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Youth summit focuses on strength in diversity

For the past 13 years, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas-30, has hosted the Youth Summit And Diversity Dialogue for one simple reason. “I grew up America, Black.”

Beat the heat, stay hydrated this summer

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned – with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially ...

One in four North Texas children identified as chronically hungry

One in four North Texas children live in food-insecure households, meaning that they do not know when their next meal will come from – especially during the summer, according to the North Texas Food Bank.

Hydrate your way to a healthy summer

Staying well-hydrated is especially important during the summer months. In addition to normal body functions, higher temperatures draw more water through perspiration, so consciously replacing your fluid content becomes essential for overall health.

Questions from a Black Man

Why are you afraid ... of ME?

Outdoor dining: From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic

There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family

Dr. Umar Johnson to speak at African American Museum

Dr. Umar Johnson has dedicated much of his personal and professional life to educating the public on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children. As a certified school psychologist and lecturer and a former principal, Johnson is critical about ...

Natural vs. added sugars: What it means for your health

Sugars are one of the most important health conversations today. A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the ...

Star-spangled celebration: A Fourth of July menu that pops

When combining the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a home-cooked meal, one has all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. Whether hosting the party or ...

Be a superhero of summer safety

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities.

A smokin’ celebration

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form.

Bulging at the seams: Texas foster care system overcrowded, children sheltered at state offices

A shortage of foster homes in Texas has led to dozens of children sleeping in state offices, another disturbing trend for a state foster care system that one judge has condemned as “shameful” and another has called so broken it ...

Ask the SSA: Retirement

Question: I received a notice from Social Security recently. It said my name and Social Security number do not match Social Security’s records. What should I do?

Music saved my life: Giving voice to the power of faith

Maya Angelou once said that people might forget what you say and do, but never how you make them feel. The saying describes the aspirations of SMU graduate Maya Jones – named for the legendary poet and activist. The young ...

Chef Tre Wilcox stirs up success with fresh concept

You can’t miss Chef Tre Wilcox. Whether it’s his ready-for-NFL build or unforgettable laugh, the James Beard-nominated chef hardly goes unnoticed. Standing out is by design when it comes to TRE Cooking Concepts, the demo kitchen and dining space Wilcox ...

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