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Sweet ways to say ‘I love you, Mom’

Warmer, longer days are made for quality time with friends and family, especially on Mother’s Day. There’s no sweeter way to show mom how much you care, than with a great dessert. Plan to end your day with mom on ...

Brighten up your brunch menu

Waking up early is hardly anyone’s favorite thing to do, especially on the weekends

Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement

The film Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement will have its premier showing to the Dallas community Saturday at noon at the Inspiring Body of Christ church, located at 7701 S. Westmoreland Ave. The screening is ...

National Memorial Peace and Justice: Lynching memorial and museum draw crowds, tears

Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Apr 26 in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery.

Anatomy of a queen, part III: Be C.L.E.A.R.

“Eight years ago … a lot of things happened in my life,”said motivational speaker Shameicka Middlebrooks, who was a single mother and at that time had just been laid off from her job.

Anatomy of a queen, part II: A crisis in the palace

As of recent, women have been magnified through an international lens with current media topics such as the #MeToo Movement and Hollywood sexual assault trials. The increased attention brings necessary awareness but also generates scrutiny, especially for minority women.

Counseling Corner: Staying active for better mental health

While the groundhog’s prediction this year of six more weeks of winter was right on target for many parts of the country, now that we’re firmly into spring it’s a great time to start thinking about being more active.

Gifts for every mom this Mother’s Day

From every skinned-up knee when you were small to nearly every celebration throughout life, she is always there. Mothers are consistently there cheering you on and supporting you. Mothers are strong

Power of Women: MeToo founder Tarana Burke focuses on survivors

They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke – a name unknown to most people until six months ago – who got the biggest ovation at Variety’s annual ...

Counseling Corner: Taking control of those end of the school year tests

From elementary through high schools, our children are faced with tests meant to measure just how well the school year has gone. Schools need to know how much of the knowledge that was being handed out all year has managed ...

Refreshing recipes for a healthier Spring

For many, spring is an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life,

The Last O.G.

TBS’ The Last O.G – as in “original gangsta” – starring Tracy Morgan as a man just out of prison and learning his way around a changed world, also holds a lesson in comedy chemistry.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Planting by Good Friday’s moon

When Good Friday, March 30, finally arrived I was filled with great anticipation. As I mentioned last month, many of our ABA – or Africans Who Built America – ancestors used the Farmer’s Almanac to decide when to plant. At ...

Southwest Black Art Show in South Dallas

The Southwest Black Art Show will present original art by artists of African descent, April 6 through 8 at the African American Museum, located in Historic Fair Park at 3536 Grand Ave. SWBAS was founded by artist Frank Frazier, along ...

National Geographic covers race, acknowledges past racist reporting

National Geographic acknowledged March 19 that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.