Information on upcoming elections dates and dealines.
Resources for parents and children to define and address racial disparities and how to overcome them.
Crucial conversations that lead to learning, understanding and healing.
It’s through our stories that we truly begin to see who someone is and what it took to stand where they stand.
We are concerned about the growth and sustainability of minority-owned businesses in our local community and have provided some businesses below that we encourage you to show your patronage to.
Education & Resources
Books, podcasts and movies that help define race in America
Our country is at a crossroads. After seeing the publicly televised murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, MN, a cry for justice and change in our Nation has risen to unprecedented levels. The church is not exempt from the calls for this change and must take the lead. As followers of Christ we are commanded to seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. As the Apostle Paul states, God gave us all the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:19).
To help facilitate change in both the hearts of men and the laws of this nation, we’ve created the following guide. We feel that by focusing on Exposing Early, Exchanging Experiences, Embracing Empathy, Economic Impact and Education we can foster ongoing and lasting change in America.
Our church is a diverse community of believers from all racial and social backgrounds. No matter what ethnicity you are, we have built this site to spark conversation, foster new ideas and provide resources to help you make a difference in our community.
Racism and oppression can be dismantled by two distinct ways. 1) Changing the condition of hearts to judge a person based on their character and not the color of their skin. 2) Changing laws that are designed to keep people oppressed in a system of injustice and with lack of opportunity.
While we are committed to attacking both, we are firmly committed to making sure that our voices are heard at the voting booths. Below you will find information that will not only help you make sure you are registered to vote and where to exercise your right to, you will also find a list of local, state and national candidates and ways to contact them.
While we realize there are a myriad of issues that are important to our nation, right now we are primarily focused on the rights and privileges of minorities and police reform in black and brown communities.
We encourage you to ask each candidate to list out for you, “What is your platform for black and brown people in the United States?” and “What is your platform for police reform in the United States?“
Last Day to Register to Vote
Monday, October 5, 2020*
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
Monday, October 19, 2020
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, October 23, 2020
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
Friday, October 30, 2020
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)
November 3, 2020
Not sure if you’re registered to vote?
Check your voter registration status HERE
If you have not registered to vote you can do so online HERE
**Upon filling out you must print it, sign it, and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence
Need personalized voting information?
**See whats on your local ballot, candidates views on voting topics and more HERE
You can also get an in person application at:
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102 McKinney 75069
(972) 547-1990 Phone
1520 Round Table Drive Dallas 75247
(469) 627-8683 Phone
Denton County Elections Administration
701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101
Denton, TX 76208
Early Voting Locations:
Election Day Voting Centers:
Frequently Asked Questions:
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Census results affect your community every day.
- School lunches.
- Plans for highways.
- Support for firefighters and families in need.
- The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
- Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
- The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
Your voice counts. Shape your future and take the census today!
We’ve all seen social media posts of children of very young ages naturally expressing love and friendship with children of other races. It is naturally in us all from birth to love one another as Christ loved the church. Unfortunately, as children get older they encounter the harsh reality of racism in our world. One of our goals of Exposing Early is to provide a safe space for our parents to educate their children on racial disparities and how to overcome them. Simply putting our head in the sand and acting as if it doesn’t exist will not solve the problem.
Please use this resource to help your child understand that they are their brother’s keeper as well as be prepared for tough conversations that are necessary with your children through every stage of their life. We have been intentional in separating this content by age group to ensure that your child is exposed to material suitable for their stage of development. And please make sure your kiddo and student check out the sections made for kids and teenagers by kids and teenagers.
Student Panel on Race and Injustice in America
Articles and Blogs for Children
Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism from our friends at Parent Cue.
Children’s Books to Consider
Educational Resources Parents & Adults
How to be an Anti-Racist
“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it,” writes professor Ibram X. Kendi. This is the essence of antiracism: the action that must follow both emotional and intellectual awareness of racism. Explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean.
Crucial conversations are an essential part of learning, understanding and healing. Here you’ll find resources to help foster conversations and get answers you need. Whether with city officials, among friends or with people who we have no point of reference for, let’s talk about race in America. Talking leads to thinking; thinking leads to action. Action leads to change.
