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Tips for better financial health

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

SAG Awards, Sundance more diverse

Over just a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade of performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that has plagued the Oscars.

The Sound of Freedom

The sound of freedom rang out from the stage of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center during the 33rd annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert on the evening of Jan. 17.

Millennial Barbie: New diverse appearance

Barbie recently had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable.

Children’s book depicts happy slaves

Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.

Buttons as contemporary art

There’s no denying buttons are an important clothing item, but can they rise to the level of art?

Picking Up the Pieces: Tracy Morgan: Back from the edge, returning to stand-up

A gruesome highway accident followed by months of pain and rehab. That’s no laughing matter.

The Oscars Blackout - Black Hollywood reacts to lack of diversity among Oscar nominations

A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood’s “best and Whitest,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled yet another all-White slate of acting nominees on Jan. 14, prompting a dismayed revival ...

Faith, Forgiveness: The importance of letting go of bitterness

Longtime legendary television journalist Merri Dee of Chicago knows what it’s like to overcome adversity. Having survived child abuse and homelessness as a teenager, she had no idea that the battle of her life was still ahead.

Exhibit captures evolving styles of Harlem-born Norman Lewis

There are two questions Ruth Fine has heard repeatedly from visitors emerging from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ comprehensive retrospective of work by Harlem-born artist Norman Lewis.

Tamara Harris offers the Sisters hope

The fate of Black women has been publicly discussed by just about everyone – conservative pundits, hip-hop superstars and talk show hosts – but perhaps not enough by Black women.

Naughty but Nice: There’s no holiday like Christmas at a South Dallas juke joint

In the musical Naughty but Nice, The Soul Rep Theater Company – and “Ms. D,” the fictitious proprietor of equally fictional The Yellow Rose Lounge and Grill – offered audiences the flavor of a South Dallas juke joint last week ...

Foster care unconstitutionally ‘broken’

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Texas foster care system for nearly 30,000 children is unconstitutionally broken, saying that children rescued by one of the largest child protection agencies in the U.S. often leave state custody in worse shape ...

Tis the season for heartwarming treats

The holiday season is never complete without friends and family gathered around for festive cheer and merriment. Whether you’re the hostess with the mostest or an extroverted elf whose calendar is bursting at the seams, there’s no need to stress ...

Five ways to save money during vacation

Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips to save a bit of cash ...

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