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Katrina Penny Harrison Pitre
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Our SUPERB WOMAN
Katrina Pennie Harrison Pitre
Katrina “Pennie” Pitre is the President and CEO of Skyline Ranch and Banquet Facility. Pennie has an outstanding record of service in this community. She has served on the board at St. Phillips School and Community Center, American Heart Association, Dallas County Foster Care and the Dallas International Street Ministries. A graduate of Bishop College where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pennie has a degree in Marketing and Marketing Management. A consummate professional, she also attended the University of North Texas and worked in sales at Neiman Marcus. Pennie is a joy to know and she is widely respected.
Texas reports more than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases as Tarrant County adds 22 deaths
Although state cases and deaths have declined in the last two weeks, Texas’ death toll remains the third highest in the country, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
This story, originally published in The Dallas Morning News, is reprinted as part of a collaborative partnership between The Dallas Morning News and Texas Metro News. The partnership seeks to boost coverage of Dallas’ communities of color, particularly in southern Dallas.
Remembering NABJ Founder
Paul Brock
11-Year-Old publishes First Book, joins growing market for Young Black Authors
Madelyn Modeste’s ‘Marielle Can’t Wait’ is helping fill void of books featuring Black authors and characters.
Juneteenth Celebration
THE ELITE NEWS &
THE BLAIR FOUNDATION
INVITES THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN AND ATTEND
THE DALLAS, TEXAS
 “INAUGURAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION MARCH & FESTIVAL”
THIS EVENT INCLUDES A 3 ½ MILE PARADE/ MARCH & FESTIVAL.
THE PARADE/MARCH STARTS AT THE “WILLIAM BLAIR JR. PARK” AND ENDS INSIDE OF FAIR PARK. THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE INSIDE THE FAIR PARK. CELEBRATING THE EMANCIPATION ANNIVERSARY OF ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE IN TEXAS. IT IS, AT THIS PERIOD IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WE SEEK UNIFICATION AND INCLUSIVESNESS OF ALL MANKIND.
Happy Birthday to you
March 15
Sly Stone*, Will.i.am, Mike Tomlin, Devonta Freeman, Olamide, Young Buck, Ben Okri, Ruth Bader Ginsburg*,
Black History Fact
Freedom’s Journal, first Black newspaper, published by John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish, 1827
City of Dallas – COVID
Hospital capacity in Dallas on March 13, 2021
DALLAS — Twenty-five hospitals on Friday reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers to Mayor Eric Johnson’s office.
Dallas hospitals are required to report the information pursuant to the City of Dallas emergency regulations enacted by Mayor Johnson during the local state of disaster. The reporting requirements are meant to provide data to decision-makers and information to the public regarding the medical community’s capacity to handle COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Here are the aggregate capacity totals for Saturday, as reported by the 25 hospitals:
  • Total Beds: 5,939
  • Beds occupied: 4,369
  • Total ICU beds: 924
  • ICU beds occupied:610
  • Total Ventilators: 1,074
  • Ventilators in use: 346

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