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What Happened, Miss Simone?

Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can’t distinguish between them.

Summer Lovefest uplifts Oak Cliff

Police brutality, police-involved shootings and hate crimes against African Americans has inundated the headlines year after year, raising concerns about the community maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Simple steps toward saving money

Putting money in a savings account seems simple enough, yet it’s a struggle for many.

Exotic hair boutique opens in Design District

From straight to curly, from short bobs to unbeweavably long, Exotic Hair by Shenia offers an exclusive line of 100 percent virgin hair from different exotic locations around the world. For the past three years, boutique owner Shenia Browne offered ...

Myth of the absent Black dad refuted

Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Single fathers fighting for their rights

Stevy Greene claimed he had custody of his 11-year-old son, Omari, for about three years after the child’s mother abandoned the boy and moved to California. Greene also claimed that during the time he had custody of his son he ...

Father’s Day gifts he will cherish

Through the years, he’s always been there to help you along. Show your appreciation for dad with special gifts he would love to receive. Check out these gift ideas to make this Father’s Day one he won’t forget.

Taraji P. Henson on Empire, its success

Taraji P. Henson is on a mission: To take her brand global following the success of Fox’s hit show Empire – and her breakout character Cookie Lyon.

Movie Review: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Jordan Davis was born Feb. 16, 1995. Contrary to his belief, he was not named after the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His mom, Lucia McBath, insists she named him after the crossing over of the Jordan River, symbolizing a new ...

American Denial documents nation’s hidden biases

“Race is like a nerve, we hit it and everything explodes.” – Vince Brown, Harvard University

On a high note: Mixing your Kool-Aid

Yes, I am back talking about food again. Last time I was “Sharing a Burger.” This time I will give you something to wash it down with, Kool-Aid. I grew up drinking Kool-Aid. I still like it, just too much ...

Transform your outside space into a party place

Creating a perfect outdoor oasis – the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining – requires careful planning for the entire space. While the arrival of spring is the perfect time to start thinking about landscape elements, don’t ...

Program empowers parents, hopes to save lives of teens

Every year, more than 4,700 lives are lost due to underage drinking. Teen alcohol use kills more people than all illegal drugs combined. About 30 percent of eighth graders have tried alcohol and about half of all 10th graders drink ...

Affordable summer tips to get youth active

As the school year comes to a close, it’s up to parents to make sure their kids’ summers are filled with opportunities for them to stay active. Summer programs and sports leagues are great, but they often require expensive participation ...

Prepping for pregnancy to avoid complications

Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken.

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