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Dallas Megachurch Friendship-West Spearheading 100 Days of Buying Black

A Dallas megachurch decided to close out the last 100 days of the year by supporting Black-owned businesses. In honor of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Dallas’s Friendship-West Baptist Church launched an initiative to amplify Black entrepreneurs from September 23 to December 31. The drive is committed to the economic justice owed to Black communities across the country.
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Break Bread, Break Borders empowers refugee women in Dallas

DALLAS — In the community kitchen at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Jamileh was hard at work cooking for 150 people. She prepared the night before, and started cooking at 6 a.m. for dinner. "This is for refugees coming from Afghanistan," said Jamileh. She made a homecooked Afghan meal to...
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NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

16-Year-Old Starts Nonprofit to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

Homelessness is a problem that's plagued the city of Dallas for years. Often a product of numerous, complex overlapping problems, it’s one a North Texas teen is taking on one person at a time. “It's the right thing to do. I mean, why not? It’s what we're supposed to do,”...

Buy Black Business Spotlight

LaFree and Clive Ryan are the owners at Soirée Coffee Bar; a place to eat, drink, and gather. The owners believe music, coffee, and culture brings people from all walks of life together, which is why they take pride in being the “ultimate hubspot” for Black excellence. They consistently use Black vendors for many of their delectable food and beverage options. Along with being a coffee bar, the restaurant features Black-owned wines and spirits. They host monthly events and gatherings. Soirée is located in Trinity Groves at 320 Singleton Boulevard, Suite 190 in Dallas. The coffee bar is open during the week from 7AM to 5PM and during the weekend from 8AM to 4PM. or (972) 850-9030 for more details or to plan a private [soirée] event!
Dallas News

A helping hand in West Dallas

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand embodies a selfless legacy honed over three-quarters of a century in West Dallas. Life’s events may cast good people into difficult circumstances, but affording opportunities for them to rise above adversity affirms human dignity and inspires self confidence, hope and trust. “We try to meet or work with the community to ensure the essentials of life ... to empower people to get to that next level,” says Wes Keyes, executive director of the West Dallas faith-based nonprofit since 2017.

Charity To Fly 60,000th Pet To Safety From Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Wings of Rescue, a nonprofit charity that rescues at-risk shelter pets, will be flying a mission out of Fort Worth carrying their 60,000th pet to safety. The mission, which will stop in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Everett, Washington, will deliver 95 cats and dogs from the Humane Society of North Texas, which is freeing more space to rescue even more pets. Among these 95 passengers is a one-year-old redbone coonhound named Ophelia, who is the charity’s 60,000th rescue. The flight leaves from Meacham International Airport at about 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 27. Wings of Charity has been carrying out its mission for nine years and in addition to saving pets, has also delivered over 430 tons of relief supplies to disaster zones across North America.

Irving Retired School Personnel Association Donates Books to Local Elementary Schools

Irving ISD retirees don’t necessarily sever any ties to the schools they served. The Irving Retired School Personnel Association (IRSPA) serves as a resource for retired schoolteachers and staff to promote the cause of education through providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are going to be future educators, providing educational services in health and safety, and providing books to elementary students.
Kilgore News Herald

St. Paul Church among 13 organizations to receive funding to restore cultural and historic sites (copy)

DENTON — The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust have awarded thirteen African American Heritage Preservation Program grants totaling $1,000,000 to Maryland nonprofit groups for FY22. These grants offer assistance to organizations and private citizens in their sponsorship of projects involving acquisition, construction, or improvement of sites related to African American heritage. This year’s grant awards range from $48,000 to $100,000.
Dallas News

Letters to the Editor -Touching history, COVID-19, Little Elm ISD, ERCOT, religion

My parents drove my sister Judy and me to the Hotel Texas in downtown Fort Worth early in the morning on Nov. 22, 1963. There was a large crowd gathered in the hotel lobby. Judy and I maneuvered our way to the front of the line where we were rewarded by shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, John Connally and Ralph Yarborough.