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Dr. Phil

We were pleased to have the “Dr. Phil” show come to one of our town hall gatherings where community members and local first responders gathered to discuss improving the Dallas-area community.


Hear One CommunityUSA founder, Toni Brinker, talks about the importance of revitalizing our communities and public safety at the TEDx OStateU event on the Oklahoma State University Campus.

WFAA Channel 8

WFAA got a rare look inside a Tarrant County jail for the Pathways to H.O.P.E. program’s latest graduation. It has a special focus on veterans. Tarrant County’s Green Bay Jail is home to a unique prison reentry program. 

Trudy Jacobsen Great American Women

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Shop Talk at Legendz Classic Barbershop in Arlington, TX

Shop Talk check-in from Legendz Classic Barbershop in Arlington, TX. Hear from shop owner, Nacho, and Arlington Police Department Chief Al Jones about the collaboration.

Shop Talk Goes to Chop House Elite Barbershop in Cedar Hill, TX

Listen in to hear more about how One CommunityUSA is working with Cedar Hill PD to help bring unity to the commUNITY at the Chop Houze Elite Barbershop. 

BizTV’s Create. Build. Manage. w/ Toni Brinker & Arlington Police Chief Al Jones

Listen in to hear more about how One CommunityUSA is working with Arlington PD to help bring unity to the commUNITY. 

Shop Talk Black History Month Program 2022

The Shop Talk program is growing.
The initiative features Irving police officers making regular visits to barber shops to build relationships with the African American community. Supported by One CommunityUSA, Shop Talk has expanded to a number of other cities. Watch to see a Black History Month program at Dallas College North Lake Campus.

Dallas PD receives donation of K9 officers from One Community USA

The Dallas Police Department has four new police K9s thanks to a non-profit group that works to build stronger relations between police and the public. Read the full story here – https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-pd-k9-donation-one-community-usa

Interview with One CommunityUSA Founder, Toni Brinker on Biz TV

Hear the latest happenings at One CommunityUSA with an interview from Biz TV.

Pathways to H.O.P.E. Interview on ‘Local Closer Look’ on Air1 / K-Love

Bob Dittman talked with One CommunityUSA’s Bill Curry, Senior Dir. and Chaplain of Pathways to H.O.P.E (Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence) about how we help offenders leaving prison to reintegrate with society. Curry says the difference in our program is our mentor system, where we impact the lives of former inmates in a very personal way. We focus on veterans who wound up in prison, helping them to acquire tools needed to overcome PTSD and experiences while incarcerated. Pathways works with those in prison and continues until well after they have been released.

$10,000 Grant Pays for Barber Shop Renovations

A $10,000 grant paid for renovations at Mitchell’s Beauty & Barber Salon in Irving, TX. One CommunityUSA provided the grant to recognize Mitchell’s participation in the Irving Police Department’s Shop Talk program. Watch to see how the renovations progressed, and how the Shop Talk program has grown. Courtesy of ICTN.

Irving Barbershop Gives Back With Community Outreach

The owner of a barbershop in Irving wanted to give back to his community in a special way. Noe Araiza put together a back-to-school event with free haircuts and supplies, and Irving police were on hand to meet and greet everyone. NBC 5’s Vince Sims talks with the owner of Noe’s Kustom Kutz Barbershop.

More Than a Haircut

From Spectrum News with Lupe Zapata. A wonderful Back to School event held by Noe’s Kustom Kutz in Irving, TX; in conjunction with the Shop Talk program ran by Irving PD and One CommunityUSA.

Back to School 2021

Shop Talk’s Back to School Event at Noe’s Kustom Kutz was all about giving back(packs) and free haircuts.

Boxing Camp with Mesquite PD

The Mesquite Police Department and One CommunityUSA hosted a Boxing Camp in July to teach many valuable lessons to some Mesquite ISD students. Learn more about the Boxing Camp in the video.

Irving Police Offer Pizza with a Cop | Shop Talk on ICTN

As part of the partnership between the Irving Police Department and One CommunityUSA, the Shop Talk initiative, officers provided pizza and conversation in and around 504 Barber Shop at Irving Mall. The goal is to build positive relationships with the community.

Toni Brinker on The Jeff Crilley Show

On The Jeff Crilley Show, Jeff sits down with Toni C. Brinker, Founder & CEO of One Community USA to discuss the latest program updates.

Toni Brinker on America, Can We Talk?

Listen to a recent interview with One CommunityUSA Founder and CEO, Toni Brinker on ‘America, Can We Talk?’

Pathways to H.O.P.E. Latest Addition

Tarrant County Starts Pathways to H.O.P.E. Prisoner Re-Entry to Life Program. The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office has started our prisoner re-integration program to help released inmates coming back to society.

Community Conversation: Irving Police ‘Shop Talk’

One CommunityUSA’s Shop Talk program was featured on NBC DFW’s Community Conversation hosted by Vince Sims, in an awesome interview along with Irving Police Department Sgt. Jon Plunkett.

Irving Police Black History Month Program Honors Shop Talk Participants

The Irving Police Department celebrated Black History Month with an event outside Kroger on Belt Line Road in Irving, TX. The department’s Shop Talk initiative was in the spotlight. The City of Irving honored Mitchell’s Barber Shop for more than three decades of business in the city. One CommunityUSA provided cash awards to some Shop Talk participants for making a positive impact.

On ICTN’s City Source

City Source Interview with One CommunityUSA Founder, Toni Brinker to discuss Irving Police Department’s award-winning Shop Talk initiative and ideas to expand to more cities across the country.

