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A Truer American History

Planned for Philadelphia: A truer American history Philadelphia’s public school system is set to become the first in a major city to require that students take a course in African-American history in order to graduate from high school.The course, which students will take in the tenth grade, {{more}} was approved in February by a unanimous…

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Diabetes Statistics for African Americans

Diabetes Statistics for African Americans————————————————-Approximately 2.7 million or 11.4% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. However, one-third of them do not know it. The most life-threatening {{more}}consequences of diabetes are heart disease and stroke, which strike people with diabetes more than twice as often as they do others. Adults with…

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City Offices Closed July 4th

City offices to close for July 4th ABILENE, Texas – In observance of the July 4th holiday, most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed on Monday, July 4, with the exception of those providing life safety services such as fire and police protection. The Abilene Zoo will be open regular…

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Let’s Go

Let’s go in forceBy Floyd E. MillerAs President of the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce, I want to encourage you to attend the BRAC hearing. BRAC stands for Base Realignment and Closure. This is a very important day in the life of Dyess AFB and the City of Abilene. In the process, we may be…

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End of An Era

End of an EraBy Floyd MillerWest Texas TribuneSaturday morning, June 25th, was somewhat of a somber morning at Lena’s BarberShop.Mrs. Jones was upbeat, but her customers were in a flective mood and wondering where they would go for grooming in the future. Mrs. Jones has been a stable force in the business community for 44…

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