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Fruitvale Station screening, discussion on race and class

The injustices that affect children residing in low-income neighborhoods was the topic of discussion during a free public screening of the film Fruitvale Station, on Feb. 3 at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff.

More than Girl Scout Cookie sales

“Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character in order to make the world a better place,” said Colleen Walker, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. “We are the largest leadership development organization for girls in ...

Rebuilding Oak Cliff one house at a time

As Dallas County continues to revitalize its southern communities,

Easy award-winning recipes make holidays delightful

Whether needed for an impromptu brunch, a gift-giving occasion or just a snack for the family, delicious baked goods are essential during the holidays. After all, you never know who might stop by.

Capture mood, splendor of the holiday season

As decorations are hung this holiday season in preparation for entertaining family and friends, consider creating ambiance using lighting in the main social rooms of the home, including the kitchen, dining and living rooms.

Sen. Royce West: Children’s Champion

“I believe the children are our future,” Whitney Houston famously sang on her 1986 hit The Greatest Love of All. In the years since the song first hit the charts it would appear that State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, was ...

Top Five Easy Holiday Home Improvement Projects

With the holidays and New Year right around the corner, now is a great time to start sprucing up your home for the arrival of your family and guests. Whether it’s a remodeling project, landscaping upgrade, or an interior renovation, ...

Warning: Subtle racism damages health

“My office says my name, Rachel, on the door. I am the only one who sits in it. People constantly walk in, see me, and say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry … I’m looking for Rachel.’ I’m half Black.”

St. Philip’s to offer ‘grocery store’ style food pantry

The St. Philip’s School and Community Center has a mission to enhance the lives of children and families in the South Dallas community and throughout Dallas.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

For the past 15 years, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been a safe haven for women and children facing homelessness with nowhere to turn.

Savvy money tips to share with your teens

Most parents have learned things about money they wish they had known at a younger age. But when it comes to broaching the topic with their own teenagers, about a third would rather talk to them about smoking, drugs and ...

Big Boys to Young Men

The teenage years can be one of the most dramatic times a person faces in their lifetime. As young boys make the transition from childhood to manhood, issues such as hormonal changes, self-esteem, self-image, peer pressure, dating and sex can ...

A testimony of faith and survival

Sharman Marshall-Burks had been a hard-working single-parent for many years before she married her current husband in 2007. At age 49, she thought being a new bride would be the focus of the new chapter in her life. However, a ...

Historic family reunion

“Hasn’t this park come a very long way?” Gail Terrell, a Dallas Park and Recreation board member for District 8, asked the crowd gathered at the Miller Family Park. The crowd replied with joyous exclamations and applause.

Growing Hatcher Gardens

“This is a wonderful day for this district,” said District 7 Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis during the June 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the Hatcher Gardens development. “Especially the South Dallas/Fair Park area.”

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