Guide Right Foundation of Dallas

Guide Right Foundation of Dallas Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc. The GRFD is a Texas not for profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Established in 1984, the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas (GRF) is a Texas not for profit organization committed to strengthen the inner city community from within by providing community services, organizational support and educational scholarships for disadvantaged youth men and citizens in the city of Dallas.

The GRFD is proud to be an initial supporter of this success story. ,  ,  ,
03/03/2022

The GRFD is proud to be an initial supporter of this success story.
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As poor kids growing up in Pleasant Grove, 10-year-old Randy Bowman and his siblings raced to Pemberton Hill Park on summer days because volunteers were often...

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09/05/2021

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Apply to any number of 65 HBCUs with the Common Black College Application at the same time for only $20 at www.commonblackcollegeapp.com.

We were extremely pleased to be able to present four deserving young men with college scholarships and laptops as they b...
06/28/2021

We were extremely pleased to be able to present four deserving young men with college scholarships and laptops as they begin their college careers. . , ,

The Guide Right Foundation is a proud supporter of Paul Quinn College.  The GRFD congratulates, President Michael Sorrel...
06/16/2021

The Guide Right Foundation is a proud supporter of Paul Quinn College. The GRFD congratulates, President Michael Sorrell, Dean of Men, Maurice West and the entire PQC family on its successful "reintroduction" to the D/FW metroplex and our community. , , , , ,

Paul Quinn College, like most nationwide, was forced to shut down its campus to students because of the pandemic. President Michael Sorrell talked with...

Join us for our annual tournament and help us help our kids.  Sign up for the 6th Annual IJUSTGOTHIT.com Fore Our Youth ...
05/04/2021

Join us for our annual tournament and help us help our kids. Sign up for the 6th Annual IJUSTGOTHIT.com Fore Our Youth Golf Scramble on Friday, June 18th at Cedar Crest Golf Course! Our tournament continues to grow into one of the best amateur tournaments in the city. It is the #1 fundraiser for our Academic Achievement Awards Scholarship Program too. Visit our website and take advantage of our early bird registration fee! https://www.planmygolfevent.com/35704-GRFD_6thAnnualGolfScramble/

The   is proud to have been a supporter of this much needed educational support system since Day 1. Congratulations to R...
02/22/2021

The is proud to have been a supporter of this much needed educational support system since Day 1. Congratulations to Randy Bowman and the continued progress of ! , , ,

At Last! will be a home-away-from-home for parents to send their kids to when they want them to succeed, but lack the resources to make it happen.

02/09/2021

Leading by example...the young men of Kappa League-Dallas. , , ,

A great story on a great organization by a great member of Kappa Alpha Psi, that addresses a great need.  ,  ,  ,  ,  , ...
02/03/2021

A great story on a great organization by a great member of Kappa Alpha Psi, that addresses a great need.
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With a nonprofit component, new edtech venture Black Tutors of Social Media expands learning assistance for D-FW students of color beyond the classroom...

The GRFD continues to make moves, even in the middle of a pandemic. On Friday Jan 8th, 2021 we closed on the property ne...
01/16/2021

The GRFD continues to make moves, even in the middle of a pandemic. On Friday Jan 8th, 2021 we closed on the property next door to our current facility. The GRFD purchased 2527 MLK Blvd from the Estate of (past S G Rho national officer) Quindonnell Robertson.
With this purchase, this enlarges our "footprint" on a major thoroughfare in South Dallas and it will allow us to have a greater impact within the community.
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The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc. is proud to partner with True Kitchen & Kocktails for their Christmas Toy Dri...
12/05/2020

The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc. is proud to partner with True Kitchen & Kocktails for their Christmas Toy Drive.
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On this Thursday, the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc.will be participating in our 8th North Texas Giving Day! Spr...
09/14/2020

On this Thursday, the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc.will be participating in our 8th North Texas Giving Day! Spread the word by forwarding this message or the Facebook link so we can reach our fundraising goal.

The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc. (GRFD) believes in supporting the causes of education and mentoring by supporting our award-winning, nationally recognized Kappa League program. We are looking for 200 individuals, who will give at least $50, as a tax-deductible donation, to the GRFD on Thursday, September 17th, through the North Texas Giving Day, in order to help us reach our goal of $10,000. (GRFD Board Members are being asked to lead this fundraising effort by example with a donation of at least $100.)

