free-         ing economic recovery, no         Freedom Rides led to the           Riders, and those Freedom
tack, where the local Klan        are household words. Con-          dom Riders will be recog-         matter how spotty or un-          March on Washington, the           Rides represent the possi-
and other residents, some         gressman John Lewis (D-            nized, honored, celebrated.       even, for there to be mass        Voting Rights Act, and             bility of social change.
still dressed in their            GA), Dianne Nash, James                It is notable that so         action around economic is-        other         revolutionary        When will we pick the fruit
church-going finest, were         Farmer, Ruby Doris Smith,          many of these Freedom             sues.     Fifty years ago,        changes in our society.            from the trees that our
allowed to beat Freedom           Hank Thomas, Stokely               Riders were quite young           Freedom Riders were de-               Why did we stop there?         beloved Freedom Riders
Fighters without police in-       Carmichael. Others are             when they got on buses to         termined to challenge the         And, where are today’s             planted?
terference.       The plan        less well known, but no            risk their lives. What will       status quo. Now the status        Freedom Riders? Today’s                Julianne Malveaux is
seemed to be that there           less impactful. Their sheer        young people risk their           quo includes unequal edu-         young people face as many          President of Bennett Col-
would be an initial attack        determination, and willing-        lives for these days? Many        cation, unequal treatment         internal as external chal-         lege for Women in Greens-
in Anniston, and a second         ness to sacrifice, literally       of the Freedom Riders             in the labor market, and          lenges. Too many first             boro, North Carolina.


                          Juneteenth baskeball game                                                                                      DISCrIMINATION,
    Glam’r House (Guys &          2:00 p.m. and tip-off is at 3:00   tertainment which includes an     Lonzella Green, said. “I am       continued from Page 5
Girls Learning Academic &         p.m.                               entertaining half-time show.      thrilled that K104 was able to
Moral Responsibility) and             Glam‘r House and K104               Proceeds will be donated     join us in helping make this      keep thousands of people           applied for.
K104 FM announced plans to        will all come together in sup-     to Glam'r House’s First Span-     event a success”!                 from getting hired, some for            We need more than
host a Charity Basketball         port of the charity organization   ish Literacy Program to offer          All tickets for this event   offenses that are decades old      EEOC guidelines. There has
Game on Saturday, June 18.        by promoting quality mentor-       free Spanish classes to youth     will be $7.00 general admis-      and as minor as disorderly         to be a conscious effort by the
The event will be held at Cedar   ing programs and opportunities     between the ages 8 and up.        sion.                             conduct, drinking and having       business community to weed
Valley Community College,         for at risk youth. This exciting         “Being able to contribute        To purchase tickets, call    too much fun in the street         out practices that discriminate
3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lan-         hoops event for charity boasts     to the community is very im-      the Glam’r House office at        with friends. Some of those        against ex-offenders. Most
caster, Texas, doors open at      fun and affordable family en-      portant to me,” Founder,          (214) 394-3994.                   being denied work have never       accept that some with a crim-
                                                                                                                                         been convicted of a crime,         inal past will not be able to
DrOPOUTS, continued from Page 3                                                                                                          only arrested.
                                                                                                                                             Every year, more than
                                                                                                                                                                            work in certain sectors; for
                                                                                                                                                                            example, a child predator
those who may have                cess to a high quality col-                                                                            700,000 people are released        cannot work with children.
dropped out of high school,       lege education. We will an-                                                                            from state and federal pris-       But there are countless other
for whatever reason, to be        nounce the name of this                                                                                ons: they all need to find         positions this individual can
able to return to high school     special and focused online                                                                             work so that they may sup-         hold that won't present a dan-
and to complete their high        high school in the very near                                                                           port themselves and their          ger to society. Employers also
school education online and       future. But, I wanted to let                                                                           families, contribute to their      need to understand that, just
receive an accredited high        our readers know now that                                                                              communities and to ensure          because someone committed
school diploma together           we are serious about pro-                                                                              poverty, frustration and des-      a crime once does not mean
with career training, job         viding and participating in                                                                            peration don't force them to       they'll do it again. In fact, re-
placement, and college en-        the “solution” process con-                                                                            return to a life of crime. There   search shows that the farther
trance incentives built into      cerning this issue. We are                                                                             are no federal laws that pro-      back the crime occurred, the
this “High School Re-en-          serious about institutional                                                                            tect individuals with a crimi-     less likely the offender will be
gagement Program.” That’s         building and capacity-                                                                                 nal past from being discrimi-      to repeat that mistake.
right, I am going establish       building for the future. Ed-
                                                                                                                                         nated against by employers.             Current hiring practices
and run a national online         ucation is the key to libera-
                                                                                                                                         The Equal Employment Op-           are locking millions out of the
high school expressly to re-      tion and economic empow-
                                                                                                                                         portunity Commission, how-         work force. This discrimina-
claim, redeem, and encour-        erment.
age the re-engagement of               Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis                                                                            ever, does suggest that em-        tion not only hurts the indi-
Blacks and Latinos, in par-       Jr. is Senior Advisor to the                                                                           ployers take in account the        viduals in question, it dam-
ticular, back to high school      Black Alliance for educa-                                                                              severity of the offense, the       ages America's long-term
with the mission of high          tional Options (BAeO) and                                                                              amount of time that has            economic health. We're losing
school completion together        President of education On-                                                                             passed since the crime was         millions of workers and need
with career training, job         line Services Corporation.                                                                             committed and how the crime        to help keep our country
placement, and a direct ac-                                                                                                              relates to the position being      moving forward.

