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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

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.

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