Sankofa Garden Homes: Grandparents, grandchildren and gardens

One of the many fond memories I have of growing up is living with my maternal great-grandparents and grandparents. My parents were teachers and my oldest sister and I spent much of the first five years of our lives growing ...

40 Fingers: Four artists mix their diverse styles during an evening of jazz at TBAAL

Shelton Summons, Caleb Sean McCampbell, Shaun Martin and Xavier Jackson will be on stage Saturday at 8 p.m., bringing their personal jazz style to the Naomi Bruton Main Stage at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters as part of ...

Better, healthier baking with chocolate

Olive oil is a flavorful and versatile cooking oil that is often trusted in popular cooking methods such as sautéing, stir-frying, dressing, marinating and grilling. It can also be great when it comes to baking.

Cirque de Cuisine: Raymond McCrindle finds culinary success with Cirque du Soleil

For members of Cirque du Soleil, real life is far different from the extravagant one fans might expect. Be it the laborious hours that go into performances and extensive travel or the constantly running to-do list seemingly stacked higher than ...

GRIT & GRIND: Local actor: From South Oak Cliff to the big screen

For Christopher Dontrell Piper, known for his roles in The Long Road Home and Queen of the South, acting is more than just a career. It’s a calling – one that he found early on.

Counseling Corner: Are you ready to help a friend?

Humans beings are just naturally social creatures, some of us more so than others. Most of us enjoy our interactions with others, sharing thoughts and happenings and learning from our friends.

Malcolm X documentary to shed light on his impact on America – then and now

A screening of the documentary, Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement, hosted by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, will be held Feb. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Happy Jubilee! Our freedom, our food

Across America on Dec. 3l, millions of African Americans gathered together in churches for Watch Night Services to pray 2018 out and 2019 in.

Paradox of Liberty exhibit draws large crowds, important funding for museum

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty at the African American Museum in Fair Park presents a view of slavery through the lives of the 607 slaves kept at the famous plantation home of Thomas Jefferson,

Day care abuse, neglect and deaths

More than 450 children were sexually abused and 88 others died of abuse and neglect in Texas day care facilities in the last decade, according to an Austin American-Statesman investigation published Dec. 6.

Local rapper ‘champions’ anti-bullying campaign

“I’m the champion. I’m the chosen one,” Young Fab raps on his recently released single, Champion. “I’m the champion. I’m a hole-in-one.”

Counseling Corner: Face it – Holidays are rarely perfect

Seasonal TV shows, sparkling gifts in stores, magazines full of beautiful holiday scenes. We’re often shown the holiday season as an amazing and joyful time, but maybe your personal holidays aren’t quite so perfect. And this can be disappointing for ...

Take holiday hosting to the next level

It can be easy to impress your holiday guests without overdoing it in the kitchen by putting to use recipes that require little time to prep.

A daughter’s journey: DNA test helps unite lost family members

For the past 38 years, Monique Stone has been on an amazing personal journey to find two people in her life that she never got a chance to know: her birth parents. Stone,

Counseling Corner: Getting the most from that visit to the doctor

This time of year tends to bring on more illnesses. So it’s especially important to pay attention if you have an elderly parent or other relative or friend who may need help facing the flu or other illnesses.