Family & Home


Go green: Making snack time count

During this busy time of year, it’s easy to let nutrition slide. That’s why it’s important to have healthy snacks ready to take with you so you can keep your energy up while you’re on the go.

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium

The Cadillac Escalade has reached cult status. No other reason explains why the body on frame, three-row sport utility’s global sales were up by almost 70 percent through July.

The evolution of play time, activities

In today’s electronic-driven digital age, youth are defining a new way to play.

Project Plié: Bringing classical ballet to the ‘hood

“So, we’re going to do a beginning ballet class, dancers, and all I need you to do is follow along,” announced the director of the Dallas Black Dance Theater Academy to the company of children before her. “Go ahead and ...

ManCODE on being a Black man in America

“Define manhood for us from your individual perspective.”

Christians and online dating

Looking for love? Over half of the U.S. population is single, according to the latest U.S. Census data of 2012. With so many eligible bachelors and bachelorettes available in this modern world, people are trying a variety of ways to ...

FireCode youth forum: ‘Why not now?’

A major aspect of MegaFest are the programs for young people that address their spiritual, educational and entrepreneurial growth. During one such panel discussion entitled FireCode: Why Not Now, digital media producer Julian Mitchell moderated a conversation with a diverse ...

Sharpen students’ minds for back to school

After the first school bell rings, parents may have experienced a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer ...

Boosting Child Tax Credit could help reduce poverty

Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.

Cost-conscious ways to ship packages

From shipping merchandise from business to business to sending a birthday gift to a beloved niece or returning a defective item to a manufacturer, everyone wants their package to arrive on time and in good condition.

Breakfast tips to boost back-to-school success

A daily breakfast leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well.

Macy’s helps local charity raise funds, awareness

Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping event will be held on Aug. 29 to support local charity fundraising efforts. The one-day charity event began in 2006.

Host an effortless summer soiree

When the weather turns warm, there is much to celebrate and summer parties are in full swing.

A call to heal the Black family

A dark, rain-soaked Father’s Day afternoon in Opportunity Park did not stop neighbors from connecting with neighbors over burgers and smoked sausage during a Tribute to Fathers Community Cookout.

Summer Lovefest uplifts Oak Cliff

Police brutality, police-involved shootings and hate crimes against African Americans has inundated the headlines year after year, raising concerns about the community maintaining a positive outlook on life.