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Rihanna, Axl Rose tell Trump to cease playing their music

When a popular singer with 88 million followers on her Twitter account sends a message about something bothering her, people tend to notice. When she sends the message less than 72 hours before a crucial midterm election, they probably notice ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Collard Greens Chicken Soup for the soul

It has been said, “There is nothing new under the sun,” particularly if you Google it today. While all my articles have been about Sankofa Garden Homes outdoors, this month my mind turned to what to do with the harvest ...

Counseling Corner: Making holiday travel a better experience

We are entering one of the busiest and most stressful travel periods of the year.

Counseling Corner: Midlife dating can actually be fun

As we reach the holiday season, it’s not uncommon for someone not in a relationship to feel a need to be with a significant other, or at least to have someone to take with him or her to that office ...

Counseling Corner: How to tell when a marriage is in trouble

Divorce is a fairly common reality in the U.S. While the most often cited statistic is that 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce, current estimates are that the number is actually in the range of 42 to 45 ...

DBDT reflects on historic times, cherished moments in Director’s Choice series

Dynamic and powerful are two words that have been used to describe the works of the Director’s Choice series presented by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, located at 2400 Flora St. in the ...

Simple yet stunning menu for easy entertaining

One of the best-kept chef secrets to hosting the most memorable at-home parties is keeping the food simple and adding small details to make it special. After all, a host who isn’t hard at work in the kitchen is a ...

Counseling Corner: Sticking with exercise for better physical and mental health

It isn’t news that there are many benefits to regular exercise, yet this nation still faces a growing obesity problem, high levels of stress and increased incidences of depression, despite the fact that numerous studies show exercise can help combat ...

Counseling Corner: Understanding, overcoming it road rage

Today’s streets and highways are more crowded than ever. If you’re driving almost anywhere these days, you’re often encountering bad drivers, traffic jams and road construction. The stress and anger that go along with driving frustrations is a fairly common ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: The many benefits of living in the garden

This month I will focus on another theme that does not have direct relationship to planting or harvesting in our Sankofa Home Gardens. I would like to focus on “living in the garden.”

Counseling Corner: Don’t let your child be overwhelmed by tests

Testing is a fact of life for students from elementary through high school. Whether it’s a required standardized test, or simply an exam or quiz from the teacher to measure progress and understanding, tests can be a major source of ...

Helping teenagers deal with peer pressure

As parents we like to think we’re the most important influence in our children’s lives.

DanceAfrica returns as DBDT season opener

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will kick off its 2018-2019 season in the Dallas Arts District with its 13th annual DanceAfrica – celebrating the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa. As an introduction to the celebration, DBDT will present free ...

Report: Economic downturn threatens U.S. in 2019

As the U.S. economy continues to grow by 3.1 percent this year, possibilities of an economic downturn threatens the nation by the start of 2019, according to a Congressional Budget Office report.

Dallas and the arts diaspora

After 150 committee meetings, the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs has drafted a cultural arts plan that will provide a new artistic look to various local neighborhoods and cultural groups.