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/guide-right-foundation-of-dallas-inc

Your donation will be matched by a certain percentage as well. So when you give on that day, the Communities Foundation of Texas will also give to the GRFD. Visit https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/ to find our more about this event.

This is how you can help...
1a) Go to the website TODAY and schedule your gift in advance
1b) Or go to the website on Thursday, September 17th
2) Make a donation of at least $50
3) Spread the word to other Nupes, other Greeks, other friends or anybody that wants to give.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Byron C. Lattimore, Chairman
Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc.

I just gave through NorthTexasGivingDay.org! Join me and make an impact today!

We're still playing and raising money for our scholarships and mentoring programs.Join us on Friday, July 31!You can reg...
07/13/2020

We're still playing and raising money for our scholarships and mentoring programs.
Join us on Friday, July 31!
You can register at...

https://www.planmygolfevent.com/33224-Guide_Right_Dallas_Golf_Scramble/index.html

We are taking all precautions and recommendations as it relates to COVID-19 as well.

Please join us for our 5th annual "Fore" Our Youth Golf Scramble to benefit the The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc on Friday, July 31, 2020 We will ha...

Greetings,The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc. joins our city and county leadership in encouraging everyone to adh...
03/28/2020

Greetings,

The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc. joins our city and county leadership in encouraging everyone to adhere to the current "Shelter at Home" directive. We want you to stay safe and do your part to help mitigate the spread of this virus.

We are diligently monitoring the developing situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it may have on our tournament. We will follow the directives of our local civic leaders and medical professionals to determine if we need to reschedule the tournament.

Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this difficult time.

Best Regards,

Tracy Mays
Tournament Chairman

The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas is proud to support Randy Bowman and his innovative, urban education vision, AtLast...
11/17/2019

The Guide Right Foundation of Dallas is proud to support Randy Bowman and his innovative, urban education vision, AtLast!
Yesterday, during the construction walkthru, the GRFD made its 2nd installment on our financial committment.
It is going to be an outstanding, kid-friendly facility. ,

Next Thursday is our 6th North Texas Giving Day! You can give on Thursday or you can give in advance now!  Watch the vid...
09/14/2019

Next Thursday is our 6th North Texas Giving Day! You can give on Thursday or you can give in advance now! Watch the video to see how.

This is "North Texas Giving Day 2019 :30 Scheduled Giving" by Communities Foundation of Texas on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people…

We have a new team, new facility and new energy for this year's youth program. If you have a young man aged 12-17 that i...
09/02/2019

We have a new team, new facility and new energy for this year's youth program. If you have a young man aged 12-17 that is interested, bring him to the Kappa League -Dallas Informational Meeting. , , ,

It’s that time again!! Accepting young men grades 6th -12th to join our Kappa League Mentoring program.

Although he has been a long time supporter, we still offer our extreme thanks to Roland Parrish for his generosity to th...
08/11/2019

Although he has been a long time supporter, we still offer our extreme thanks to Roland Parrish for his generosity to the the GRFD!

Even with the cooler weather this was our best and most successful tournament ever! Thanks to everyone who thought like ...
05/11/2019

Even with the cooler weather this was our best and most successful tournament ever! Thanks to everyone who thought like we did that the rain would hold off just long enough for us to get a round in. Your support of this event helps us help our youth in the way of our mentoring program and scholarships.
Special thanks to the entire tournament committee, led by Tracy Mays. We'll see you next year!

03/03/2019

Kayla Willis, a Black high schooler in Georgia, went viral after posting a picture that included a list of the 31 colleges she got accepted by.

We definitely need more Black men in the classroom. ,
01/30/2019

We definitely need more Black men in the classroom.
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Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys. Back …

In this season of giving, the GRFD thanks Millie Ferguson (widow) and Stephanie Ferguson Hawthorne (Daughter) for their ...
12/22/2018

In this season of giving, the GRFD thanks Millie Ferguson (widow) and Stephanie Ferguson Hawthorne (Daughter) for their generosity in establishing the initial fundraising campaign for a new scholarship to be named for Floyd Ferguson. This is a great way to honor his life, legacy and contributions to Kappa Alpha Psi and it will ensure that his memory is kept alive and impact lives for years to come. , ,

Happy Thanksgiving from the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc.
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas, Inc.

