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Why emergency preparedness matters

Preparing for an unexpected emergency, especially one brought on by severe weather, is one of the most important ways you can protect your home and family. Proactively addressing storm-related issues ranging from property damage to power outages can minimize a ...

Who won the war on poverty?

In the 60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won,” President Ronald Reagan once quipped. Did it?

CDC study shatters myth about Black fathers

Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.

Blacks lead social justice charge on social media

What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead the charge.

Falling further behind on race relations

Twenty years after signing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.

The family values that shaped a King

Fifty-one years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. touched many hearts and changed the course of American history as he stood before thousands at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his unforgettable I Have a Dream speech.

A Community that Gardens together … Grows together

Nature offers man its most valuable resources – soil, water and air. Combined with proper care, they can transform into a bountiful field with enough fruit and vegetables to sustain a community. Maintaining such a field can provide an opportunity ...

Summer cooking for tech-savvy chefs

Texas is known for its barbecues because nothing is deeper to the heart of a Texan than beef, chicken or pork cooked on an open flame – especially during the summer.

Aging out: Fear, finances and exploitation

In a recent survey about aging, people reported their greatest fear as losing their independence and having others make decisions for them.

How to be a Gentleman

Growing up isn’t easy, especially for the many young Black men living without positive male role models.

Mardi Gras Nights supports West Dallas center

Despite its recent changes, the West Dallas Community Center said it’s ready to continue the mission of strengthening West Dallas neighborhoods.

Future of Fair Park to highlight Black culture

“The mayor and I have some great news to tell you together,” Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis told the crowd gathered at the front gate of Fair Park. “I think this is a wonderful occasion.”

Building healthy bonds between dads, children

For many adults, the times spent with their fathers are among their most treasured memories. However, today as many as 1 in 3 children in America live in a home where a biological father is not present.

Obama’s Promise Zones: Only one is majority-Black

Despite the disproportionate impact of poverty found in African American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to a new report.

African American men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females

More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised ...

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