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Why are the Poor Unmentionable?

By Julianne Malveaux – There is no question that Hillary Clinton “won” the September 26 Presidential debate. She was knowledgeable, composed, unflappable, and occasionally even funny. {{more}} Her opponent, who had the temerity to criticize her “stamina”, seemed to lack stamina of his own. By the time the 90-minute debate was over, the rude, sniffling,…

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ABILENE WALKS WITH PURPOSE

By Jennifer I. CowickOctober 1st, a chilly Saturday morning at Abilene’s Nelson Park, people of all ages gathered for the National Heart Association annual Heart Walk. {{more}}Sponsors and Organizers hoped to raise over $100,000 and came close by raising well over $60,000 to donate to the National Heart Association for research and outreach. The Heart…

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To Be Equal – Social Protest is Fundamentally Patriotic

By Marc H. Morial – “Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of the colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that…

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McMurry to Host High School Debate Contest

McMurry to Host High School Debate ContestMcMurry University will partner with the Abilene Independent School District in hosting the third-annual McMurry Honors Program Speech and Debate Tournament on December 2-3, 2016. {{more}}According to Seth Pietsek, speech and debate teacher at Abilene High and Cooper High, about 400 high school students from Texas high schools will…

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Black Women Will Decide the Next President

Special CommentaryBy Wylecia Wiggs Harris – Without a doubt, women will play a critical role in the presidential election this year. In 2012, women overall had a higher voting rate than men ,according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the most powerful group of voters will be African-American women. In both the 2012 and 2008…

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WHAT’S BEHIND THE MASK

By Jennifer I. Cowick Expressed Love Ministry founder, Sheria D. Davis, hosted a function for women on September 30th at Ben E Kieth titled “What’s Behind The Mask?”. Sheria is an Evangelist and published author of the book “Rotten Roots”. She with the help of her best friend, and local business owner Jill Jones, put…

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Award Winning District of Columbia Journalist to speak at MLK Banquet three days before the New President is Sworn in

Award-winning veteran journalist Hazel Trice Edney is president & CEO of Trice Edney Communications and editor-in-chief of the 6-year-old Trice Edney News Wire, which recently became the only Black-owned and woman-owned news wire fully credentialed by the U. S. House and Senate Periodicals Press Gallery. {{more}}She is former Editor-in-Chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association…

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The Bottom Unlimited Opportunity

Many of you know that I operate a Financial Services business. Over the last 33 years we have had some turbulent markets, during those times I would get calls asking do you think we have reached the bottom yet. Some clients ask this question because they are unnerved by the turmoil but others know that…

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