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Lynn McBee Dallas' Next Mayor? Mayor London Breed Stands in Solidarity with Paris & Other Community News
May 1, 2019

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Dallas Morning News Endorsed Mayoral Candidate Philanthropist, Lynn McBee flanked by Wendy Pryne of Blessed Bling, Sheila Ninowski of The Dallas Dream Team, Staffer Samantha Matthew (r) and Supporter Winsor Barbee President of The Marketing Collaborative (l) at Gateway Church founded by Pastor Robert Morris supporting Youth Believing in Change.
Dallas-On May 4th, Dallas may have its fourth female Mayor in Lynn McBee.  After a day volunteering at McBee's campaign headquarters, I saw her in action at  Gateway Church in North Dallas. Noting the Dallas Morning News endorsed McBee as Mayor, additional affirmation of her leadership came at the "Youth Believing in Change" event honoring philanthropists, Sylvia and Dennis Turnbull.  
McBee was the keynote speaker. She talked about "Youth Believing in Change(YBC)," the accomplishments of the Turnbull's raising over $3 million dollars in short order to sustain and stabilize YBC, and the amazing on-going life changing work of founders Vince and Angela Gaddis.  
I witnessed something rarely seen during the final days of a political campaign. McBee encouraged the audience to financially support YBC and she said she would lead the way with a gift of $5,000. Instead of asking for financial
McBee Campaign Staffer Samantha Matthews takes photo of McBee with YBC "Evening of Change" event attendees.
support for her campaign, the former research scientist & biotech executive, now head of a statewide educational non profit (and Texas is a big state), chose to give away money.  The President of The Marketing Collaborative in Dallas,  Winsor Barbee's introduction of McBee as a bold leader was affirmed at that very moment of the event.  What's the old saying, "putting your money where your mouth is?"
For more about McBee's initiatives that include 1) growing the police department 
Yes, McBee will grow the police department as an initiative; but this donut represents the wisdom of one of her supporters. Click image for details.
2) improving streets and Dallas' overall infrastructure and 3) improving the schools, visit   
Wright Enterprises may be within midst of the tale of two major cities that have women as Mayor,  San Francisco with Mayor London Breed and Dallas with possibly Mayor Lynn McBee.  
I first met Lynn McBee when she chaired the Dallas International Film Festival in 2012. She is described by many who have benefited from her 25 years of rolling up her sleeves as "a servant leader."  My 2012 article that included a mention of McBee was posted in W.E. Community Spotlight and the San Francisco BayView Newspaper.
Taste of Heaven on Earth eatZi's. One of the benefits of volunteering at the Lynn McBee for Mayor campaign. Click the image to see some of the mouth-watering fare. Not fair, you can't taste and see.
Volunteering for McBee's campaign, can be like "having your cake and eating it too," with eatZi's just down the street!  Bon Appétit!  Jackie Wright
San Francisco Stands in Solidarity with Sister City Paris
Mayor of "The Paris of the West," London Breed speakers to the Grace Cathedral audience gathered on Monday at the "Solidarity Concert for Notre Dame." (Photo by Johnnie Burrell of  Click Image for ABC report that includes the French Consul General and an organist who was playing the organ for mass when the fire broke out two weeks ago damaging the world renown historic christian church).
"San Francisco is proud to stand in solidarity with the people of Paris, our sister city, and the world to celebrate the beauty, spirit and resilience of Notre Dame de Paris," said Mayor Breed. "Watching Notre Dame burn was devastating, just as it was also horrible to witness a series of historic Louisiana churches burnt in recent arson attacks. Our houses of worship hold a special place for our cities and our people, and we are proud to support the people of Paris as they begin the work to rebuild the iconic monument in the heart of their city."  
Mayor London Breed in statement announcing the plans for the concert.
South African Wine & Investment Tour Fueled 
by UCLA's Black Bruins' Anti-Apartheid Strategists
SistercircleNoire leads the call to Africa:
Los Angeles Based Dr. Stephanie Ardrey To Speak in Cameroon, June 12-14, 2019.
Thanks to business consultant Kelly Armstrong of Artist Development Image Making for bringing the Cameroon Summit to the attention of Wright Enterprises.
����THE YEAR OF RETURN���� - It's an 8-day journey back to the Motherland! December 26, 2019 to January 5, 2020.  Contact 
Cardum Harmon & Adeshima (aka Dr. Marcus) Penn
R-Evolution: Dialogues in the Diaspora
Previous Wright Enterprises Africa related news:
South African Delegates at Successful California Black Chamber Ron Brown Economic Summit
Wanda Sabir_ Journalist and Columnist with the San Francisco BayView Newspaper.
Journalist Wanda Sabir Shares News of International Coalition to Commemorate the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP)
For Immediate Release 
(641) 715-3900 ext. 168123#
International Coalition to Commemorate the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP)
USA, April 15, 2019 - The International Coalition to Commemorate African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP) was formed in 2015 to organize activities that are designed to remember the millions of Africans who were sold, kidnapped, shipped then died along the route from Africa to the Americas.  ICCAAMP also honors and commemorates those who survived the transatlantic trafficking in African people known as the Maafa, Black Holocaust, and Middle Passage. 
ICCAAMP has proclaimed every second weekend in June (beginning in 2016) as the international commemoration to Remember the Ancestors of the Middle Passage - the Maafa, with simultaneous activities hosted by ICCAAMP members in African-descended communities across the United States and internationally. It will begin with prayers and the pouring of libation promptly at 12 noon ET on Saturday, and continued prayer services at Black religious and spiritual institutions on Sunday - this year the dates are June 8-9, 2019. For Complete Release Click HereICCAAMP Member Letter.

Courtesy of Tamara Walker of Citizen Film
Congratulations Judith Cohen...Another Great Production Underway
San Francisco Black Film Festival "Healing The World One Film at a Time."  And the Time is Now to Get Involved!  The San Francisco Black Film Festival Gives You a Tour of San Francisco with its various venues.   In keeping with the vision of the late founder Ave Montague, SFBFF gives voice to multi-cultural independent filmmakers who create films for and about the African Diaspora while giving exposure to Hollywood's stars and film experts. The legacy continues with Ms. Montague's son, Kali O'Ray and daughter-in-law Katera Crossley 
(Second generation Black legacy in San Francisco is a rare accomplishment). 
Sponsor, Donate and/or volunteer at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 14-17, 2019. Find out about the San Francisco National Coalition of 100 Black Women Doris Ward Workforce Development partnership with SFBFF. Contact Jackie Wright for sponsorship details, 415 525 0410,

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