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Create your own bathroom retreat

With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home.

Holding on to your car

While driving a new vehicle off the lot may sound tempting, the financial commitment it brings is not an option for most families.

On a high note: Stirring it up for the new year

Here we are again. Another year wrapped up and in the history books. Hope all of you had a good year. If you didn’t, there’s no looking back. We are moving forward. What will we do differently? Do we make ...

Gifting Christmas to local families

Mayor Pro Tem Tennel Atkins hosted the eighth annual Family Gifting Day on Dec. 8 as a part of his Home for the Holidays campaign, which helps families in District 8 provide their children with gifts for Christmas.

Holiday Diet Tips: Keep calories in check while enjoying the Season

As the seasons change we’re all tempted to indulge, but consuming all the extra calories added from sugar in those decadent sweets and savories can quickly add up to pounds on the scale!

On a high note: Size fabulous

This column is meant to give you a brief pause from all of the sensationalism and headaches of our everyday lives.

Forever – Home for the Holidays

Jennie, a mom who has two biological daughters of her own, has been waiting 19 months to adopt a young toddler named Elijah.

Thanksgiving is Served

Nothing pleases the senses like a home filled with family, friends and the welcoming aroma of a holiday meal. Whether you’re cooking up a full-menu feast from your own kitchen or you need a delicious idea or two to share ...

Toy company donate toys to underserved children

The holiday season is a time of family gatherings, football and endless servings of food. It’s also a time where people prepare themselves to score deals of discounted items from Black Friday sales and become pre-occupied with other customs. However, ...

Harambee: Festival continues despites financial instability

The Harambee Festival is more than just a festival. For 40 years, the annual cultural event has provided a way for people to connect to their African culture and community.

Blacks more plugged into social media, user beware

While Black and White people have similar rates of Internet use, Black people are slightly more plugged into certain social media sites, where sharing life’s minutiae is the norm.

Savor pumpkin pie spice all season long

Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors – pumpkin pie spice.

Easy tips for a healthy school year

Another school year is underway and with it comes homework, play dates, team sports and more, which can make feeding children healthy snacks a daunting task.

Getting physical: It’s never too late to start working out

Most people know exercise can help you feel younger and healthier, but recent research shows that even older people can benefit from physical activity regardless of age and health condition

NFL case sparks debate on spanking

As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child

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