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Youth summit focuses on strength in diversity

For the past 13 years, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas-30, has hosted the Youth Summit And Diversity Dialogue for one simple reason. “I grew up America, Black.”

Balance & Equanimity: Lumbie Mlambo living on a balance beam

As Lumbie Mlambo, publisher of Equanimity magazine, prepared for the 2015 premiere Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, she was overwhelmed with joy – yet she had a shadow of sadness hovering over her.

Beat the heat, stay hydrated this summer

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned – with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially ...

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery, July 27, in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable ...

One in four North Texas children identified as chronically hungry

One in four North Texas children live in food-insecure households, meaning that they do not know when their next meal will come from – especially during the summer, according to the North Texas Food Bank.

Hydrate your way to a healthy summer

Staying well-hydrated is especially important during the summer months. In addition to normal body functions, higher temperatures draw more water through perspiration, so consciously replacing your fluid content becomes essential for overall health.

Questions from a Black Man

Why are you afraid ... of ME?

Outdoor dining: From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic

There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family

Dr. Umar Johnson to speak at African American Museum

Dr. Umar Johnson has dedicated much of his personal and professional life to educating the public on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children. As a certified school psychologist and lecturer and a former principal, Johnson is critical about ...

Monae: Film on Black women at NASA key part of history

Janelle Monae said she was honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three Black women who were crucial part of NASA’s history, including one who helped John Glenn become the first American to ...

Natural vs. added sugars: What it means for your health

Sugars are one of the most important health conversations today. A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the ...

Tina Turner musical, TBAAL’s season finale

“There are times when an individual’s life, as a human being, speak to the heart and soul of the world’s humanity.

Star-spangled celebration: A Fourth of July menu that pops

When combining the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a home-cooked meal, one has all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. Whether hosting the party or ...

Be a superhero of summer safety

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities.

A smokin’ celebration

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form.

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