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Community Calendar: Week of August 9th

August 9-15

111th National NAACP Convention. Over the course of two weeks, the NAACP Virtual Convention will provide two modules, one tailored to our members, and another open to our supporters and activists at large to convene critical discussions. For more information:

August 9

Andrew’s World with host Andrew Whigham III on 8 am-10 am. Tune in for thought-provoking, enlightening, informative, and entertaining news and commentary. Join the conversation at 646-200-0459 on Andrew’s World.

Drive-Thru Back To School Giveaway, Dayspring Church, 507 W. Road To Six Flags St. Arlington. 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Free backpacks, school supplies & Blessing Box (food box) for all K-12th grade students. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED while supplies last. On site Registration only.


A Message For You. I Messenger Media is continuing to provide thought-provoking, informative, enlightening and entertaining news, and commentary. 1 pm. Live on Facebook at TexasMetroNews and

NAACP Youth Works Chair Nevels invites YOU to “Secure the Bag: Money Matters – Part 1” on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 6:00-7:15 pm via Zoom. We will explore money management, entrepreneurship, investment options, and credit worthiness in a three-part workshop series. Register now:

August 10-14

Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence 5 Day Bootcamp: Three sessions hosted by Walmart, E/evate,  and Headstorm. Learn how Netflix knows what you want to watch, how self-driving cars and smart speakers work, and more. Free online sessions for 20 Dallas High School Students. Apply:

August 10


A Message For You, hosted by Ashley Moss, a Pointer Koch Fellow with I Messenger Media, LLC. Live on Facebook at TexasMetroNews and at 11 am-1 pm. Questions? Call 646-200-0459.

Project Unity Presents: Together We Dine Virtual. Via Zoom, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. Following an introduction of fellowship, facilitators will lead interactive small-group discussions about race and current events. Register: Zoom call info will be emailed.

Marvelous Marriage Mondays at Friendship-West Baptist Church 2020 W. Wheatland Rd. 7:00 pm-8 pm.  Helping Marriages be More Marvellous! This is a ministry of the Covenant Keepers which is the Marriage Community of Friendship-West Baptist Church. Register online at

August 11

Back To School Immunizations – Feria de Regreso a Clases Vacunas Gratis. Grand Prairie Family YMCA, 4556 S. Carrier Pkwy. 9:00 am-11:00 am. Tickets: This is a first come first served event, limited to 50 Reservations. Meningitis Vaccine available. One RSVP per person.


A Message For You, with Anthony Council, A Morehouse student, and I Messenger Media intern. Anthony brings that perspective from those born this century. Live on Facebook at TexasMetroNews and Join in on the conversation.

August 12

Texas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum Virtual Series. Texas Women’s Foundation in celebrating and recognizing the amazing leadership of our Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Award recipients during a six-part series featuring each awardee. Moderated by Jana Etheridge from Capital One and featuring Karla Garcia. 10:00 am.

A Message For You, The Stimulus Show from 11 am-1 pm. Live on Facebook at TexasMetroNews and Call in and join the conversation at 646-200-0459.

Hollywood Live! With Michael “Hollywood” Hernandez and co-host Shavonda “With a V” Fields, from 2 pm-4 pm.


Meet A Black Mental Health Professional: We Are Here, hosted by Dr, Tanisha Guy & Megan Pickens, LPC-S. 7 pm-9 pm. A two-hour event will introduce you to 20 Black mental health professionals. Register: 

August 13

A Message For You, hosted by Allana Barefield, a Pointer Koch Fellow with I Messenger Media, LLC. Live on Facebook at TexasMetroNews and at 11 am-1 pm. Questions? Call 646-200-0459.

Food Drive Hosted by Trinity Church 1231 E. Pleasant Run Rd., Cedar Hill 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Every Thursday evening Trinity Church hosts a food drive. The more groceries they get, the more They are able to give away! Info: (972) 291-2501 or

SIP and Eat with LaShante‘ “The Lifestyle Chef.” LaShante Williams, Every Thursday at 7 pm CST on FB live and IG live and

Gregory Porter and Ledisi Live. At The Theater at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, 7:00 pm-11:30 pm. Tickets: Now On Sale – Show Date: Thurs. August 13, 2020. Date is subject to change.

SoulJazz Thursday Under The Stars feat. Natural Change at 813 Sandaga, 813 Exposition Ave 8:00 pm-12:00 am Bring your own lawn chairs and come enjoy the sounds of Natural Change under the stars. Food Truck, BBQ, Hookahs, and Cigars. Doors open at 8 pm. There is limited seating available. More info: visit or email

August 14

Positive Reflections Ministry Free Groceries (Includes meat, non-perishables goods & produce while supplies last) Pick up location: Pleasant Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1910 N. St Augustine Rd. Dallas from 9 am to 1 pm. Call 214-208-5536

From Marva with Love with Marva Sneed 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

Online Spiritual Care Sessions with Rev. Dr. Melanie Harris Fridays at 1 pm via Zoom. Friendship-West Baptist Church. Join in on the session by clicking the link below and make sure you enter the access code. Access Code: 856 703 6848.

Friendship-West Presents Spiritual Care. Hosted by Be Made Whole Counseling Center. Fridays, Spiritual Care of our souls helps to encourage us through difficult times. 1:00 pm CDT via Zoom: Click the link below and make sure you enter the access code. Access Code: 856 703 6848.

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