Family & Home


Black novelist Jesmyn Ward ‘overjoyed’ by MacArthur win

An African American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.

Simply savory, fresh meals

Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Growing, harvesting cotton and collard greens

This month I will be addressing two crops related to the African American experience: cotton and collard greens. In my first article, the picture reflected that I was growing not only okra, but cotton and collard greens. Since that article, ...

Cooking for the cure

If you love to entertain and want to support a good cause, now you can do both at the same time.

Neighborhoods We Called Home

“We’re actually the worst city when it comes to preservation,” Dr. George Keaton Jr. remarked during the Sept. 1 opening of the Neighborhoods We Called Home exhibition at Dallas Heritage Village. The Neighborhoods exhibit, a collaborative venture showcasing the history ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Starting an above-ground garden

Last month, I introduced you the Sankofa Bird image and the Sankofa Adinkra symbol. This month, I would first like to expand on the Sankofa Adinkra symbol above. The reason is that from this point on, the Adinkra symbol will ...

Queen Sugar stars kick off national initiative

Queen Sugar stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Rutina Wesley joined the efforts of the National Park Service to inspire more Black families to visit national parks. Using the tools of history and inclusion, the Find Your Park initiative intended to spark ...

Tulisoma returns to South Dallas

Reading is the foundation of education. And children who learn to love reading generally have better reading comprehension. According to Reading is Fundamental, children who learn to read early have a better chance of overcoming the achievement gap.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Reaching back, fetching what we left behind

It is with great excitement that I write this first article in what will be a monthly feature: Sankofa Garden Homes.

Black homeowners struggle as US housing market recovers

Yul Dorn and his wife raised their son and daughter in a three-bedroom home crammed with family photos, one they bought in a historically African American neighborhood in San Francisco over two decades ago.

Keep pets safe in summer heat: SPCA of Texas offers pet heat safety tips

Ready or not, the hot weather is here, complete with 90-plus degree temperatures that not only affect people, but also our animal companions. Of course, keeping your pets happy and healthy year-round is of the utmost importance, but be extra ...

Paul Quinn opens farmer’s market to help community

“We have 40 food deserts in Dallas County. It’s absolutely unimaginable that we have communities that don’t have access to food,” said Daron Babcock, founder of Bonton Farms.

Legislation overlooks bill to address pregnancy deaths that hit Blacks disproportionately

Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.

Former NFL star talks on raising autistic twins

Curt Warner dodged the questions for years.

Festival shows how fitness can be fun

Among American children, the obesity rate has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 1 in 5 children age 6 to 19 are obese – the highest rate being among Hispanics ...