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Paul Quinn opens farmer’s market to help community

“We have 40 food deserts in Dallas County. It’s absolutely unimaginable that we have communities that don’t have access to food,” said Daron Babcock, founder of Bonton Farms.

Legislation overlooks bill to address pregnancy deaths that hit Blacks disproportionately

Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.

Former NFL star talks on raising autistic twins

Curt Warner dodged the questions for years.

Festival shows how fitness can be fun

Among American children, the obesity rate has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 1 in 5 children age 6 to 19 are obese – the highest rate being among Hispanics ...

Mentoring Black males toward a successful future

“Today, I pledge allegiance to the best possible me. No matter how good I am, I know I can do better,” yelled the young boys of the Project M.A.L.E. initiative as they recited their creed during their rite of passage. ...

Evie offers alternatives to grow fresh food at home

Food deserts exist across the city, especially in the Southern Sector. Half of South Dallas is labeled a food desert, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2011 report.

Tiny houses provide big solutions

Saving money, improving the environment and the emotional wounds of combat; these were just some of the motivators among the individuals who decided that joining the growing tiny house movement was the right choice for them.

Book reveals 20 women’s untold stories of triumph

“I went through some trials as we all do, business and personally,”

Spring forward: An original farm-to-table spread

With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to turn the clocks forward and say “so long” to winter and “hello” to longer spring days.

African American Read-In educates youth, celebrates Black history

African American Read-Ins were held at Black-owned McDonald’s restaurants last month in honor of Black History Month.

City to host Olympic-style Senior Games

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is inviting senior citizens to challenge themselves and strive to be more physically active by participating in the 2017 Dallas Senior Games. The Olympic-style competition, open to all athletes age 50 years old or ...

Find better balance for family meals this year

This New Year, set a realistic resolution to take time to sit down with your family and eat balanced meals together. A few simple solutions and a dash of inspiration are all you need to set the tone for a ...

Five ways to protect your family in 2017

Protecting your family and loved ones is one of your most important responsibilities. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that ...

Tips for a clear path to financial fitness in 2017

If a commitment to improving finances is among your resolutions for 2017, you’re not alone.

Sex trafficking and our children

This year, there were 1,570 calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline and 499 human trafficking cases reported in Texas, according to the Hotline’s website. Out of 499 trafficking cases in the state, 340 are related to sex trafficking and ...

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