Family & Home


Counseling Corner: How to tell when a marriage is in trouble

Divorce is a fairly common reality in the U.S. While the most often cited statistic is that 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce, current estimates are that the number is actually in the range of 42 to 45 ...

Simple yet stunning menu for easy entertaining

One of the best-kept chef secrets to hosting the most memorable at-home parties is keeping the food simple and adding small details to make it special. After all, a host who isn’t hard at work in the kitchen is a ...

Counseling Corner: Sticking with exercise for better physical and mental health

It isn’t news that there are many benefits to regular exercise, yet this nation still faces a growing obesity problem, high levels of stress and increased incidences of depression, despite the fact that numerous studies show exercise can help combat ...

Counseling Corner: Understanding, overcoming it road rage

Today’s streets and highways are more crowded than ever. If you’re driving almost anywhere these days, you’re often encountering bad drivers, traffic jams and road construction. The stress and anger that go along with driving frustrations is a fairly common ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: The many benefits of living in the garden

This month I will focus on another theme that does not have direct relationship to planting or harvesting in our Sankofa Home Gardens. I would like to focus on “living in the garden.”

Counseling Corner: Don’t let your child be overwhelmed by tests

Testing is a fact of life for students from elementary through high school. Whether it’s a required standardized test, or simply an exam or quiz from the teacher to measure progress and understanding, tests can be a major source of ...

Helping teenagers deal with peer pressure

As parents we like to think we’re the most important influence in our children’s lives.

Report: Economic downturn threatens U.S. in 2019

As the U.S. economy continues to grow by 3.1 percent this year, possibilities of an economic downturn threatens the nation by the start of 2019, according to a Congressional Budget Office report.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Home gardens promote a healthy life

As we begin our second year of the Sankofa Garden Homes articles, I would like to shift our focus for this article from the garden itself to the gardener.

In The Huddle: Empowerment for men

Chris Howell said he believes that to become a fully developed Black man in today’s society, it requires a multifaceted approach requiring work that reaches further than that which is skin-deep.

Eat well on-the-go: Perfectly portable watermelon dishes

A packed schedule often leads to less meals around the table. Between balancing family, friends, work and activities, it can be easy to reach for a pre-packaged snack on-the-go that lacks important vitamins and nutrients.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Happy anniversary! One year old and still growing

The saying is true, “My, how time flies.” Here we are celebrating the first anniversary of Sankofa Garden Homes.

Step Stool Chef: Local 10-year-old chef shares love of culinary arts

“My goal is not to compete against kids, but inspire them,” 10-year-old entrepreneur Julian Frederick sagely stated.

DIY car care everyone can do

While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save ...

Award winning authors to appear at TULISOMA

The 15th Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Fair will return Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at The African American Museum in Fair Park. Tulisoma is Swahili for “we read,” and is a community-based festival promoting literacy in the South Dallas/Fair Park ...