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New York Fashion Week b Michael recap

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NEW YORK — On the evening of September 10, b michael AMERICA presented their Spring 2015 Couture collection at the Tents at Lincoln Center showing 45 looks for day and evening. Said the designer, “This collection…continues my vision to create a genre of taste that is inspired by The Art Of Advanced American Style, from the Shirt-Dress to the [...]

NDG’s 25 Days of Christmas: Last minute gift ideas for ladies of all ages!

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Well the rush is on, what will you get the special lady in your life before 6 p.m. today? Here are a few ideas: Blake Brody® In-Studio Footwear®, offers a chic and hygienic alternative to sticky socks for indoor activities like barre, Pilates and yoga. They are comfortable, odor-resistant, eco-friendly and provide traction to avoid [...]

Editor’s Picks: Gift ideas for the kids on your Christmas list

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Looking for gift ideas for that special child on your Christmas shopping list this year? An innovative toy will help children learn – and have fun. Also, fans of the popular film Happy Feet 2 will be delighted to have their own Erik under the Christmas tree. Learn and Play Children watch their parents and [...]

TRMC-Sunnyvale collects food and toys for local charities

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SUNNYVALE — To give back to the community this holiday season, Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale recently launched a toy and canned food drive to benefit New Life Food Pantry in Forney and the Sharing Life Community Outreach in Mesquite. The 70-bed hospital also accepts other nonperishable food items and toiletries. “This is Texas [...]

H-1B Visas, Wage Suppression and Senate Republicans

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By William Spriggs Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a vote on raising the federal minimum wage. To economists, wages, goods and services must be priced in real terms-that is, adjusted for inflation-to understand their economic effects. In real terms, the federal minimum wage has been falling for five years. People who claim that “raising” the [...]

Tallest Toy design and building contest kicks off at SMU today

Lyle Engineering students Andrew George (left) and Matt Tonnemacher test the WABA Fun Superstructs™ before the competition begins Friday evening.

DALLAS (SMU) – WABA Fun LLC and SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering are partnering to construct a prototype for the world’s tallest toy. The intense, round-the-clock, four-day design competition will take place Oct. 11-14 in the Innovation Gym on SMU’s campus as part of its prestigious Immersion Design Experience program. The winning design will be built by WABA Fun [...]

Touched By The System

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The perils job seekers with backgrounds confront by Nicole James Scott, NDG Contributing Writer According to a review in March 2013 by the University of Texas School of Law on current practices and recommendations for reform in the state of Texas close to 4.7 million men and women have a criminal background. The review goes on [...]

Dallas Fire-Rescue accepting toy drive donations for Children’s Medical Center Toy Drive

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Now that Thanksgiving has come to a close, signs that Christmas is just around the corner immediately become evident. Everything from lights on houses to seeing Christmas Trees through windows seems to materialize over night; and just as you prepare to shed the pounds from your holiday indulgence, you prepare to shed just as much, [...]

Walmart brings back layaway for Christmas

Walmart bringing back layaway program for Christmas.

Discount retailer will start accepting layaways for Christmas season purchases Oct. 17

Abuelo’s dinners receive free coupon for holiday toy drive donation

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DALLAS – To help brighten the holidays for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County and the Children’s Medical Center of Plano, Abuelo’s Mexican restaurants in Plano and Lewisville are asking guests to participate in their holiday toy drive. “We really want to hit it out of the park for the [...]

Black Chess Champion Plays 59 Students Simultaneously

Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson playing a simultaneous game of chess with 59 children at an after-school program in Gadsden, Alabama to teach them pattern recognition.

  GADSDEN, AL (BlackNews.com) — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, a national chess champion, motivational speaker, and the founder of Atlanta-based Be Someone, Inc., recently traveled to Gadsden, Alabama to host a week-long training program with local elementary and middle school students. The goal, according to Hudson, was to “make math, science and logic come alive” and to [...]

Annual toy drive at Fire Dept. adds a pancake perk

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MURPHY -While it’s universally accepted that giving is its own reward, the Murphy Fire Dept. will sweeten the deal this year with a flapjack or two to donors at their annual toy drive, according to Fire Chief Mark Lee. “Our annual toy drive benefits the kids at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, and [...]

NFL Threw Ray Rice under the bus

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By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Columnist By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League (NFL) and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens. First, some background for the non-football fans. Rice was drafted by the Ravens in the second round (55th overall) of the 2008 NFL [...]

Black invention could help solve classroom behavior problems

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  Digibots is a unique concept created by African American Dyke Robinson, who developed his innovative toy and publishing company to address inappropriate behaviors in the classroom for school-age children. Inappropriate classroom behaviors are the leading cause why classroom instruction does not occur. He goal is make his product accessible to every child on the [...]

Phi Beta Sigma’s toy drive benefit single mothers

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The men of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc (Iota Mu Sigma Chapter-Arlington) in partnership with youth groups hosted their second annual Breakfast Mixer and Toy drive at Luby’s in Duncanville. This year the fraternity partnered with The Gift for Moms Project; extended an invitation to the public to donate an unwrapped toy or donate [...]

District joins with U.S. Marine Corps to benefit children with Holiday Toy Drive

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Members of the U.S. Marine Corps joined with Dallas ISD high school students to pick up hundreds of new, unwrapped toys donated by district staff and students for the Toys for Tots program.

Carlos Vives given Legend Award by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Carlos Vives met with members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus recently.

Grammy-winning and seven-time Latin Grammy winning recording artist/producer/songwriter Carlos Vives was honored Thursday night by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation with the Legend Award for his work promoting the social and economic inclusion of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities in Colombia. During the week, in his role as the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) first Inclusion Ambassador, [...]

Tablet sales for kids on the rise

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Ownership of tablets in households with 2 -12 year olds has increased from 50 percent to 59 percent in the past 12 months, according to the Evolution of Play 2014 report from The NPD Group. Among kids ages 2 to 12, usage of tablets has also increased, from 38 percent in 2013 to 48 percent in 2014. Almost [...]

Garland ISD discloses self-reporting to Homeland Security regarding H-1B Visa info

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Statement released by Garland ISD: In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Garland ISD has self-reported and is cooperating with federal authorities regarding an investigation of the district’s H-1B Visa Work Program. School district employees involved with the H-1B Visa Work Program contacted district administration in September 2013 with concerns of potential wrongdoing. [...]

R&B Artist Devonte singer raises the pulse

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When asked about the influence behind the music: “Self-discovery influenced the lyrics. This past summer I made a lot of growth as a performer and songwriter. I wanted to give people feel good music to dance to, while leaving them with an essence that belonged to them. This song is so much about owning the [...]

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