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By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Heavily invested in the world of medicine, the University of Texas at Arlington displays its wares at every turn,

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The Bounce Back: Black history revisited

By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Writer In 1787 America’s forefathers decided that every enslaved African — pretty much every descendant of Africa in the New

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Is it predetermined when our time is up?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist After reading my column on Our Mother Of Mercy Church Member Jerome “Jerry” Lefede Thomas, longtime friend Merle Ozenne emailed me the following ...
The Bounce Back: No. I don’t have a baby mama
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Columnist I ran into a childhood friend a few weeks ago — one of those rare old friends who doesn’t know my whole life story from Facebook ...
Ah sweet mystery of life I’ve found thee
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “Make it real!” The first time I heard Jerome “Jerry” Thomas, Sr. say that in church before Sunday Mass, I did a double take, trying to assess ...
Whom do you claim as your mentor
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “I am not a saint!” was Nelson Mandela’s reaction to those who sang the praises of his virtues. Most impressive of all were his total ...
In praise of Black women who don’t hear it enough
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Columnist 2012 wasn’t the best year for African-American women. It seemed like every week brought a new article about how they’re the least desirable women in America. ...
Radium, a deadly killer or select healer
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist How is it that doctors use the same cancer-causing radiation to heal cancer through radiation? Questions like this cross one’s mind while lying under a protecting/aiming ...
I suffer from ‘oppressia’
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Writer I went to my doctor yesterday to get some medication. I suffer from a distinct, untreatable disease. I’m Black and I suffer from Oppressia. Just let ...
Christmas, the gift that keeps giving
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Sometimes surreptitious and sneaky, at times in-your-face and boisterous, love is here, there and everywhere. It is known to hit you with great force and sweep ...

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