“I was able to put the paper behind young African American women who wanted to ascend to power and help lead in a political way to make our communities and the world better,” said Sun Reporter Publisher Amelia Ashley Ward (center), accompanied by San Francisco Mayor London Breed (left) and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
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Kamala Harris, London Breed Help Sun Reporter Newspaper Celebrate 75th Anniversary

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Sun-Reporter was founded in 1944 and it quickly became a social and political advocate for African Americans on issues like civil rights, discrimination, housing and education as well as a vital source of information at a time when there was little media coverage of Blacks in the mass media. […read more]

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Currently, Byron Bradford (pictured) is facing two opponents in his bid for Place 5 on the Plano City Council. Ron Kelley and Shelby Williams are also on the ballot for the election which will be decided on May 4. (PHOTO: Briget Murphy/NDG)
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After serving country for 28 years, Bradford seeks to serve residents of Plano

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The upcoming municipal elections will not be Byron Bradford’s first go-around in the political arena. During the 2018 election cycle, Bradford challenged Republican Duncan Webb for the Precinct 4 chair on the Collin County Commissioners Court. He fell 5 points short in that bid against an incumbent who had run unopposed twice previously, but says the experience prepared him well for future runs. […read more]

Irving High School Aviation Science students include: (From left to right) Gabriel Sanchez (senior), Caleb Fancher (junior), Javier Ramirez (senior), Jason Bernal (senior), Anthony Stahl (junior), Erika Gamboa (junior), Angie Maravi Campos (junior) and Craig Heckel (sponsor and the program’s coordinator), are from Irving High School's aviation science who worked on the Real Life Design Challenge. (Photo credit: Irving Independent School District)
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Irving students take flight to new adventures

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The industry is trying to grow, and it can’t grow because there are not enough people coming in the front door to match the people who are going out of the back door,” said Craig Heckel, program coordinator for Irving High School of aviation science. “…they were going to the colleges to do recruiting but that wasn’t good enough. So now they are going to the high schools to start these programs to get people interested, and let them know there is a huge umbrella of aviation that you can work in: electronics, computer programming, or be a fireman under aviation.” […read more]

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Jazz, Fall Festival and Red River Showdown in DFW this week

NORTH DALLAS GAZETTE — With temperatures north of 90 degrees, it may not feel like Fall in Dallas yet, but this week’s entertainment calendar is filled with plenty of fall traditions for DFW. Few are more anticipated than the Red River Showdown between the University of Texas vs. Oklahoma game at the State Fair of Texas. But rest assured there are plenty of options for the non-sports families. […read more]