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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.

Bulging at the seams: Texas foster care system overcrowded, children sheltered at state offices

A shortage of foster homes in Texas has led to dozens of children sleeping in state offices, another disturbing trend for a state foster care system that one judge has condemned as “shameful” and another has called so broken it ...

Whitney Houston’s valuables to be auctioned in Dallas

During Whitney Houston’s 30-year career the singer earned numerous Grammy awards, an Emmy and took home multiple platinum albums. Her path from being a backup singer for Lou Rawls and Chaka Kahn to stardom was boosted by her upbeat personality ...

Saluting a historic Big D blues scene

Famed musical talents across the city, through their inspiration and organic rhythms, have contributed to global artistic culture for more than 100 years. From the Southern-steeped blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson at the beginning of the 20th century to Down ...

Jeremiah's Classical Journey

At 17 years old, Jeremiah Tyson, a recent graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, represents a musical double rarity: He is a classically trained African American tenor. The aspiring opera singer played ...

Ask the SSA: Retirement

Question: I received a notice from Social Security recently. It said my name and Social Security number do not match Social Security’s records. What should I do?

Music saved my life: Giving voice to the power of faith

Maya Angelou once said that people might forget what you say and do, but never how you make them feel. The saying describes the aspirations of SMU graduate Maya Jones – named for the legendary poet and activist. The young ...

Blair Underwood honored during TBAAL gala

“Brother Underwood, supporter of the Black Academy and friend, you have no idea how much we love and appreciate you for the work that you have done,” gushed Curtis King, founder and president of The Black Academy of Arts and ...

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