Alcorn State Alumni Hosting Purple and Gold Gala “With A Touch of Love”

Alcorn State Alumni Purple and Gold Gala is slated for Valentines

The fundraising arm of the Greater Dallas Chapter of Alcorn State University Alumni (GDCASUA) will host their Purple and Gold Gala fundraiser at the Doubletree Market Center Hotel, 2015 Market Center Blvd. in Dallas on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. They plan to celebrate the founders of their chapter, the school’s 2014 SWAC Football Championship and […]

5 Facts about viruses that cause Ebola and measles

Photo Flickr user: James Mutter

By: Daisy Lin/UCLA Health   Viruses are incredibly simple, arguably the most simple living organisms on the planet. They have no brains, no metabolism, and they can’t reproduce on their own.  Yet they are able to wreak incredible havoc on our bodies and to outwit the scientifically advanced weapons that humans have invented to fight their […]

Career Expo exposes students to local college, employment opportunities

This year's Student Career Expo was a wonderful, great experience,
Photo by: Margaret Wis.

More than 700 students discovered the multitude of higher education and employment opportunities that exist in their backyard at Garland ISD’s Student Career Expo Jan. 13. The second-annual event allowed secondary students to interact with local businesses and educational establishments.   Organized by GISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE), Special Programs and Guidance and Counseling […]

Why are so many Black girls suspended from America’s schools?

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu  We all know about the plight of Black males being suspended. Twenty-four percent of Black males are suspended. Did you know 12% of Black females are suspended? Have Black girls been overlooked? Is the Black community comfortable and okay with 12 percent? I am not. There are many reasons why Black […]

Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship accepting applications until Feb. 2


Because Jan. 31 falls on a Saturday, this year’s postmark deadline for applicants for the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is Monday, Feb. 2. That’s just a few short days away. High school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are affiliated union members (or, as occasionally happens, high school seniors who are themselves affiliated union members) can […]

To salt or not to salt

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Using salt to season foods is a practice that’s widely criticized as being bad for your health, especially for the elderly.  But a new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, indicates that it may not be as bad a habit as once thought, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. […]

The importance of research funding

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Recently, a group of scientists announced the discovery of a new powerful antibiotic that they say has the potential to reduce deaths from dangerous infections. An estimated 75,000 people die each year from hospital-acquired infections, but new antibiotics are rarely introduced because it is simply not profitable for the private […]

January 27 Birthday: BANG BANG BANG!!! It’s John Witherspoon birthday

John Witherspoon (January 27, 1942) is an American comedian and actor who has had roles in several films and television shows including the Friday's movie franchise.
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John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, as John Weatherspoon.  Widely known for the Friday movie series, he is the only actor, other than Ice Cube, to appear in all three “Friday movies.  Some of John’s other credited films includes Hollywood Shuffle (1987) and Boomerang (1992).  He has also made appearances on television […]

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