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Families are Forever: Eighty Dallas County children join forever families

For the Paige family, Nov. 19 represented the final step in transforming their single-child family into a safe and caring environment for five brothers – under the age of 14 – who could no longer live with their birth parents.

Ways to find inspiration

When a significant goal or challenge stands before you, it may be tough to envision the finish line. Finding and drawing on what motivates and inspires you will make the journey toward that successful finish line more pleasant, and your ...

Birds of Paradise lands in Downtown Dallas museum

The exhibition Birds of Paradise may provide families with a new option when it comes to family-friendly scientific activities, according to one academic – no video games or online streaming needed.

Serenity of a Woman

Dallas County had the highest per capita female murder rate amongst domestic violence cases, according to a study from the Texas Council of Family Violence in 2014.

The future of Southwest Center Mall

After a year under new management, plans are being put into action to turn Southwest Center Mall, formerly known as Red Bird Mall, back into one of the biggest Southern Dallas retail staples.

Youth summit focuses on strength in diversity

For the past 13 years, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas-30, has hosted the Youth Summit And Diversity Dialogue for one simple reason. “I grew up America, Black.”

Beat the heat, stay hydrated this summer

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned – with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially ...

One in four North Texas children identified as chronically hungry

One in four North Texas children live in food-insecure households, meaning that they do not know when their next meal will come from – especially during the summer, according to the North Texas Food Bank.

Hydrate your way to a healthy summer

Staying well-hydrated is especially important during the summer months. In addition to normal body functions, higher temperatures draw more water through perspiration, so consciously replacing your fluid content becomes essential for overall health.

Questions from a Black Man

Why are you afraid ... of ME?

Outdoor dining: From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic

There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family

Dr. Umar Johnson to speak at African American Museum

Dr. Umar Johnson has dedicated much of his personal and professional life to educating the public on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children. As a certified school psychologist and lecturer and a former principal, Johnson is critical about ...

Natural vs. added sugars: What it means for your health

Sugars are one of the most important health conversations today. A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the ...

Star-spangled celebration: A Fourth of July menu that pops

When combining the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a home-cooked meal, one has all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. Whether hosting the party or ...

Be a superhero of summer safety

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities.

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