CITIZENS REMEMBER BLACK’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO DALLAS
Pythian Temple is Highlighted as a Historical Landmark for the Blues.
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DALLAS- At the corner of Elm Street and Good-Latimer Expressway stands the reminder of Dallas’ yesterdays.
This historical landmark, The Pythian Temple was designed by Dallas’ Black architect, William Sidney Pittman, and served as a business and social center for the black community during the 1920’s and 30’s.
The Dallas Chapter of N’COBRA along with the South Dallas Cultural Center presents a musical review “Return to the Pythian: The Early Days of Dallas”, Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX 75210.
Community members are invited to socialize and participate in a pre-show discussion of the history of Blacks in Dallas from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
In remembrance of the Pythian as Dallas’ hot blues scene, local Dallas artists: Hafsa, Oshunfemi, and Purlie Gates offer the sounds of such greats as: Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Oak Cliff “T-Bone” Walker, and Huddie “Leadbelly” Williams from 8:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Special Guest appearance from Rev. Charles Stovall of Munger United Methodist Church, as the great Fats Waller. Tickets are $15, call 214-723-6030 for reservations.
Raising the claim for reparations for African descendants throughout the United States, N'COBRA, is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the economic, cultural, intellectual, political, social, and spiritual empowerment of black people.
The Pythian Temple was located along the Central Track, (known as Deep Ellum today).
According to local performance artist Hafsa, (Renee Miche’al), who works with youth throughout the metroplex, "It is important for the people of the community to know, understand, and recognize the contributions Blacks have made toward the Dallas we live in today.
The youth and all the people should know about the prosperous times of Blacks in Dallas so they may be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers and ‘do for themselves’, instead of depending on others."
N'COBRA is governed by local membership. through its, Board of Directors and Board of Elders.
The 20th Annual Convention will convene in Dallas at Mt. Tabor Family Life Center, 3700 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX75241,June 18-21, 2009.
For more information contact Fred Ghaffar at (214) 723-6030 or 214-607-6445 or e-mail Ghaffar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit N'COBRA website at www.ncobra.org.
CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON TO HOLD ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKSHOP IN DALLAS
“The Roadmap to Recovery” workshop will help North Texans access economic recovery funding
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will hold an economic recovery workshop, titled “The Roadmap to Recovery,” on Monday, April 20.
The workshop is designed to bring together representatives of financial organizations and federal and state agencies, who will share information on ways for North Texans to access economic recovery funding.
Three panels of agency representatives will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Agencies that have confirmed that they will be represented include:
· Internal Revenue Service
· Taxpayer Advocate Service
· Texas Department of Transportation
· U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
· U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
· U.S. Department of Labor
· U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
· U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
· U.S. General Services Administration
· U.S. Small Business Administration
· U.S. Social Security Administration
Financial organizations that are sending representatives include Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Small Business Development Center. John Podvin, an attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP, will speak about the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and newly-created Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP).
Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will also give remarks at the workshop.
To RSVP for the workshop, please call Congresswoman Johnson’s office in Dallas at (214) 922-8885 or e-mail email@example.com. To submit a question to the panelists, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying which agency or financial organization the question is directed to.
What: “The Roadmap to Recovery” workshop
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210