SNL adds second African American female to cast

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“Saturday Night Live” has found a new cast member in its writing staff. Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She’ll begin in this role starting with this week’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode. The comedian was a [...]

43 people finish 21 day monitoring for Ebola following contact with Thomas Eric Duncan

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Today Texas state health officials announced that 43 people who had contact with the first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, are now cleared from twice-daily monitoring after reaching the 21-day incubation period. No one in the group, which includes health care workers, household contacts and community members has any Ebola symptoms. Health care officials say [...]

President of Houston Hospital and son found guilty of over $158 in medicare fraud

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A federal jury in Houston convicted the president of Riverside General Hospital (Riverside), his son, and two others for their participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment.  Ten defendants have now been convicted in connection with the Riverside fraud scheme. “The former president of Riverside hospital, his [...]

Ebola victim’s fiancee receives assistance from church, private donors and City of Dallas

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The City of Dallas is working with Wilshire Baptist Church and private donors to help Louise Troh and her family start over. Troh, fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan and her family completed the 21-day quarantine period and have no symptoms of the disease. “We thank all people of kindness who have prayed for [...]

Cause of death unknown for Dallas Police suspect in custody

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The Dallas Police Department issued a statement regarding the death of a 45 year old Latin male suspect in custody on Oct. 19. He was arrested but was taken to Parkland after showing signs of medical distress where he died later. According to the statement at 6:40 p.m. the police responded to a Disturbance Armed [...]

Dallas spraying for West Nile Monday and Tuesday night

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Mosquito pools were confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. Weather permitting; the areas delineated below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Monday Oct. 20 and Tuesday Oct. 21 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night.   Control Areas: The areas to be sprayed are within an area generally bounded by: 11400 block of Park Central [...]

Is the NFL poised to reinstate Ray Rice within the month?

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Former Baltimore Ravens running back and NFL posterboy for domestic violence Ray Rice remains on indefinite suspension after TMZ broke the video of Rice knocking his now-wife, Janay, unconscious in a casino elevator, but according to sources he could be reinstated within the next four weeks. Read more of John “Hennry” Harris’ report here. Given the fact people have never forgiven Michael [...]

Do not miss the Jubilee Theatre’s magnificent season opener The Brothers Size!

The Brothers Size features two brothers trying to figure out where they go in their journey together.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The Brothers Size is one of those rare plays that features a story and performances so well told that it receives almost nothing but universal approval from local critics and those around the country. More importantly it is being very well received by the audience. A rather nice size crowd enjoyed [...]

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