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Family & Friends Celebrate the Life & Ministry of Garland Leader

A native of Dallas, son, husband, father, friend and a star athlete are just a few ways one could describe Dr. Roosevelt Eric Almond Griffin, Sr. However, he would prefer others to remember that he was a Servant of God and student of His Word. His warmth, generous and friendly spirit drew children and adults alike to St. Mark Baptist Church in Garland, the church he began in 1976 with his wife, Mrs. Linda Griffin.

Pamela’s Dream Home Becomes Plano Housing Rehabilitation Happy Ending

For years, Pamela Monday had been living in the 661-square-feet home she inherited from her beloved mother. It was built in 1953 and lacked many of the modern amenities and conveniences. Pamela's disability and lack of resources prevented her from being able to repair and modernize her home.

NTJCC Students Help Preserve Local History In Virginia

(NDG Wire) Two students from the North Texas Job Corps Center joined six other Job Corps students from Aug. 24-Sept. 4 to help preserve a bit of Virginia’s post-Civil War history.

Friday Blues: Jobless Situation Getting Worse

(NNPA) The bureau of labor statistics issues a report, The employment situation, on the first Friday of every month (www.bls.gov). for the past several months, the report has contained no surprises. We know the jobless situation is getting worse, and we only wait for their statistical confirmation of our pain.

Gerald Albright Featured Performer at Jarvis Christian CollegeBenefit Concert

Gerald Albright will headline at the Jarvis Christian College Benefit Concert on Saturday October 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Naomi Bruton Theatre. The college is a member of the United Negro College Fund network.

Collin College Receives Perkins Grant to Improve Student Retention

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently awarded Collin Collegea $293,055 Carl D. Perkins Grant for the state leadership priority topic “Improving Career and Technology Education for Post-Secondary Student Retention.”

Travis Smiley’s Relationship with Wells Fargo Stirs Controversy

A lawsuit filed in July by Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, alleging Wells Fargo & Co., lured African Americans to use subprime loans with high interest rates to purchase their homes, is stirring criticism for Tavis Smiley and his relationship with the banking group.

FBI Arrests Jordanian Citizen for Attempting to Bomb Skyscraper in Downtown Dallas

(NDG Wire) James T. Jacks, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, and Robert E. Casey, Jr., Special Agent in Charge for the Dallas Office of the FBI, announced today that Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, 19, has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

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