09/21/2018

Thanks to everyone who participated in the North Texas Giving Day on yesterday and took time to make donation to the GRFD to help support our programs like Kappa League Dallas. Our 5th year of participation was one of our best ase we raised $5051!
Next year we hope to do a lot more with your help. On behalf of the boys we are helping to mold into men, we say thanks again! , , , ,

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03/15/2018

Good info.

Rising tuition costs don't have to be a barrier to earning your degree. Click through to read more about the scholarships and grants available to you.

Today is the day!Please consider making a tax deductible donation of $50 to the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas  This i...
09/14/2017

Today is the day!
Please consider making a tax deductible donation of $50 to the Guide Right Foundation of Dallas This is a one day event so you can only make your donation right now through midnight, Thurs, Sept 14 during the North Texas Day of Giving campaign.

Just click on the link to go directly to our dedicated webpage.

https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/guide-right-foundation-of-dallas-inc

Be one of the 200 to help us reach our goal of $10000 today and help us to help young African-American men become future leaders and achievers. Thanks for your support!

www.guiderightdallas.org

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Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., activist, was born in Virginia on this date in 1865.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott began publishing the Chicago Defender, the city's first Black newspaper, on this date in 1905.

James A. Bland, writer of over 600 songs including "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," Virginia's state song as of 1940, died in 1911.

Moneta Sleet, Jr. won the "Pulitzer Prize" in photography on this date in 1969. Sleet was awarded the "Pulitzer Prize" for a photograph of Mrs. Coretta Scott King and daughter, Bernice, at Dr. King's funeral.

The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY, celebrated its 50-year anniversary on this date in 1985.

Eugene Antonio Marino was installed as the first Black Archbishop in the United States in 1988.

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Macon B. Allen, the first Black licensed to practice law in the United States, passed his law examination in Worcester, MA, on this date in 1845.

Septima Poinsetta Clark, civil rights activist, was born on this date in 1898. Clark received the "Living Legacy Award" from President Jimmy Carter.

Canada Lee, boxer, radio host, and actor who is famous for his appearance as "Bigger" in the play Native Son, was born on this date in 1907. Lee made appearances in Alfred Hitchcock films.

James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul, was born near Barnwell, SC, on this date in 1933.

Shelly v. Kraemer was decided by the Supreme Court on this date in 1948. The ruling provided that no state or federal court could enforce restrictive covenants that prevent individuals from owning or occupying property due to their race.

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Nannie Burroughs, spiritual leader and civil rights activist, was born in Orange, VA, on this date in 1879.

The first game of the National Negro Baseball League was played in Indianapolis, IN, on this date in 1920. The Indianapolis ABC played the Chicago Giants.

Rev. Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. became the first Black student admitted to Vanderbilt University's Divinity School on this date in 1953.

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Asa Philip Randolph called on 100,000 Blacks to march on Washington, DC, on this date in 1941. The march, in protest of discrimination in the military and in the war industry, was scheduled for July 1, 1941.

Mrs. Emma Clarissa Clement, of Louisville, KY, became the first Black woman to be named "American Mother of the Year" by the Golden Rule Foundation on this date in 1946.

Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black person to win a "Pulitzer Prize." Brooks won the award for her book, Annie Allen, on this date in 1950.

Emlen "The Gremlin" Tunnell was signed by the New York Giants as Assistant Coach on this date in 1963-the first Black to serve in this position in the NFL.

Paul Laurence Dunbar, renowned poet and novelist, was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp on this date in 1975.

Marcelite J. Harris, was promoted to Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force on this date in 1991. Harris was the first Black female general of the Air Force.

Rickey Henderson became Major League Baseball's all-time leader in stolen bases on this date in 1991. His 939 steals broke Lou Brock's previous record. A year later, to the day, Henderson recorded his 1000th career stolen base.

Alexis M. Herman became the first Black U.S. Secretary of Labor on this date in 1997.

Former Black Panther Party leader, Eldridge Cleaver, died on this date in 1998.

BIRTHDAYS
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Bessie Coleman, the first licensed Black aviator, was killed in an airplane accident on this date in 1926.

Isaiah Thomas, NBA legend, was born in Chicago on this date in 1961.

Robert C. Maynard bought the Oakland Tribune on this date in 1983. Maynard was the first Black to own a major daily metropolitan newspaper.

The final episode of the Cosby show aired on this date in 1992. This series ran for eight years and was frequently the highest rated television show in America.