6 | May 19 - 25, 2011 | North Dallas Gazette
  Arts & Entertainment
  www.NorthDallasGazette.com                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community Spotlight

                                      Football stars come out for grand opening




                Steve Lossing, Scott West                                     Bobbi Lewis, Megan Flowers, Abigail Klein,                                                                       Sam Perkins, Tony Casillas, Charles Haley, Abigail Klein,
                                                                                 Kourtney Ketterhagen, Leslie Ezelle                                                                        Bradie James, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Chad Hennings, Scott West
    The Foundry Big &          Jones, Chad Hennings,                                                                                                                                       end options for large men, ry Ellis®, Timberland®,
Tall Supply Co., a concept     Tony Casillas and Charles                                                                                                                                   but will cater specifically and more, the microbrew-
featuring       fashionable    Haley - all donning mer-                                                                                                                                    to the big & tall guy by ery-like setting will allow
clothes for big & tall men,    chandise available at The                                                                                                                                   featuring a shopping set- men to relax in their own
kicked off their grand         Foundry Big & Tall Sup-                                                                                                                                     ting inclusive of flat screen element while shopping
opening weekend with a         ply Co. The night was em-                                                                                                                                   TVs, an oversized poker for fashionable clothes that
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          Ongoing                 successful small business. 1st    rusty.dean@verizon.net.           products and services in front   month's event will be held at    Prestonwood Baptist Church,
 Collin County Black              Thursday of each month at         Complimentary refreshments        of the potential attendees. It   the Mayor's Office, 200          6801 West Park Blvd, Plano.
 Chamber of Commerce,             Christian Chapel Temple of        will be available. Adults only.   will demonstrate a stunning      North Fifth Street. Info: 972-   Info: 972-820-5000, preston-
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 at 6:30pm. Call 469-424-                                           merce 2nd Annual Business         fits, shoes, bags, cosmetics,                                                June 4
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                                                                                                                                       Comedian Sinbad will per-        Services presents Creekfest
 cation.                          started the right way. Ses-       Dr., Garland, TX 75040            stuff and many other lifestyle
                                                                                                                                       form at Centerstage at           from 3 to 9 p.m. at the DeS-
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                                                                    2011 Business to Business                                                                           ant Run Road in DeSoto. 5
 ered Women meet monthly          Fund for details 214-942-                                           beauty studio, cooking the-      $75. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                    Expo will be held from noon                                                                         Second Rule will perform at
 for lunch or dinner and a fun,   6698.                                                               atre, entertainment stage,       Show starts at 8 p.m. www.
                                                                    - 3:00 p.m. at the Garland                                                                          4 p.m., Sons of God at 5:30
 informative seminar on vari-                                                                         tasting lounge, hair makeover    choctawcasinos.com
                                                                    Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                p.m., Lil Cane at 5 p.m., Joe
 ous financial topics. Info:                                                                          stage, martini bar & nail bar,
                                  Oak Cliff Cultural Center,                                                                                                            King at 6:45 p.m. and Ha-
 469-942-0809 or meeetup.                                                                             fashion show, beauty lounge
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                                  Dallas, offers Tango classes                                                                         show to Granada Theatre,         www.ci.desoto.tx.us
                                                                    with District 3 residents in a    stage.     http://www.dallas-
                                  every Wed-nesday from 7:30        Plano           Neighborhood      womensexpo.com                   3524 Greenville Ave. in Dal-
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 at 4907 Spring Avenue, Dal-      person or $15 per couple per      7 to 9 p.m. at the Plano Sports                                    and older admitted. Tickets      Home Buying Expo from 9
 las, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.;      class. www.tangocanyen-                                                   May 21 - July 23           are $20. 214-824-9933.
                                                                    Authority StarCenter, 6500                                                                          a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Friend-
 3rd Friday of the month          guedallas.com                                                       Market Cooking Demon-
                                                                    Preston Meadow. The meet-                                                                           ship West Baptist Church,
 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for                                                                         strations at Dallas Farmer’s
                                                                    ing is focused on District 3;                                      Culinary demo with wine          2020 West Wheatland Road,
 those interested in starting                                                                         Market 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
                                  The Art Centre Theatre,           however, all Plano residents                                       pairing at Cityfest Arts         Dallas. Info: 214- 819 6060
 your own business, it is a       5220 Village Creek Drive in       are welcome to participate.                                        hosted by Regional Execu-        or email HLCC@dallas-
 Brown Bag Lunch with Free        Plano, will hold auditions for                                             May 21 – 22               tive Chef David F. Holben of     county.org for more informa-
 Parking                          its summer productions.                                             My Chemical Romance is           Del Frisco’s Double Eagle        tion.
                                                                              May 20
                                  Seussical on May 7 and May                                          playing at the House of          Steak House serving Barbe-
                                                                    UTD Spring Lecture Series:
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                                                                    “Helping Adolescents Use
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                                                                    Electronic Co-mmunication                                                                           Urban League of Greater
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                                                                    for Good” Dr. Marion Un-                                                                            Dallas 2011 Women’s
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                                                                           May 20-May 21              cient Lands: An American                                          with National HIV Testing
                                  mer dances for young chil-
                                                                                                      Quilt,     SMU’s      Perkins                                     Day, will be held at South-
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 work (NBWEN) Learning                                              Handsome Woman Retreat
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 Over Lunch Series: 4th Sat-                  May 18                starring Kim Wayans as part
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                                  will be making its stop at                                                                           this celebratory dinner will
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                                  YITC: Annette Strauss Artist                                                                         feature a variety of Chef
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                                  Square at 5:00 p.m. to rock                                                                          Keith “Buttons” Hicks bar-
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                                  yoga and wellness commu-                                            McKinney ISD and the Care        smoked brisket, smoked
                                                                                                                                                                        Texas Discovery Gardens at
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                                                                                May 21                                                                                  Fair Park, 3601 Martin
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                                Congressional Black Caucus
                                celebrates 40th anniversary
    By Ofield Dukes             Diggs,” how Diggs began         tions firm out of the                                                                                      sum of money at
    (NNPA) This year marks      organizing the CBC by es-       National Press build-                                                                                      that time. But at
the 40th anniversary of the     tablishing a Democratic Se-     ing when Rep. Diggs                                                                                        the dinner, there
Congressional Black Caucus      lect Committee in l969. She     called me out of great                                                                                     was an over-
(CBC).                          quoted Rep. Diggs as say-       concern for White                                                                                          whelming crowd.
