Freedom Sunday October 26: From the Pews to the Polls

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Pastor David Wilson, Pastor Bryan Carter, Dr. Frederick Haynes, Pastor Rickie Rush, Dr.Tony Evans, Dr. Zan Holmes, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. Stephen Nash and Dr.Tommy Brown at the Freedom Sunday Clergy Luncheon on Oct. 20, 2014 in Dallas

By Andrea Haynes, NDG Contributing Writer On Monday Oct. 20, pastors, worship leaders, and men of faith from Dallas, Smith and Jefferson Counties all gathered for the Freedom Sunday Clergy Luncheon. The event was held at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas. Their goal was to strategize how to increase voter turnout from [...]

Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Grand Opening of Texas Ford Aquatics Pool Facility


A ribbon cutting ceremony for Texas Ford Aquatics, formerly Frisco Aquatics, is scheduled for Friday, Oct 24 at 11:30am.  The ceremony will include a light lunch for attendees and a guided tour of the aquatic facility, located at 8353 Legacy Drive, near Frisco Fire Station #4. In addition, Texas Ford Aquatics (TFA) invites the public [...]

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

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the U.S. with Ebola

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 [...]

Rep. Veasey Experiences a Workday with No Sight

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) wears a blindfold while participating in blind-sensitivity training led by employees of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth)

To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month and International White Cane Day on Oct. 15, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, took on a new challenge as part of his “Marc Means Business Initiative,” as he worked alongside the blind and visually impaired at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Fort Worth. The non-profit organization, located in [...]

Winners announced in the NDG and AT&T scholarship essay competition

Charles Bassett (AT&T), Angela Ross (AT&T), Jennipher Miller (3rd place winner), Jorge Reyes (2nd place winner) Elba Garcia (Dallas County Commissioner), Thurman R. Jones (North Dallas Gazette) & Ivy McQuain (The BLI Group)

The North Dallas Gazette, AT&T and Nimitz High School (NHS) in Irving, TX partnered together for the 2014-2015 school year to launch the Texting, It Can Wait Scholarship Essay competition. NHS seniors were able to participate in the competition by writing a 800 word or less essay to their parent or guardian about the dangers [...]

NDG Publisher and former Mayor Ron Kirk among honorees in 2nd edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas

Who's Who In Black Dallas Cover

The husband and wife team of former Dallas Mayor Ron and Matrice Kirk, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles and Dallas County Chief Public Defender Lynn Pride Richardson are highlighted on the cover of second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas unveiled recently at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency [...]

Garland’s 12th Annual Neighborhood Summit is Oct. 25


The City of Garland is hosting the 12th Annual Neighborhood Summit, Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Hyatt Place – Garland. This interactive event offers the opportunity to explore trends and opportunities that will help each of us to fully own and participate in the reality of a better, more sustainable, and more beautiful Garland. Garland’s [...]

Celebrating the legacy of Comer Cottrell, Jr., a Dallas businessman and trailblazer

Comer Cottrell

Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Mr. Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country’s most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday, Oct. 3 at the age 82 at his Plano, Texas residence. Starting with a modest investment of $600 and broken typewriter, he built a multi-million dollar empire Pro-Line Hair Products and forever changed and revolutionize [...]

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