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Black Women UnderRepresented in Public Office

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American NewspaperBy James Wright Despite the high-profiled Black women office holders like D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser , Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, Black women hold few elected positions, particularly in statewide offices, according to a new report. {{more}}It…

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2016 Warrant Roundup – Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights Before the 2016 Warrant Roundup: Ask for Alternatives to Jail AUSTIN, Texas — During the 2016 Great Texas Warrant Roundup, low-income Texans may be unlawfully committed to jail for overdue fines. In order to decrease that risk, a coalition of organizations — Texas Appleseed, Texas Fair Defense Project, University of Texas School…

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Motivational Humorist Suzie Humphreys in Abilene

Humorist Suzie Humphreys will speak March 21st at a luncheon to benefit Global Samaritan ResourcesThe luncheon’s theme is “Eat… Laugh… Give” to recognize the joy of sharing a meal, the power of laughter, and how together we can change the world.A cancer survivor, Suzie’s life story is incredible. She tells how a secretary became a…

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Retirement Party held for Suzanne Dennis

Suzanne Dennis retired after 25 years of service as Secretary at the Baker Heights Church of Christ. Many individuals came back to wish her well. Some well wishers came as far away as Alabama; others sent tributes by video conferencing.Suzanne plans to continue attending the Baker Heights congregation with her husband Robert.

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Know Stroke FAST!

Presented By: DeRenda Warren RN, MSN By Jose Vega M.D., Ph.D. – Stroke ExpertWarning signs of a stroke may appear as early as seven days before an attack and require urgent treatment to prevent serious damage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology.The…

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BBB alerts consumers to Capital Credit Protection Inc.

Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to Capital Credit Solutions, which also has a website of The company is placing illegal red and white signs all over Abilene claiming to “Repair Bad Credit $250” and a toll-free number.BBB reminds consumers to beware empty advertising promises of clean credit following service.According to the Federal Trade…

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Study: Black Students at White Colleges Face Unique, Hidden Mental Health Challenges

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American NewspaperBlack college students who attend predominantly White institutions harness a particular level of pluckiness and mental fortitude in order to achieve—usually having to prove their intellectual worth in the face of glaring or more covert bigotry. But that mental toughness and perseverance can take…

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City of Abilene Unveils New Website

ABILENE, Texas – The City of Abilene launched a re-engineered website. After a year of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch was on March 1, 2016. The new site boasts a fresh, new look and feel, improved navigation, and a functional mobile design, all of which are a part…

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McMurry to Host Marimba Madness Concert

McMurry will host world-renown percussionist Ivan Trevino as part of Marimba Madness, a free event featuring performances of marimba repertoire by students and professionals from McMurry, ACU, and HSU, as well as Wylie, Cooper and Abilene High Schools. Don’t miss this opportunity to not only hear incredible performances but also a clinic and feature performance…

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