    The contributions of        ing: “They did not call me.     and even Black per-                                                                                        The hotel ball-
CBC members in ushering a       I am the one who called         ceptions associating                                                                                       room had a capac-
new era of Black political      them. I am the guy that         the newly formed                                                                                           ity of 2, 400, 10
empowerment are enor-           called the meetings.”           Congressional Black                                                                                        persons at 24 ta-
mous. Unfortunately, these          Added Diggs, according      Caucus with the                                                                                            bles. However,
history-making legislative      to Ms. DuBose, “I deliber-      Black power move-                                                                                          there were 2,800
accomplishments of Black        ately did not come in there     ment.                                                                                                      excited     people
members of the U.S. Con-        Pharaoh-style. I wanted              Diggs and I dis-                                                                                      squeezed into the
gress are not as well known     things to come up through       cussed a strategy of                                                                                       ballroom, a stand-
by their constituents and the   the group to set the pattern    my firm convening a                                                                                        ing room only
new generation of young         about what they wanted to       press conference at                                                                                        crowd.
Black Americans as they         do.”                            the National Press                                                                                             We had an
should be.                          In addition to a climate    Club to clarify the                                                                                        anxious moment
    So, in a classic contem-    of White House hostility, in    objectives of the                                                                                          at the hotel when
porary alliance between         the civil rights movement,      CBC. At the press                                                                                          the fire marshal
Black politicians and Black     there emerged a militant        conference,       CBC                                                                                      threatened to do
publishers, Danny Bakewell,     Black power movement led        members Rep. Louis                                                                                         something about
the chairman of the National    by Stokely Carmichael and       Stokes and Rep.                                                                                            the unsafely of
Newspaper Publishers Asso-      H. Rapp Brown. They both        Williams Clay elo-                                                                                         such an overflow
ciation (NNPA), has invited     advocated meeting White         quently explained the                                                                                      crowd. That could
present and former CBC          with Black violence, con-       political objectives of                                                                                    have led to a riot
members to submit com-          trary to the non-violent ap-    the Black Caucus and                                                                                       and a public rela-
mentaries that will appear in   proach of Dr. Martin Luther     the planned first din- Actor, orator Ossie Davis (center) gave an electrifying speech at the founding tions disaster.
local NNPA newspapers           King, Jr.                       ner that June.           dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus on June 18, 1971. Bill Cosby (left)          The dinner, it-
about the challenges they           There was also fear and          A White syndi- also participated in the dinner that attracted a record crowd. This year marks self, was a huge
faced across America, and       anxiety in the White com-       cated columnist had the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Black Caucus.                                success, with en-
especially in the U.S. Con-     munity in linking such a rad-   written that the CBC                                                                                       tertainment       by
gress, in responding to leg-    ical effort by Black members    dinner in June could             Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D- lease on the CBC dinner, I                     singers     Nancy
islative and societal issues    in the U.S. Congress with       be raising funds in support MI) although Rep. Shirley wrote: “Funds from the Wilson and Billy Eckstein,
relevant to African Ameri-      the Black power movement.       of a CBC member planning Chisholm (D-NY) actually $100 per plate banquet will humor by Dick Gregory and
cans.                                                                                                                         be used by the Caucus to fi- Bill Cosby, and an electrify-
    I had the privileged of                                                                                                   nance a permanent, inde- ing speech by actor/orator
assisting in organizing and                                                                                                   pendent staff to conduct in- Ossie Davis.
coordinating public relations                                                                                                 depth analysis of issues and         Davis told the audience
for the first CBC dinner,                                                                                                     polices relevant to Black and that “It’s not the man; it’s the
held on June 18, 1971.                                                                                                        poor America.”                   plan; it’s not the rap; It’s the
    Rep. Charles Diggs, Jr.                                                                                                       The news release contin- map.
(D-MI) as the senior Black                                                                                                    ued, “In a formal statement,         Davis went on to say,
member of Congress, began                                                                                                     the Caucus said, ‘Rumors, “At the time when Dr. King
a deliberate process of or-                                                                                                   news reports, editorials and died in l958, he was in the
ganizing the CBC.                                                                                                             other media statements are process of organizing his
    Having a prior friend-                                                                                                    appearing frequently, imply- forces and calling upon his
ship with Rep. Diggs, a De-                                                                                                   ing sponsorship of the din- people to come one more
mocrat who was a popular                                                                                                      ner is related to secret plans time to Washington, D.C.
Detroit funeral home direc-                                                                                                   in support of a black mem- And, I have a feeling that
tor, I was aware of his con-                                                                                                  ber of Congress for the pres- had he come that time he
cern that President Richard                                                                                                   idency in the l972 elections. would not have said, ‘I have
Milhous Nixon might try to                                                                                                    The Congressional Black a dream.’ He would have
dismantle the historic civil                                                                                                  Caucus categorically denies said, ‘I have a plan.” And, I
rights legislation and Great                                                                                                  that any money raised by us feel that that plan that he
Society programs passed         Thirteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus were the original founders of the or- at this affair will go to sup- might have made a differ-
under the courageous leader-    ganization in 1971. The CBC has now grown to 42 members as the CBC celebrates its 40th port one black or white, De- ence.”
