Friday, August 24th


by Melissa Jones

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 7:53 AM


Sebastian Maniscalo will be performing at the Addison Improv through Sunday.
For show times and ticket information you can call  (972) 404-8501 or log onto
Give your school locker a make-over from basic to beautiful with high-fashion locker decorations that make it easy for you to have an amazing locker in no time!
LockerLookz gives you the power to express yourself through our unique mix-and-match locker design collections of wallpaper, bins, dry-erase boards, flowers and rugs. And, new for 2012: clocks, bows, curtains and more!
Albertsons Market has everything you need for your quick and easy meal solutions for the family on the go and is your official Tailgate headquarters for all of your football games.
Aug. 24-26 at the African-American Museum

Dallas - Award-winning authors, poets and artists will again come to Dallas for the tenth annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival. The free festival began in 2003 to promote literacy and highlight businesses and arts in south Dallas.

The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 with the Heart and Soul Tour of South Dallas historical sites and landmarks. Saturday, Aug. 25, book readings, storytelling, writing workshops, children’s programs, spoken word poetry, panel discussions and performances will be held at the African-American Museum in Fair Park.
The South Dallas Cultural Center will also host programs and workshops for teens and young adults. More than 30 local and regional authors will be participating, and books and merchandise will also be for sale. The event concludes on Sunday, Aug. 26 with the Sunday Gospel Brunch at the Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 3203 Holmes St.
This year’s Tulisoma authors include:
Shella Gillus: By age 10 she wrote her first chapter book, a three-act play and performed in several theatrical shows. As a teenager, she wrote and performed in plays for her local church and organized a series of summer self-esteem workshops for underprivileged youth in south Tucson. Here fiction debut, The Loom is described as a “colorful tale of love linked to a lie and the discovery that life is not always black or white.” Shella has made two appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney: Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas Arlington, he is the author of Black Police in America and editor of Charleston’s Avery Center: From Education and Civil Rights to Preserving the African-American Experience and co-editor of Essays on the American Civil Rights Movement. He is now completing a social and political history of African Americans in Dallas for Texas A & M University Press.
Dorothy Newton: Author of Silent Tears, an autobiography about her struggle with domestic violence at the hands of her Super Bowl Champion celebrity husband. Raised near New Orleans in a blended family as one of six children, Newton was surrounded by abuse and living in poverty. Newton’s gripping story takes readers on a personal journey through betrayal, abuse, survival, recovery and finally victory.
Carleen Brice: Author of the novel Orange Mint and Honey, later a Lifetime Movie called Sins of the Mother and winner of a 2011 NAACP Image Award. She is also the author of Lead Me Home: an African American’s Guide through the Grief Journey; and Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color. In 2008, she won the Breakout Author of the Year Award from the African American Literary Awards Show and in 2009 received the First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Lisa Green of Coupon Girls LA’s Top 5 Couponing Mistakes People Make
1.      Not looking for coupons that can be doubled and/or tripled, and not knowing your grocery store’s policy on coupons. Read the fine print! Print store policies out and, if you have a binder (Green recommends this), make a special section for policies so you can pull it out and use it if you need to. And don’t forget to “stack” your coupons, meaning using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store’s coupon at the same time. While you can never use two manufacture coupons on the same item, you can “stack” the manufacture coupon with a store coupon for the same product and save even more. Most people don’t know they can stack coupons.
2.      Failing to order coupon inserts or utilize the local paper’s weekly coupons. If you don’t look for them, they won’t fall into your lap. Use all available resources, stresses Green.
3.      Prioritizing coupons incorrectly. Green says you get the biggest bang for your buck when you use coupons that make an item free, rather than at a reduced cost. Go to these first. And always look for “BOGO” (buy one, get one free) sales at your local store.
4.      Using coupons too soon. Remember that you can use coupons even if an item is on sale – and doing so at the same time gives you the biggest savings. Wait for a store’s sale to play that coupon.
5.      Being disorganized. Everyone has the ability to save big, says Green, but the ones who are successful are the ones who get organized. She recommends a binder system with tabs to make it an easy-to-use process for finding coupons and sales that will get your family ahead in the grocery game.
One of the biggest rookie mistakes of all? Too much buying! Remember that something is not a good deal for you if you are not going to use it, says Green. Don’t fall into the trap, and remember to only buy items you will use……UNLESS they are items that can be bought and donated to a group that does need them, such as a local church or food pantry. Put your newfound superhero buying skills to use for good, and help someone else!
About Lisa Green:
Lisa Green and Lakynn Taylor are Extreme Coupon Experts. Mrs. Green and Ms. Taylor have been featured on TLC Extreme Couponing Season 3.
CouponGirlsLa have an educational website, and teach Extreme Couponing Classes.
Mrs Green has always couponed but several years ago she transitioned to Extreme Couponing. This was due to the fact that her family finances drastically changed. Mrs. Green was a home-maker who always had to stretch her budget to make ends-meet.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans La. Mrs. Green's husband worked for a government agency and decided he could longer do his current job because of the horrific circumstances in New Orleans. The family's income dropped by $3000 a month. Mrs. Green's grown children moved home and soon her finances were not adequate to pay her household bills and buy food for the six family members. Mrs. Green decided to start Extreme Couponing.
After 6 months Mrs. Green's family had enough food and household products to sustain them for a year. After succeeding in feeding her family Mrs. Green and Mrs. Taylor decided to teach other people how to save money.
The two women started a website CouponGirlsLa , and taught Extreme Couponing classes.
VISIONS: The Women’s Expo at Dallas Market Hall Aug. 25-26, 2012
VISIONS: The Women’s Expo brings shopping, beauty, fashion and fun to Dallas Market Hall Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. The largest and oldest event in the southwest dedicated to women brings to Dallas Market Hall shopping, bargains, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics, travel, vacation and free health & beauty screenings. Don’t miss the Coupon Girls LA from TLC’s “Extreme Couponing,” and local style expert Victoria Snee, who will be discussing how to look your best with her book, The Beauty Buzz. High-profile chefs include Melody Fitzgerald with Southern Breeze Market Café, John Franke with Whiskey Cake and Grant Morgan of The Ranch at Las Colinas. Attendees can indulge themselves with facials, hair styling, gourmet food tasting, teeth whitening, free and fun entertainment, attend fashion shows and dance performances, and enrich their soul with a number of volunteer opportunities. So grab your girlfriends, bring your family, and get ready to have fun, shop, sample and taste. Now in its 23rd year, VISIONS introduces cutting-edge products, services, education and entertainment as a beacon of ideas and shopping for women in Texas. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults on Saturday, $5 for adults on Sunday and FREE for children under 12 both days. For $3 off admission on Sunday, bring a new or gently used handbag to donate to the VISIONS charity beneficiary, Attitudes & Attire. More information is available at
WHAT:            VISIONS: The Women’s Expo at Dallas Market Hall
WHEN:            Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
                        Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:          Dallas Market Hall – 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
WHO:              Beauty, fashion and fun in hundreds of displays to shop, engage and enjoy, including fashion, food, entertainment, bargains, cosmetics, travel, vacation, and free health screenings. Attendees can indulge in free facials, free hair styling, dynamic presentations, culinary ideas, and more.
WHY:              For 23 years, VISIONS: The Women’s Expo has introduced cutting-edge products, services, education and entertainment. The expo continues to be a beacon of ideas and shopping for women in Texas
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