CEO of One CommunityUSA on JBJ Podcast

Toni Brinker, CEO of One CommunityUSA, discussing the latest news on One CommunityUSA’s programs on the JBJ Management Podcast: “Let’s Talk About It” with host Willis Johnson.

Shop Talk Update on ICTN’s Open Line

On the this edition of ICTN’s Open Line, we learn about Shop Talk, an innovative community engagement program created by the Irving Police Department to build bridges between police and minority communities.

Shop Talk Featured on CBS 11 News in DFW

Hear more about how Irving Police Efforts to Build Better Relationships in the Community is Spreading.

Shop Talk 4 Year Anniversary with Irving PD

Listen in as Irving Police Officers talk with local barber shop and hair salon owners partnered in the Shop Talk program. It’s an exciting time as we’re celebrating the 4 year anniversary of the program.

Putting with Heroes – San Angelo

Putting with Heroes-San Angelo paired area youth, citizen superheroes and first responders in a fun filled morning of competition on San Angelo County Club’s putting greens.  The smiles, high fives and hugs were a reflection of putting UNITY back into the commUNITY.

Irving Police Officer Honored by US DOJ for Shop Talk on Fox4 DFW

One CommunityUSA has partnered with the Irving Police Department (IPD) and formalized a trust-based communication program between law enforcement and owners of African American Barber Shops and Hairstyling Salons. “…through the Shop Talk Program, we are growing relationships that lead to better understanding and ultimately safer neighborhoods”… Chief Jeff Spivey, Irving Texas Police Department (ICTN Interview). Congratulations to Irving PD Detective Jon Plunkett who received US Attorney’s Distinguished Service in Policing for our program.

Chief Spivey on Shop Talk KXAS Channel 5

One CommunityUSA’s Shop Talk program engages and promotes communication and trust between first responders and owners and their customers of barbershops and salons, in underserved neighborhoods. Super proud of our partnership with Irving PD and Chief Jeff Spivey.

Fox4 News Introduces
One CommunityUSA

We have changed our name to One CommunityUSA. We are bringing law enforcement, first responders, civic leaders and citizens together to build safe, secure and thriving communities for everyone. Thank you to Clarice Tinsley and Fox4 News.

One CommunityUSA Makes Summer Camp Possible

One CommunityUSA partners with the City of Mesquite Police Department to create an unforgettable camp experience for twenty-five kids celebrating summer. Another perfect example of UNITY in our commUNITY!

Toni Brinker on Marcus & Joni – Daystar Television

Toni visits with Marcus and Joni on Daystar Television to discuss the latest tension in the US. But also about how Operation Blue Shield dba One CommunityUSA is bringing about positive change in communities.

Cielo Ranch Learning Center

A safe, secure place where students can gather after school, holidays & summer break. Thanks to Cheryl Rischer, her team & the involvement of Dallas Police Department Youth Outreach Group for their excellent mentoring, tutoring, counseling and guidance.

“We’re All In Together” San Angelo

Dale Vazquez, Downtown San Angelo Business District, and Toni Brinker, One CommunityUSA, discuss the importance of neighborhood leaders, citizens, law enforcement and first responders working together for a better world. One CommunityUSA – San Angelo’s staff, SA Fire Department, SA Sheriff Dept, SAPD and business leaders bringing the message to the surrounding West Texas area. Special thanks to Concho Valley Media.

Run With Heroes
North Texas

Superhero citizens and first responders run and walk together in a sign of mutual support and unity.  This fun event assists and supports the goal of breaking down barriers and dispelling stereotypes, which help our communities grow stronger. Take a look at this video from our most recent race.

Toni Brinker on Joni’s Table Talk

Toni visits Joni’s Table Talk to discuss the hope that Operation Blue Shield d/b/a One CommunityUSA can bring to the table, across America.

Good Morning Texas

On July 7, 2016 the city of Dallas struggled to cope after the ambush and shootings of five Dallas police officers who were in charge of crowd control at a peaceful protest. Operation Blue Shield d/b/a One CommunityUSA discusses how citizens, first responders and law enforcement can move forward and unite for the common good.

OBS Plays Important Role for Dallas and Beyond

It’s not uncommon today to witness a war of words on our streets, but when it boils over into a barrage of bullets the obvious question is: how can the city move forward?

National Police Week Grand Prairie

During National Police Week Operation Blue Shield, the Grand Prairie Police Department and citizens worked together wrapping blue and yellow ribbons on trees throughout a Grand Prairie, Texas neighborhood, in a show of support and unity. A special thanks to everyone for their participation.


Toni Brinker the founder of One CommunityUSA makes a visit to Life Today TV to discuss what drives her to building One CommunityUSA and many of the programs within it.  Listen to her amazing story and find out how you can get involved today.

Paul Quinn College “Power of One” Lecture

The Power of One lecture series brings people together to create positive dialogue in order to strengthen our neighborhoods and work together as one community. It’s about hope, building strong neighborhoods and connecting with what’s good in all of us.

CW33 Operation Blue Shield Kick-off

At the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Presidents Day 2015, Operation Blue Shield, now One CommunityUSA, kicked off its efforts to unite the community and rebuild bridges of trust between law enforcement, first responders and the community. People from across the city participated in a blue and yellow balloon release.

Fox 4 News Dallas Police Department

We were pleased to have former Dallas Chief of Police David Brown make an appearance on Fox 4 News to discuss all of the great things One CommunityUSA (formerly known as Operation Blue Shield) is working on to help share the good messages and stories coming from first responders around the country.

One CommunityUSA

At One CommunityUSA we are building trust and common ground with citizens and first responders. We are creating a safer tomorrow, more prosperous neighborhoods, and a stronger tomorrow. Take a peak at some great photos from our previous events and see what truly inspires us to help others.

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