ship of President Lyndon        anniversary. The 13 founding members in the photo are (front row, from left) are Rep. Robert mocrat, Republican, 3rd               Ossie Davis’ profound
Baines Jonson. Diggs also       N.C. Nix, of Pennsylvania; founding CBC Chairman Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Jr., of Michi- party or 4th party who is a remarks that inspired the
took umbrage that President     gan, Rep. Shirley Chisholm, of New York, and Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins, of California.         candidate for the presi- founding 13 members of the
Nixon refused to meet with                                                                                                    dency.”                          Congressional Black Caucus
the 13 Blacks that were in      Standing are (from left to right) are Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, of Maryland, Rep. Charles B.       In my firm’s handling and the thousands who at-
                                Rangel, of New York, Rep. William L. Clay, of Missouri, Rep. Ronald v. Dellums, of Califor-
the Congress at that time.      nia, Rep. George W. Collins, of Illinois, Rep. Louis Stokes, of Ohio, Rep. Ralph H. Metcalfe, the public relations for the tuned that first dinner 40
    Ms. Carolyn P. DuBose,      of Illinois, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., of Michigan, and Rep. Walter Fauntroy, Non-voting Del- first dinner, there was con- years ago are as relevant
a former press secretary to     egate of the District of Columbia.                                                            cern about people coming to today. And, so is the work of
Rep. Diggs, described in her                                                                                                  the nation’s capital paying as the Congressional Black
well-researched book, “The          I was in the second year to run for president. The ran for president in l972.             much as $100 to attend a Caucus.
Untold Story of Charles         of operating my public rela- suggested candidate was                  In my initial news re- dinner. That was quite a
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               Gazette Gossip: Keys comes clean about being
                    a home wrecker … four years later
    By Tonya Whitaker            when she and Beatz hooked          has take so long to com-         back of her mind: “Once a                                      cause some people thought
    NDG Staff Writer             up. “We didn't start seeing        ment. Boo-hoo, she was           dog, always a dog” and                                         the photo invited stalkers,
    Now that singer Alicia       each other until months            hurt was by the words of         “what comes around goes                                        especially since Patenema
Keys and her hubby Swizz         after they had separated,”         others. You were getting         around.”                                                       Ouedraogo attempted to
Beatz are happily nestled in     she said. “I was aware of all      your groove on with a mar-                                                                      find out where she was lo-
their nuptials, Keys has de-     the false things that were         ried man. Of course, people          Did Serena go too far?                                     cated by following her
cided to speak out about the     being said about me; it def-       would talk. Don’t forget             On May 4, a 40-year-                                       tweets. If there is a de-
accusations that she was         initely hurt.” I don’t care        Beatz had a baby with            old Florida man was ar-                                        ranged idiot like Patty O
home wrecker who lured           what sob story she is at-          British singer Jahna Sebast-     rested for stalking tennis                                     following her, he has the
Beatz from his then-wife         tempting to tell, Beatz was        ian while he was married to      star Serena Williams. Last                                     problem. If a person wants
Mashonda Tifrere. In an          a married man. Separation          Tifrere. He cheated on           Friday, Williams found her-                                    to stalk someone, it doesn’t
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                                 Mastering Cash Flow Management Part I
    In the world of business,    timate their expenses and        managing cash flow means         problems, watch out for and     will enable you to predict         ever, a sales forecast is still
cash is king. You can have       won’t see a cash shortage        being able to answer “yes”       heed early warning signals      your company’s ability to          an important step in attempt-
the best product on the mar-     coming and end up running        to the question, “do I have      like account balances that      take in more cash than it          ing to predict major cash
ket, but if you run out of       out of money.”                   enough cash in my bank ac-       continue to be lower than an-   pays out,” says Lauter. “It        flow problems. You should
cash, it doesn’t matter. Poor        Cash flow is the move-       count to cover my ex-            ticipated for long periods of   can also predict cash flow         also take into consideration
cash flow is one of the pri-     ment of money within a           penses?”                         time, sales slowing down,       gaps so that you can take          projections of cash inflows
mary reasons businesses fail.    business, both expenditures          Lauter offers four tips to   payments to suppliers being     steps to close, or at least nar-   and outflows. Does your
    “Companies sometimes         and income. The lag be-          make sure your business          continually delayed and         row these gaps.”                   business accept cash sales
aren’t realistic when it         tween the two is the prob-       cash flow management stays       plans for growth that keep          There are items to con-        only or does it extend credit?
comes to predicting their in-    lem. Cash flow manage-           on track.                        being put off. All of these     sider when thinking of a           Think of the cost of goods,
come and expenses,” says         ment, delaying outlays of            Watch for warning sig-       problems should be consid-      cash flow budget. One is           expenses, major purchases
Glenn Lauter, Senior Vice        cash as long as possible         nals. It’s easy to get wrapped   ered warning signs and          your sales forecast. Any           and any debt payment to
President of Business Bank-      while encouraging anyone         up in day-to-day operations      should be addressed imme-       forecast will face some un-        help predict your outflow as
ing with Comerica Bank.          who owes you money to pay        and overlook indications of      diately.                        certainty due to a difficult       well. All of these will end up
“Businesses will overesti-       it as quickly as possible, is    upcoming cash flow short             Establish a cash flow       economy, inflation and com-        affecting your cash flow in
mate their income, underes-      the solution. Successfully       falls. To avoid cash flow        budget. “A cash flow budget     petitive influences. How-          the long run.


Dallas to receive $15 million grant for the planning of high speed rail
    Congresswoman John-          ton.                                                                                              for the American Recovery          how high speed rail could
son applauds the Depart-             “Dallas-Fort Worth and                                                                        and Reinvestment Act that          serve the citizens of Texas
ment of Transportation for       Houston are two of the                                                                            made this grant possible. ”        and specifically the citi-
their intention to award         largest metropolitan areas                                                                            “As the nation's fastest       zens of North Texas.”
