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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.

Simple steps toward saving money

Putting money in a savings account seems simple enough, yet it’s a struggle for many.

Myth of the absent Black dad refuted

Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Single fathers fighting for their rights

Stevy Greene claimed he had custody of his 11-year-old son, Omari, for about three years after the child’s mother abandoned the boy and moved to California. Greene also claimed that during the time he had custody of his son he ...

Father’s Day gifts he will cherish

Through the years, he’s always been there to help you along. Show your appreciation for dad with special gifts he would love to receive. Check out these gift ideas to make this Father’s Day one he won’t forget.

On a high note: Mixing your Kool-Aid

Yes, I am back talking about food again. Last time I was “Sharing a Burger.” This time I will give you something to wash it down with, Kool-Aid. I grew up drinking Kool-Aid. I still like it, just too much ...

Program empowers parents, hopes to save lives of teens

Every year, more than 4,700 lives are lost due to underage drinking. Teen alcohol use kills more people than all illegal drugs combined. About 30 percent of eighth graders have tried alcohol and about half of all 10th graders drink ...

Prepping for pregnancy to avoid complications

Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken.

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