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Odis and I met in March 1975 after a track meet while I was walking with friends. A couple of weeks later on our first date we talked about what we wanted our lives to be. It didn’t take long to realize how kind hearted he was and how much his family and friends meant…

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A Texas Woman Was Fatally Shot By Police In Her Own Home

Kimberly Truong InStyleOctober 14, 2019 On Saturday, a 28-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in her home in Fort Worth, Texas. According to NBC News, police were called for a welfare check on a residence with a door that was ajar when an officer opened fire on Atatiana Jefferson, killing her while she was…

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West Texas Rodeo

By Joe Starkey Emily Hamrick of Anacoco, Louisiana earned herself a free pizza and a case of Bud Light in the barrel racing. She started out really fast but tipped over the first Barrel. She then very carefully and deliberately tipped over the second Barrel and followed this off by carefully laying down the last…

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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger found guilty of murder in shooting of Botham Jean

Guyger shot and killed Jean, who was 26 and unarmed, in his apartment. She said she mistook Jean’s apartment as her own and thought he was a burglar. BY STACY FERNÁNDEZ AND JUAN PABLO GARNHAM OCT. 1, 2019 *Correction appended. DALLAS — A Dallas County jury found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder Tuesday morning in the…

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Mainstream entertainment sports manifest behind bars as cut-throat global enterprises. Douglas Dean Jones, a non-violent offender has spent half of his life in ‘the system’, where football season has been his head of steam.             By self-proclamation, Jones is a “die-hard Dallas Cowboys and University of Texas Longhorns fan”, – in essence – per se…

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An Appeal to White Christians in the World

Dr. Jerry Andrew Taylor, Founding Director of the ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action It is with great gratitude that I express sincere appreciation to Dr. Carson Reed and the Siburt Institute for inviting me to speak to this gathering today.  Thank you for entrusting such a noble task into my…

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At Abilene Christian, diversity isn’t just a talking point anymore

Timothy Chipp, Abilene Reporter-News Published 5:50 p.m. CT Aug. 28, 2019 Despite earning a new position within Abilene Christian University’s senior leadership, Stephanie Hamm is still learning on the fly. As chief diversity officer, a position she’s essentially creating from scratch, she’s tasked with making sure an increasingly diverse student body is able to find support…

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Abilene Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda Rae Moreno, Navy Office of Community Outreach (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2017 Abilene High School graduate and Abilene, Texas, native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Seaman Tianna Williams serves as a hospitalman who is responsible for providing healthcare support…

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