$15 million in American          in the country,” said Con-                                                                        growing region it is essen-            The funds are part of a
Recovery and Reinvest-           gresswoman Johnson. “I                                                                            tial our residents have            $2 billion ARRA grant that
ment Act (ARRA or "stim-         am very proud that Texas                                                                          transportation choices,”           includes $423 million that
ulus") funding for the pre-      will receive $15 million in                                                                       said Dallas Area Rapid             newly elected Republican
liminary engineering and         order to plan and design                                                                          Transit (DART) President           Gov. Rick Scott of Florida
project-level environmen-        this important high-speed                                                                         and Executive Officer,             rejected. The funding will
tal analysis of a high-speed     passenger rail project to                                                                         Gary Thomas. “We are               come from the Federal
rail route from the Dallas-      connect these great cities.                                                                       pleased to have the oppor-         Railroad Administration.
Fort Worth Area to Hous-         I’m proud to have voted             DART light rail in Dallas, Texas, photo by edgebrook          tunity to further explore


  Urban Jobs Act – A
Powerful Weapon in the
War on Unemployment
    By Marc H. Morial            the criminal justice system.
    (NNPA) “Now that I               The Labor Department’s
have my second chance, I’m       April jobs report confirms
taking it to the max, taking
advantage of it to the
fullest.” Ida DeLeon, 21-
                                 the urgent need for this leg-
                                 islation. While overall un-
                                 employment is back up to 9
                                                                     Hiring at various locations
year-old participant in the      percent, African American
Urban League of Roch-            unemployment has now
ester’s Job Training Program     risen to 16.1 percent. Even
    Last week, U.S. Senator      more disturbing, African
Kirsten Gillibrand, of New       American youth unemploy-
York, enlisted in the war on     ment has now climbed to
urban unemployment with          41.6 percent, the highest rate
the introduction of the Urban    of any group in the nation.
Jobs Act. Gillibrand’s Urban     In many urban communities,
Jobs Act is the Senate ver-      roughly one-third of minor-
sion of House Bill, H.R. 683,    ity youth are unemployed.
which was introduced earlier     For several years now, the
this year by New York Rep-       National Urban League has
resentative Edolphus Towns.      been leading the call for tar-
Both bills would provide         geted action to address the
federal grant funding to the     urban jobs crisis. Our 12-
National Urban League and        point Jobs Rebuild America
other non-profit groups to       plan lays out specific strate-
offer job training, education,   gies to achieve that goal.
and other support services       But Washington has been
for urban youth. The legis-      largely silent, until now.
lation will especially target        Upon introducing the
those who have dropped out       legislation, Senator Gilli-
of high school or who have       brand said, “Supporting edu-
had some involvement with                    See JoBS, Page 12
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                               McKinney City Council lays out goals, vision
                                                                        Economic development tops the list
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regular meeting last night.        is an unparalleled place to            1. Quality development         for an aquatics center, ad-             Council can play a big part in            pieces we have in place, we
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   Dallas, TX 75232.                                                                       at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable,                      Small Community Newspaper
           No phone calls please.                                                          bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10
                                                                                           days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalifi-                            looking for a partime
                                                                                           cation materials may be requested from the State Office listed below.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 student graphic artist.
      KHVN/Mortenson Broadcasting is                                                       Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT's website at
                                                                                           www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the                                Prefer student (intern) that's
       an equal opportunity employer.                                                      contractor.
                                                                                           NPO: 36524
                                                                                                                                                                                            available on a per project basis.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Must have knowledge of
    TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                                                                                   State Office
      NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS                                                                      Constr./Maint. Division                                                   Quark and Indesign software.
   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS                                                        200 E. Riverside Dr. | Austin, Texas 78704
                                                                                                                    Phone: 512-416-2540
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Work will be done
   Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by
   TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.                                                                                                                                    at company office.
                                                                                                                    Dist/Div Office(s)
         CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING                                                                Fort Worth District | District Engineer                                              Must be professional and
                          FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)
                                                                                                     2501 Southwest LP820 | Ft. Worth, Texas 76133
                                                                                                                 Phone: 817-370-6500
                                                                                                                                                                                             dependable. Fax resumes to:
                ---------------------------------------------------------
                    Dist/Div: Fort Worth                                                                                                                                                      972-509-9058, or email to:
                                                                                           Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will
  Contract 0902-48-505 for REPLACE BRIDGE AND AP-
                                                                                           be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discrimi-                               trj1909@tx.rr.com
 PROACHES in TARRANT County will be opened on June
  08, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office. All prospective                                 nated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.
 bidders are required to attend the pre-bid conference for
   Contract 0902-48-505 to be held on June 01, 2011 at
   10:00 am at the FT WORTH DISTRICT REGIONAL
  TRAINING CENTER, 2501 SOUTH WEST LOOP 820,
                                                                                                  INVITATION TO BID
               FORTH WORTH, TX 76133.                                                                        EAGLE CONTRACTING L.P.;
          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------     an Equal Opportunity Employer, is soliciting Minority Owned
 Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding                   and Women Owned Business Enterprises for Subcontract and
 proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor's list,                         Material Supply Bids for the following project:
 at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below. If applicable,
 bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10                                           Trinity River Authority of Texas
 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalifi-
 cation materials may be requested from the State Office listed below.                                   Central Regional Wastewater System
 Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT's website at                              Phase II Plant Rehabilitation, Replacement, and Corrosion
 www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the                                                  Remediation Project
 contractor.
                                                                                                                    TRA Contract No.: 09-21
                                                                                                               Contract 1 & 2 Plant Rehabilitation
 NPO: 36599

                               State Office                                                                     Wednesday, June 1, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.
