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Sankofa Garden Homes: Juneteenth Freedom Gardens

As we approach the 153rd celebration of African freedom in Texas, known as Juneteenth

Summer outdoor entertaining tips

Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

DCHHS partners with Baylor wellness center to host community farm stands

Half a million Dallas residents live within more than one mile of a grocery store with the majority being in Southern Dallas, according to a March 2017 City of Dallas study.

Harvest Project helps feed Southern Dallas’ food-insecure families

“I was dying to get a chance to see this,” said an older Dallas resident as she eyed the fresh organic produce stretched across nine tables in the Friendship-West Baptist Church parking lot.

Add a little sizzle to summer salads

During the warm summer months, salad makes for a refreshing lunch or convenient dinner option that can be delicious and nutritious. With a variety of salad options available, they don’t have to be boring or monotonous.

Add spice to summer entertaining

Warmer weather may mean finding ways to cool off, but that doesn’t mean cooks can’t bring bold flavors to the gathering being hosted with family and friends.

As teen suicides on the rise, doctors bring help to schools

Her eyes were downcast and distant. A deep hopelessness imbued her quavering voice.

STEM Center of Excellence: State-of-the-art STEM center at Camp Whispering Cedars in South Dallas

Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM – starting as early as elementary school. The proof is in the numbers, and when they ...

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...