Family & Home


As teen suicides on the rise, doctors bring help to schools

Her eyes were downcast and distant. A deep hopelessness imbued her quavering voice.

STEM Center of Excellence: State-of-the-art STEM center at Camp Whispering Cedars in South Dallas

Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM – starting as early as elementary school. The proof is in the numbers, and when they ...

Sweet ways to say ‘I love you, Mom’

Warmer, longer days are made for quality time with friends and family, especially on Mother’s Day. There’s no sweeter way to show mom how much you care, than with a great dessert. Plan to end your day with mom on ...

Brighten up your brunch menu

Waking up early is hardly anyone’s favorite thing to do, especially on the weekends

Anatomy of a queen, part III: Be C.L.E.A.R.

“Eight years ago … a lot of things happened in my life,”said motivational speaker Shameicka Middlebrooks, who was a single mother and at that time had just been laid off from her job.

Anatomy of a queen, part II: A crisis in the palace

As of recent, women have been magnified through an international lens with current media topics such as the #MeToo Movement and Hollywood sexual assault trials. The increased attention brings necessary awareness but also generates scrutiny, especially for minority women.

Counseling Corner: Staying active for better mental health

While the groundhog’s prediction this year of six more weeks of winter was right on target for many parts of the country, now that we’re firmly into spring it’s a great time to start thinking about being more active.

Counseling Corner: Taking control of those end of the school year tests

From elementary through high schools, our children are faced with tests meant to measure just how well the school year has gone. Schools need to know how much of the knowledge that was being handed out all year has managed ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Planting by Good Friday’s moon

When Good Friday, March 30, finally arrived I was filled with great anticipation. As I mentioned last month, many of our ABA – or Africans Who Built America – ancestors used the Farmer’s Almanac to decide when to plant. At ...

Counseling Corner: Have you been losing the “joy” in your life?

According to the dictionary, joy is the emotion brought on by well-being, success or good fortune.

Sankofa Gardening Homes: Getting ready for Good Friday

This month, we will we reflect on our ABA – or Africans Who Built America – ancestors who broke the soil to prepare it for the annual spring planting and summer growing seasons.

Kickstart healthy habits in children

When it seems that everyone around you is feeling under the weather, you can be your own best line of defense against getting sick. Help ward off sickness for yourself and your family with these self-care tips that help promote ...

Counseling Corner: Helping a child handle disappointment

Disappointment comes to everyone. As adults we, hopefully, have learned that when people or activities may sometimes let us down, we can keep such things in perspective and find ways to overcome our dashed hopes.

Wakanda: African fashion on display at Black Panther shows

The vibrant African fashion of Black Panther was on display at multiplexes around the country Feb. 15 as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster. There were attendees in all-black or black formal attire, but what ...

Counseling Corner: It doesn’t always have to be a teen vs parent fight

Parents and teenagers are always going to disagree about some things. It’s simply the nature of the beast.