                         Constr./Maint. Division
               200 E. Riverside Dr. | Austin, Texas 78704                                                                      Contact:
                          Phone: 512-416-2540                                                                               Jimmy Smith
                                                                                                                   j.smith@eagelcontractinglp.com
                          Dist/Div Office(s)                                                                                     -or-
                Fort Worth District | District Engineer                                                                    Dave Mullenix
           2501 Southwest LP820 | Ft. Worth, Texas 76133                                                         d.mullenix@eagelcontractinglp.com
                       Phone: 817-370-6500                                                                               Metro: 817-379-1897
                                                                                                                       Fax Metro: 817-379-0610
 Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will                                                        Mail to:
 be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discrimi-                                              Eagle Contracting L.P.
 nated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.                                             P.O. Box 1600, Keller, TX 76244

                                                                                                                                                                                                May 19 - 25, 2011 | North Dallas Gazette | 13
 Church Happenings                                                                                                                                        www.NorthDallasGazette.com
  AVENUE F CHURCH                 friends on this 5th Sunday.        speaking is Minister Kelvin        to get spiritually dressed in the   kickoff. It is designed for boys   Week Service as we praise and
 OF CHRIST IN PLANO                                                  Sharpe, Ennis, TX                  Whole Armor of God for spir-        and girls ages 7-16. The goal      worship God for His blessings.
                                         June 18, 10 a.m.              Bishop G. D. Crawford,           itual combat against the            is to provide age appropriate         Dr. Isaiah Joshua, Jr.
       May 21, 8 a.m.             All young ladies are invited to               Pastor                  enemy of souls.                     education enrichment opportu-             Senior Pastor
You’re welcome to our Men’s       our 1st Annual “I Am Roy-                  469-254-5366                                                   nities, spiritual learning expe-        920 E. 14th Street
Prayer Breakfast & Worship        alty” Teen Girl’s Conference         ____________________                     May 21, 3 p.m.              riences and recreation activi-          Plano, TX 75074
Training at the church. See       for ages 13-19 at the Old Fire                                        Men and women 18+ years             ties. Call the church for de-             972-423-6695
Bro. Batts or call 469-348-       Station in Allen for fellowship,        FIRST BAPTIST                 join us at our Book Club            tails.                                 www.smbcplano.org
3312 for details.                 information and fun. Call Sis.           CHURCH OF                    Meeting at Bachman Lake                   Dr. Robert Price, Sr.          ____________________
                                  Cissi Morgan at 214-228-7291           HAMILTON PARK                  Branch Library, 9480 Webb                    Senior Pastor
     May 29, 10:45 a.m.           for details.                             “First Church”               Chapel Road, Dallas, Texas.              9550 Shepherd Road                THE NEW LIGHT
Take charge of your life and                                                                            We are discussing The Shade                Dallas, TX 75243                   CHURCH
your health, come for our Wor-          June 18, 6 p.m.                 Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.           of My Own Tree by Sheila                     214-341-6459
ship Services and stay for our    You’re invited to our father       Let your children join us for      Williams. Call the church for                www.nmzb.or               You’re invited to worship with
FREE Blood Pressure Clinic.       and daughter dance with food,      fun, fellowship and Bible          details.                              _____________________            us on Sunday Mornings at
 Brother Ramon Hodridge,          fun and fellowship. Call the       learning at our Annie Pearl           Pastor Robert Townsend                                              9:30 a.m. for Sunday School
           Minister               church for details.                Foster Children Center in            11611 Webb Chapel Road                NORTH DALLAS                   and 11 a.m. for Morning Wor-
       1026 Avenue F                                                 Room 238.                                Dallas, TX 75229                   COMMUNITY                     ship as we praise and worship
      Plano, TX 75074                   On Going, 7 p.m.                                                         972-241-6151                 BIBLE FELLOWSHIP                 God.
        972-423-8833              Wednesday Night Live in the              June 7, 11:30 a.m.              www.dallasmtpisgah.org                  CHURCH                       Shaun Rabb, Senior Pastor
   avefchurchofchrist.org         Joycie Turner Fellowship Hall      You’re invited to our Daugh-          ____________________                                                       9314 Elam Road
   ___________________            on Belmont Drive. Corporate        ters of Sarah Luncheon, Leav-                                          God never expected us to bear            Dallas, TX 75217
                                  prayer starts at 7 p.m. and our    ing a Legacy, where we honor         NEW LIFE IN JESUS                 our burdens alone; our                     214-391-3430
  EIRENE CHRISTIAN                Kidz Zone, an environment to       senior sisters and caregivers in     CHRIST MINISTRIES                 Stephen Ministers are ready to      newlightchurchdallas.com
 FELLOWSHIP CHURCH                equip children to grow and to      our Family Life Center. Call                                           provide emotional and spiri-         ____________________
                                  show God’s love.                   the church for details.            You’re invited to our Sunday        tual care when you need them.
           May 22                    Rev. W. L. Stafford, Sr.,             Dr. Gregory Foster,          School Service at 9:30 a.m.;        Call 972-437-3493, Ext. 153             VICTORY BIBLE
You’re invited to join us in                  M.Div.                          Senior Pastor             our Sunday Morning Worship          for details.                               CHURCH
praise and worship to God in              Senior Pastor                    300 Phillips Street          at 11 a.m.; our Wednesday’s                                                INTERNATIONAL,
our 8 a.m. service, our 8:45          1550 Edelweiss Drive              Richardson, TX 75081            Bible Study at 7 p.m. and our                Wednesdays                     (VBCI DALLAS)
a.m. or our 11 a.m. service.           In Allen for Sunday                    972-235-4235              Friday Night Service at 7 p.m.      Youth Living in the Word at
         Pastor Autry                   Morning Worship.                     www.fbchp.org              as we worship and praise God.       6:30 p.m.; Worship and Prayer             May 22, 9 a.m.