Jim Crow and Racism Explained
Uncomfortable conversations with a black man
Holy Post – Race in America Veggie Tales CEO
Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’
Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi on how to become aware of privilege
The Pandemic of a Culture: It’s Everybody’s Issue with Bishop T.D. Jakes & Carl Lentz
Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist, at UC Berkeley
Jim Crow of the North (full documentary)
It’s through our stories that we truly begin to see who someone is and what it took to stand where they stand, be who they are. We feel that if you can understand someone’s history you can also understand why their point of view might differ from yours. As Reggie Joiner puts it “Empathy is pressing pause on your own thoughts and feelings long enough to understand someone else’s.” If you’re on this page and you are not a minority, please open your heart enough to hear someone else’s story. It wouldn’t hurt any of us to listen more and to admit we don’t have all the answers.
The Importance of Empathy
Try to understand how other people experience the world.
An Example of What Privilege Looks Like
Brené Brown on Empathy
Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
One of the ways we fight racism is by bridging the poverty gap that many minorities find themselves in. We understand that in a COVID-19 culture, businesses all over the country are hurting, and specifically minority owned businesses. We are concerned about the growth and sustainability of minority owned businesses in our local community and have provided some businesses below that we encourage you to show your patronage to. If you would like your business listed, feel free to click the button below.
*Please note: Businesses listed here are provided for information purposes only. A listing here does not mean an endorsement by The Potter’s House of North Dallas, Inc.
Just Cake It! Custom Desserts – bakery
Cookie Society – bakery
Asper’s Chocolate – chocolate
Julie’s Sweets – bakery
Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen – restaurant and bar
Tender Smokehouse – restaurant
The Crazy Crab Pot – food delivery
Southern Kitchen Gourmet Food Truck – food truck
Spiceroo – spices
Extra Ordinary Events and Catering – catering
Bryoni Catering – catering
Healthy Sunflower – vegan and allergen-free catering
Beauty and Wellness
RYS Hair & Beauty Supply – beauty
Bona Blends Beauty – beauty
Clarity Luxe Beauty – beauty
UI Global Brands – skincare
Destiny Day Spa – skincare and spa
The Fade Shop – barbershop
Da Nu U – barbershop
Her Growing Hands – hair salon
Extraordinary Health & Wellness Center – wellness
Her Secret Garden V-Steam & Spa – wellness and spa
XscapePain – wellness
Alpha Orthopedics – sports medicine
Gym 580 – gym
Sweet Tooth Dental – dental care
Stonebriar Medical Associates P.A. – medical care
Massage Artz – massage
Jam Box Fitness Lounge – fitness
Totally Awesome Cheer All-stars – cheerleading and tumbling program
The Nutrition Lady – nutrition counseling
Personal & Business Development
5K Technical Services – technology
The Brass Effect – IT services
NXTLVL Consulting Group – business consulting
Reveal and Restore Counseling, PLLC – personal development
IQ Plus Ventures – business consulting
The Zeigler Agency, Allstate – insurance
SWAG247 – custom promotional items
Regg2200 – business development consulting
Inspire U Mobile Apps – app development
Contoured Résumés – resume writing and career coaching
Journey Medical Training Center – vocational school offering CNA training
A.J. Moore, Jr. & Company – graphic design specializing in corporate real estate
Boost Your Pockets – financial coaching
EdenU – personal betterment courses
Repair, Design and Home Needs
Brightstar Heating and Air – construction
The Kingdom Painting – construction
Close Automatic Garage Door – garage door services
Hutchinson Roofing – roof repair
Ardent Plumbing – plumbing
92nd Street Design – interior design
Nikki Noelle Designs – crystal embellishments
Oasis Accents – home furnishings
Tarvia Bills the Cleaning Lady, LLC – cleaning services
Valet Maids – cleaning services
Extreme Platinum Mobile Detailing – detailing
Destined with Creativity – wreaths and home decor
ABJ Window Trends & Interiors – shutters, shades and other window coverings
CJazzyArt – art and decor
Brook Messay with Keller Williams Frisco – real estate
Kim Bogney with Keller Williams Frisco – real estate
Team Ford DFW – real estate
Errands Master – personal assistant services
Mz Ronda On The Go, Personal Assistant & Errand Service – personal assistant services
Inclusive Community Home Care Agency – home aide services
Faithful Couriers – medical couriers