Staff and Team

Publisher’s Office

Phone: (972) 516-4191, ext. 1

Business Office

Phone: (972) 516-4191, ext. 2
Fax: (972) 509-9058

Web and Image Consultant
Wendy Mayfield

Special Projects Manager
Edward Dewayne “Preacher Boy” Gibson, Jr


Sales and Marketing

Phone: (972) 509-9049
Fax: (972) 509-9058

For sales or marketing questions, please email


Vice President of Digital Marketing Special Projects

Jessica Brewer
Phone: (972) 509-9149
Fax: (972) 509-9058

Community Marketing
Carrenza Thurmond, Jr.
Phone: (972) 519-4191
Fax: (972) 509-9058


Editorial Department

Ruth Ferguson
Phone: (972) 516-4191, ext. 3
Fax: (972) 509-9058

For story suggestions or ideas please send an email to

Contributing Writers

Jackie Hardy
Ivy N. McQuain
Jacquinette Murphy
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Nicole Scott



Frank Lott

Religious Department

Shirley Demus Tarpley
Phone: (972) 516-4191
Fax: (972) 509-9058


The North Dallas Gazette, formerly Minority Opportunity News, was founded in July 1991, by Mr. Jim Bochum and Mr.Thurman R. Jones. North Dallas Gazette is a wholly owned subsidairy of Minority Oppotunity News, Inc.

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