   701 E. Centennial Blvd.          Admin. Building Address             ____________________                Pastor A. L. Felton, Jr.        Service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible     You are invited to a Life
   Richardson, TX 75081             Is 200 W. Belmont Drive                                                     Senior Pastor               Study at 7:40 p.m.                 Transforming Service that will
        972-991-0200                    Allen, TX 75013                    HILL CHAPEL                     17720 Dickerson Street                Dr. Leslie W. Smith,          change your life.
    www.followpeace.org                   972-359-9956                     CME CHURCH                         Dallas, TX 75252                      Senior Pastor                1100 Business Parkway,
  _____________________                 www.theship3c.org                                                       972-380-4100                   1010-1020 S. Sherman                     Suite 1007
                                     ___________________                       June 24-26                      www.nlijcm.org                            Street                  Richardson, TX 75081
    FELLOWSHIP                                                       You’re invited to our Just Be-        ____________________                Richardson, TX 75081                   972-679-9138
  CHRISTIAN CENTER                   FELLOWSHIP OF                   tween Sisters Women’s Con-                                                     972-437-3493                     or 214-394-6164
  CHURCH IN ALLEN                 BELIEVERS MINISTRIES               ference. Call the church for          NEW MOUNT ZION                          www.ndcbf.org                ______________________
      “The Ship”                                                     details.                              BAPTIST CHURCH                     _____________________
                                        June 12, 3:30 p.m.                    1113 Avenue I                  OF DALLAS                                                              WORD OF LIFE
        9 a.m.-1 p.m.             Join us at Unmerited Favor               Plano, TX 75074                                                     SAINT MARK MBC                        CHURCH OF
     Monday – Friday              Church, 4420 Bonnie View                    972-423-4090              You are invited to visit our Job         IN MCKINNEY                        GOD IN CHRIST
Prayer Lines for those in need    Road, Dallas, TX 75216 for             __________________             Resource Center on Tuesdays
are 972-649-0566 and 972-         our “111 Men in Black and                                             and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to       Join us each Wednesday for                    On Going
649-0567 or they may be sub-      Red 7-UP Conference.”                    MT. PISGAH                   12 Noon in our Computer             Prayer at 6:30 p.m. and for        Join us in prayer early in the
mitted via email to: prayer-      Theme: Living in Expecta-                MISSIONARY                   Training Room in the Educa-         Family Ministries at 7 p.m.        morning at 6 a.m. on Monday
line@theship3c.org                tion! Speakers are Ministers           BAPTIST CHURCH                 tional Building.                         Dr. Charles Wattley           - Friday at 1-661-673-8600,
                                  Ty Jones, Greater Mt. Olive               “The Rock”                                                              Senior Pastor              Code # 142219 and please put
     May 21, 8:30 a.m.            COGIC, Dallas; Chris Coley,                                                      May 21                        1308 Wilcox Street            your phone on mute. Prayer
You’re invited to our Men’s       Another Chance Family Fel-               Each Wednesday               Get information to help your            McKinney TX 75069              will change people, things and
Prayer Breakfast for food, fel-   lowship, Mesquite and Aaron        Join us at: Every Man’s Bat-       child pass the TAKS Test and                972-542-6178               situations.
lowship and the Word.             Shaw. Pastors Kendron Bai-         tle class, Its Tough Being a       STAAR Test and graduate at             www.saintmarkbc.com                    Dr. Gregory Voss,
Theme: “Not Locked Out, but       ley, Unmerited Favor Church,       Woman class and Understand-        our Test Taking Skills for            _____________________                     Senior Pastor
Locked In To Jesus!” at 105 S.    Dallas; Bryan Redfearn,            ing Spiritual Gifts class.         Math Parent Workshop. Call                                                2765 Trinity Mills Road
Anna in Allen.                    Crossroads Ministries, Hespe-                                         the church for details.                    SHILOH MBC                           Building 300
                                  ria, CA; John Ross, Trinitarian           May 21, 10 a.m.                                                         IN PLANO                       Carrollton, TX 75006
           May 29                 Church, Dallas and Patrick         All ladies 18+ years are in-                 June 13                                                              214-514-9147
Join us for Super Sunday as       Diggs, New Fellowship              vited to our Women’s Ministry      The Summer Enrichment Pro-             Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
we celebrate family and           Church, Ft. Worth. Also            Monthly Enrichment program         gram for Youth (SEPY) will          You’re invited to our Mid-




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                                                                                   Know Your Shield
                                  Philistine, “. . . Thou comest    you. Have you ever tried to       given unique gifts and talents
                                  to me with a sword, and with      accomplish a task with tools      it will be the right decision.
                                  a spear, and with a shield: but   you were not trained to use?      And, you must use your faith
    “And David girded his         I come to thee in the name of     God allows each of us to de-      to know your shield (armor)
sword upon his armour, and        the Lord of hosts, the God of     velop skills that are unique to   and receive the power that
he assayed (tried) to go; for     the armies of Israel, whom        our life. He will not call you    God will give you.
he had not proved it. And         thou hast defiled. This day       to use someone else's gifts or         It has been said that if
David said unto Saul, I can-      will the Lord deliver thee        talents. Jesus also used the      you let God choose for you,
not go with these; for I have     into mine hand; and I will        gifts and talents of the men      it will be the right decision. If
not proved them. And David        smite thee, and take thine        He picked to be His disci-        you let God guide you, it will
put them off him. 1 Samuel        head from thee, and I will        ples.                             be the right direction. If you
17:39 (KJV)                       give the carcases of the host          However, this is only half   let God plan for you, it will
     Numerous people (and I       Philistines this day unto the     of the equation. These talents    be in the right timing. If you
am certain that all Christians)   fowls of the air, and to the      must be mixed with faith.         let God measure for you, it
have heard the story of David     wild beast of the earth; that     Talent alone is not enough.       will be the right portion. If
and Goliath, the giant cham-      all the earth may know that       Faith alone is not enough. It     you let God help you, it will
pion of Philistine; he was        there is a God in Israel.” 1      is only when the two are          be the right care. If you let
9‘and 9” tall and he had a        Samuel 17:45 & 46. (KJV)          combined that God's power         God instruct you, it will be
brass coat and a brass helmet          King Saul reluctantly        is released and manifested in     the right teaching. If you let
on his head. The Israelites       agreed and offered David his      the physical realm.               God prepare you, it will be
were afraid of him.               armor. David put on the                Sometimes we admire          the right training. If you let
    David, the youngest son       weighty equipment, but            the talents of others and seek    God counsel you, it will be
of Jesse was a young shep-        quickly concluded he could        to emulate them. The tempta-      the right perspective. If you
herd boy; he heard the chal-      not fight in this heavy armor.    tion arises to be someone we      let God fight for you, it will
lenge from the Philistines to     He gave it back to king Saul.     are not. This is a mistake.       be the right outcome. If you
send someone to fight Go-              God equips each of us in     Allow God to live His life        let God work in you, it will          Rudy McDonald and Doc Gibbs, the “music man of the
liath. The Philistine said, “I    such a way that is unique to      through the unique you and        be the right result.                  Dallas Metroplex area” at one of his performances at the
defy the armies of Israel this                                                                                                              Corinthians Retirement Home in Carrollton, Texas.