BIRTHDAYS
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4/29

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, legendary composer and bandleader, was born in Washington, DC, on this date in 1899. Ellington is famous for his songs: "Take the A Train," "Mood Indigo," and "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" among others. He was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp on this date in 1986.

Parren James Mitchell, first black elected to Congress from Maryland, was born in this date in 1922.

Alex P. Haley won the "Pulitzer Prize" for Roots on this date in 1977.

Harold Washington was sworn in as the first Black mayor of Chicago, IL, on this date in 1983.

The LA Rebellion, sparked by the acquittal of four white LAPD officers in the beating of Rodney King, began on this date in 1992. At least 50 people were killed, thousands were injured, and there were estimates of up to one billion dollars in property damage.

BIRTHDAYS
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The Supreme Court ruled, on this date in 1941, that railroad facilities for Blacks must be substantially equal to those of whites. This Jim Crow case was brought by Congressman Arthur W. Mitchell.

Chicago attorney, W. Robert Ming, the first Black to chair a major national veterans organization, was elected Chairman of the American Veterans Committee on this date in 1957.

The WBA and the New York State Athletic Commission stripped Muhammad Ali of his World Heavyweight Boxing title for refusing to enter the Armed Forces on this date in 1967.

Gloria Naylor won the "American Book Award" for best novel for her work, The Women of Brewster Place, on this date in 1983.

Floyd B. McKissick, North Carolina attorney and National Director of CORE died in Durham, NC, on this date in 1991.

Lee P. Brown was nominated Director of the Office of National Drug Policy on this date in 1993. His nomination, by President Bill Clinton, was the first for a Black in this position.

BIRTHDAYS
Jessica Alba, actress
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Maggie Lena Walker became President of the St. Luke Bank and Trust in Richmond, VA on this date in 1903.

Coretta Scott King, activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Marion, AL, on this date in 1927.

The African nation of Togo gained its independence on this date in 1960.

The African nation of Sierra Leone gained its independence on this date in 1961. Dr. Milton Margai served as its first Prime Minister.

Kwame Nkrumah, African statesman and the first President of Ghana, died in exile at age 62 in Conarky, Guinea, on this date in 1972.

Charles Alston, a painter who is famous for illustrating Black contributions to medicine through a mural in the Harlem Hospital in New York, died in New York on this date in 1972.

Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in the country's first Democratic Election for all of its citizens on this date in 1994.

BIRTHDAYS
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William L. Dawson, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, the first Black Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and the first Black Congressman to chair a standing Congressional Committee, was born in Albany, GA, on this date in 1886.

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, known as "Mother of the Blues," was born in Columbus, GA, on this date in 1886. Among others, Rainey recorded with Louis Armstrong.

Sarah Boone, inventor, patented the Ironing Board on this date in 1892. Patent # 473,653.

William "Count" Basie, jazz pianist and musician died in Hollywood, FL, on this date in 1984.

Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson, educator, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, humanitarian, and founder of the United Negro College Fund, died on this date in 1988.

BIRTHDAYS
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W. B. Purvis, inventor, patented a Paper Bag Fastening Device on this date in 1882. Patent # 256,856.

Ella Fitzgerald, famed jazz singer known for her "skat" style of singing, was born in Newport News, VA, on this date in 1918.

The United Negro College Fund is founded on this date in 1944, largely due to the influence of Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute and an impassioned advocate of the right to education.

Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche, Mary McLeod Bethune, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Walter Francis White attended the conference in San Francisco, CA, that led to the founding of the United Nations on this date in 1945.

Charles Cooper became the first Black player to sign with the NBA (Boston Celtics) on this date in 1950. He, along with Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, played his first game on October 22, 1950-one day after Earl Lloyd became the first Black to play in a NBA game.

Dexter Gordon, jazz saxophonist passed away on this date in 1990.

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The Medico-Chirurgical Society, the oldest Black medical association in the United States, was formed in Washington, DC, on this date in 1884. This group was founded because the AMA refused to allow Black physicians into their group.

Augustus Tolton was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in Rome and then assigned to America on this date in 1886. Tolton is considered by some to be the first Black Priest since both James and Patrick Healy had a white father and a mulatto mother.

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was founded by Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson on this date in 1944. This non-profit organization supports historically Black colleges and universities.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill admitted its first Black student on this date in 1951.

James M. Rodger, Jr., the first black to be named National Teacher of the Year is honored at a White House ceremony on this date in 1972.

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