Dallas voters can get a free voter ID card at mobile station on Sept. 23

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A mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be at the Dallas County Elections Department, Tuesday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dallas County Elections Department is located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820, Dallas, Texas 75207. Election Identification Certificates are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Dennis Scott is new spokesman for start-up Shavewise

NBA star Dennis Scott

  Shavewise, a startup focused on the $3.6 billion U.S. men’s grooming market (Statista), recently announced its first celebrity sponsorship deal with TV host, radio analyst and former NBA sharpshooter Dennis “3D” Scott. The company, claims to offer the most effective shaving system for men who suffer from shaving irritation, identified Scott as the ideal [...]

Low income patients at-risk despite available low-cost prescriptions

Dr. Patrick Dowling checks a patient's arm. Ann Johansson/UCLA

By Enrique Rivero, UCLA It was a typical misunderstanding that could have led to disastrous consequences. The man had run out of medication to control his hypertension. But he couldn’t afford to get it refilled, or so he thought. So instead of picking up a simple, generic medication at Wal-Mart or Target for $4, the [...]

Wendy Davis Honors Tim Cole at Memorial Unveiling in Lubbock

Sen. Davis with Cory Session, brother of Tim Cole.

LUBBOCK – This week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Senator Wendy Davis addressed a crowd of hundreds gathered to honor Tim Cole’s legacy of fighting for justice at the unveiling ceremony of a statue made in his image. “I believe we have a responsibility to make sure that Tim Cole’s life serves as an educating moment because [...]

Touched By The System

Mom drops off son at recent job fair.

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 [...]

City of Irving to Host Minority/Women Business Enterprise Workshop

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The City of Irving will host a Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) workshop to help qualifying businesses learn how to do business with the City of Irving. The workshop called, “Submitting Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Projects” will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 23  at Irving City Hall, City Council Chambers, 825 W. Irving Blvd. [...]

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