Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 3 days ago

Allen and Richardson awarded AARP Community Challenge grants

AARP has announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including two recipients in North Texas. Here in North Texas, grantees include: The City of Allen will receive $5,996 for the purchase of electric- and pedal-powered...

by Staff - 3 days ago

James C. Boyd Funeral Home

GOLDEN Funeral services for the late Jessie Golden, Jr. – 70 were held July 13 at St Ruth Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Bailey officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central). PONDER Funeral services for the late...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Elijah Bell’s Funeral Services

BROWN Funeral services for the late Timmie Brown – 51 were held July 13 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Corey Lewis officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. The post Elijah Bell’s Funeral Services appeared first on The Wests...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Genetic Testing Fraud Alert     

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued a fraud alert to the public about a current scam involving genetic testing. Scammers are offering cheek swabs for genetic testing to Medicare beneficiaries. The p...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Beat The Heat: Drink Water

By Glenn Ellis TriceEdneyWire.com There’s a lot to do when the weather is right in the summertime. Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can be dangerous. Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause dangerous conditions li...

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More Women and Minorities Needed for Financial Planning Jobs

(STATEPOINT) Americans’ need for competent and ethical financial advice continues to grow, but the population of professionals who can provide such advice is shrinking. At the same time, the demographics of wealth in the U.S. are shifting. The averag...

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Titans Will Have Joint Practices With Patriots

By Ron Wynn NASHVILLE, TN — What is widely viewed as a pivotal season for the Titans formally begins when training camp opens July 26. The team announced last week that there will be two joint practices with the Super Bowl champion New England Patrio...

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Belcourt Theatre Gets Exclusive 35mm Opening

MOVIE REVIEW By Ron Wynn The Belcourt Theatre will be the only place in Nashville cinephiles can see the new Quentin Tarantino production “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” in 35 mm, the most visually spectacular and dazzling manner. The long-awaited wo...

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Island Coastal Lager Announces Expansion to Tennessee

CHARLESTON, SC — Island Coastal Lager (ICL), is excited to announce their expansion to The Volunteer State. ICL will be working with Food City Grocery to bring the Coastal lifestyle to Tennessee. Food City has been consistently growing since their f...

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Black Restaurant Week celebrates local restaurants

Black Restaurant Week will come to Indianapolis for the first time. The celebration of local Black-owned restaurants will happen just in time for the National Urban League Annual Conference, giving hungry visitors — and residents — locally owned opti...

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Construction project prioritizes minority-owned companies

When project management firms Browning and Davis and Associates Inc., began looking for contractors for 16 Tech, a business and innovation district downtown, executives wanted at least 27% of contracted businesses to be businesses that are local woma...

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Dallas Police Chief on medical leave following surgery

The Dallas Police department issued the following statements regarding Chief Renee Hall: “It is well known that Dallas Police Chief, U. Renee Hall’s mother passed away in October of 2018 from lengthy health challenges. Her mother’s...