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Tis the season for heartwarming treats

The holiday season is never complete without friends and family gathered around for festive cheer and merriment. Whether you’re the hostess with the mostest or an extroverted elf whose calendar is bursting at the seams, there’s no need to stress ...

Five ways to save money during vacation

Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips to save a bit of cash ...

Spike Lee uses classic to reveal cycle of violence in Chi-Town

In his latest film, Chi-Raq, which draws from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, director Spike Lee has managed to successfully capture a similar innovation for the big screen as the sensation West Side Story created on Broadway in ...

Grocers leave food deserts bare

As part of Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they’re ...

A Man Called Jon

Faith is an important part of many people’s lives. Every weekend, millions of people practice their faith by attending church to worship and praise God with their fellow parishioners.

Swap salt for herbs, spices in 2016

Making a New Year’s resolution? Don’t forget salt. Most Americans consume about a 1,000 milligrams of sodium over the amount recommended by nutrition and health experts. New research shows cooking with spices and herbs could help you ditch the salt ...

Creed: The story continues 40 years later

“Why would you pick a fighter’s life if you didn’t have to,” asks the old, retired ex-boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). He would know. The life, it ain’t easy. Yet as he stares into the eyes of Apollo Creed’s son ...

A brighter season for families in need

For many of us, a cozy winter’s night isn’t complete without milk and cookies or a warm cup of hot cocoa. But families in need in your community may be missing out on milk and its nine essential nutrients.

No charity: The success of the 19th child

“The words that I chose were positive and it changed the direction of my life, and that’s what a lot of young people need to do.

Spike Lee accepts honorary Oscar

Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it’s easier for a Black person to become president of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network.

Diversifying drama on DFW stages

Theater is perhaps Dallas’ most undervalued cultural expression. It is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. Yet, in a city with districts lined with a number of galleries, museums and dance companies, theaters struggle to maintain their relevance. The ...

A complete Thanksgiving dinner made easy

Food. Friends. Family. Football.

Comfort foods get a boost with superfruit

With cold and flu season knocking on the door, it’s time to start preparing your immune system to battle not only that pesky cold, but other chronic diseases as well.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam House

Students, colleagues, friends and family of Kathlyn Joy Gilliam gathered together at 3817 Wendelkin St. on Oct. 16 for the unveiling of The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam House and the commemorative celebration of her 85th birthday. The mistress of the landmark ...

Carter High, the movie, sheds light on true story

High school football is king in Texas. The passion, joy and popularity of the game can be felt Friday nights during the fall at high school venues and stadiums around the state as fans support their teams during the games.