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.

Amazing Grace: Documentary of Aretha Franklin’s live recording of the best-selling gospel album of all time

Back in the day, if you couldn’t get to church on Sunday to hear the pastor’s sermon, you’d put on Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album – the best-selling gospel record of all time – and she would give you your ...

Five hacks for hosting stress-free holiday gatherings

It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way. Fortunately, you can find some shortcuts when hosting that offer plenty of festive style while ...

Savor simplicity: Holiday recipes worth sharing

Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with ...

Counseling Corner: Holiday celebrating without the guilt

The holidays are a fairly emotional time of the year for most of us. For some people, the holiday period brings memories of warm family gatherings and happy times. For others, it may bring feelings of depression related to loved ...

Becoming book tour features Oprah, Valerie Jarrett and Tracee Ellis Ross among other celebrities

“In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America

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.