Grilling with fresh ingredients

Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process. By planning ahead, having the right equipment on hand and using ready-to-go ingredients, home cooks can quickly put ...

Spice up summer with grilled kebabs

Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies.

Counseling Corner: Car trips with children don’t have to be stressful

It’s hot and your family is heading for a fun vacation destination, but there’s still that long car ride that has to happen first. And no, a car with unhappy, complaining children isn’t the best way to get that vacation ...

Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour offers interactive, inspirational stage performance

Iyanla Vanzant, internationally acclaimed spiritual life coach, New York Times bestselling author, and Emmy-winning television personality, renewed her partnership with Mills Entertainment, to present an all-new interactive event this spring.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Our yards, our gardens

I dedicate this month’s article to Dr. Charles Mitchell, M.D., and his wife, Vernil Mitchell, who shared their yard garden with me years ago and inspired me to grow mine. Thank you for keeping our heritage and culture alive!

R&B artist Darcell uses music as mechanism for hope

Darcell is the image, the creative, the record label founder. Darcell Crayton is the man, the father, the hometown hero who provides the musical message. Together as one, the performer believes that a musical future was always his destiny.

F.R.E.E.dom: Juneteenth art exhibit explores emancipation

The Goldmark Cultural Center in Richardson is presenting The Flagrant Rules of Ensued Emancipation (F.R.E.E.), which will run until July 12 in the John H. Milde Gallery, with an artist reception June 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ...

Counseling Corner: Don’t let summer just happen

Most of us, from young children to senior citizens, look forward to the opportunities of summer. While we may complain some days about the heat and humidity, the warmer weather and slower pace offers a chance to relax, to take ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Seeds of Liberty

I wrote the above poem in 2004. It was written at a time when few individuals were aware of the original meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

Counseling Corner: Motivating your children to do more

Children can be amazing. They develop new cell phone apps, set athletic records, volunteer with the elderly and perform lots of good deeds. Unfortunately, much of the time it seems these are someone else’s children.

From Plantations to Rap Culture, Black American history explores through the lens of musical resistance

In the book, Black American History, From Plantations to Rap Culture, Guadeloupean author Pascal Archimède sought to encapsulate this 400-year history through the lens and evolution of Black music – from the fields to the charts.

Despite dreams of prosperity, many African Americans not financially ready to retire

The nation’s leading public interest group providing seniors and others with information that empowers them to choose how they live, AARP, regularly publishes a retirement calculator that individuals and families can use to provide a personalized snapshot of what their ...

Add ‘Joy’ to spring cleaning

While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

Counseling Corner: Making sports a healthy part of a child’s life

We live in a society that places a great deal of emphasis on sports. We see professional athletes paid astronomical salaries and find the broadcast airways filled with almost endless coverage of all types of sporting events.

A House Divided: Urban movie channel expands scripted slate with multigenerational family saga

The Urban Movie Channel is the first and largest subscription streaming service dedicated to Black film and television from AMC Networks’ privately owned subsidiary, RLJ Entertainment.