Family & Home


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 ...

Mentoring Black males toward a successful future

“Today, I pledge allegiance to the best possible me. No matter how good I am, I know I can do better,” yelled the young boys of the Project M.A.L.E. initiative as they recited their creed during their rite of passage. ...

Evie offers alternatives to grow fresh food at home

Food deserts exist across the city, especially in the Southern Sector. Half of South Dallas is labeled a food desert, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2011 report.

Tiny houses provide big solutions

Saving money, improving the environment and the emotional wounds of combat; these were just some of the motivators among the individuals who decided that joining the growing tiny house movement was the right choice for them.

Book reveals 20 women’s untold stories of triumph

“I went through some trials as we all do, business and personally,”

Spring forward: An original farm-to-table spread

With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to turn the clocks forward and say “so long” to winter and “hello” to longer spring days.

African American Read-In educates youth, celebrates Black history

African American Read-Ins were held at Black-owned McDonald’s restaurants last month in honor of Black History Month.

City to host Olympic-style Senior Games

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is inviting senior citizens to challenge themselves and strive to be more physically active by participating in the 2017 Dallas Senior Games. The Olympic-style competition, open to all athletes age 50 years old or ...