                                  the strengths and abilities       you will be successful be-               With so much turmoil in
day give me a man, that we        that He has given us. David       cause you will be sure of         the world today (killings of
may fight together.”          1   knew who he was and who           your shield of God. Winston       babies, family members and          member “If my people,                    wicked ways; then will I hear
Samuel 17:10 (KJV). And           he wasn't. David was trained      Churchill said, “Success is       various other people; rob-          which are called by my                   from Heaven, and will for-
no one volunteered to fight       as a shepherd to use another      going from failure to failure     beries, accidents caused by         name, shall humble them-                 give their sin, and will heal
except David.                     weapon. For David, it was a       without loss of enthusiasm."      alcohol, drug overdoses, etc.       selves, and pray, and seek my            their land.” 2 Chronicles
    Goliath was offended          slingshot. David showed                When you use your God        it is good for Christians to re-    face, and turn from their                7:14. (KJV)
when David came to fight          great maturity in realizing he
him and threaten to feed                                                     Victory Bible Church International,
                                  could not be effective with                                                                                                           Avenue F Church of Christ
David’s flesh to the fowls of     Saul's armor.                                                (VBCI Dallas)
                                                                                                                          - Is a 58:12                                    1026 Avenue F • Plano, TX 75074
the air and the beasts of the          Think about the gifts and                                                                                                                   972-423-8833
fields. But David said to the     talents that God has given to                                                                                                              www.avefchurchofchrist.org

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                                                                                       9   11am                6: 30   8p m                                             Sunday Bible Class.........................9:45 am
                 Order now:                                                                @ VBCI Dallas                                                                Sunday Morning Worship............10:45 am
                                                                                                                                                                        Evening Worship ...........................3:00 pm
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                                                                                                                                             Ramon Hodridge, Minister            Radio Program @ 7:30 am on
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           Call: 214-733-6615
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             St. Mark Baptist Church hosting
                  College Megafest 2011
    As the school year wins                                   tions in her life. The songs        5. The Turning Point
down to a close St. Mark                                      have found a much broader       Rape Crisis Center of
Baptist Church of McKin-                                      audience then one might ex-     Collin County
ney invite high school stu-                                   pect for a young teen as the        6. The Geriatric Well-
dents and their families to                                   depth of her lyrics speak to    ness Center
attend College Megafest                                       multiple generations, not           7. National Credit Solu-
2011 weekend.                                                 just her peers.                 tions
    Events kick off with a                                         Saturday, May 28 is            8. LA Fitness
comedy show and live jazz                                     filled with a special line-up       9. Massages by Amy
music on Friday, May 27 at                                    for not only students but           10. Herbalife
7 p.m. at the church. Lim-                                    their families as well.             11. Week-n-Bargains
ited seats are available but                                       They include:                  12. D-Tech Automotive
tickets are only $5. The       talents were recognized by          •Health and Career Fair        13. Molski Chiropractic
evening’s special event will   her Sunday school teacher      10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                    14. The Bridge Breast
be held at First Baptist       when she was just 9 years           •Praise Dance Fest 2 – 5   Network
Church, 401 W. Erwin           old. She convinced Kassy       p.m.                                15. Be The Match Reg-
Street, McKinney.              to start singing on the wor-        •Step Show 7 p.m.          istry
    One of the performers is   ship team with the adults.          Announced vendors for          16. Legal Aid of North
Kassy Levels, a 15 year old,   Not long after, she devel-     the Health and Career Fair      West of Texas- McKinney
singer-songwriter      from    oped a passion for music       include:                            These events are open
McKinney, Texas. With in-      and writing songs. She              1. City of McKinney        to the public and will be
fluences from Beyonce to       started with worship music     Fire and Safety                 held at St. Mark Church
John Mayer to Journey,         that was used in the church         2. City of McKinney        Campus located at 1308
Kassy has created a unique     where her father is pastor.    Police                          Wilcox Street in McKinney.
sound within the classifica-   The songs were so good              3. Green Path Credit       The cost of admission is a
tions of pop leaning toward    that people started asking     Service                         nonperishable food item
adult contemporary. Her        for recordings.                     4. Health Services of      benefiting our friends at
first album “Storyteller”          As Kassy entered her       North Texas w/ The Coun-        McKinney        Community
was released March 2011.       teens, she started to write    cil on Alcohol and Drug         Food Pantry.
    Kassy's amazing vocal      songs that related to situa-   Abuse


                                                                Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
                                                                  Serving the Plano Community for 126 Years
                                                                                 Founded 1884
                 7:30 AM • 9:30 AM • 11:30 AM                           920 East 14th Street Plano, TX




                                                                                             2011 Theme:
                                                                                         One Family: Praying,
                                                                                        Praising, Preaching and
                                                                Isiah Joshua, Jr.         Participating to the
                                                                  Senior Pastor               Glory of God
                                                                             Worship Times: 8 and 11 a.m.
                                                                                  Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
                                                                        Mid-week: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
                                                                      Youth Church: Every 3rd, 4th, and 5th
                                                                                       Sunday at 11:00am
                                                                          AWANA: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                         Contact Information: 972-423-6695
                                                                                               www.smbcplano.org

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