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Building healthy bonds between dads, children

For many adults, the times spent with their fathers are among their most treasured memories. However, today as many as 1 in 3 children in America live in a home where a biological father is not present.

Obama’s Promise Zones: Only one is majority-Black

Despite the disproportionate impact of poverty found in African American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to a new report.

African American men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females

More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised ...

Change up your routine

Aging gracefully is as much about feeling good on the inside as feeling good on the outside.

Empowered to Change the World

In an area overwhelmed by hunger and homelessness, a project known as Design for Change empowers students to make a difference in the world around them.

Aging out: Caring for Dallas’ oldest citizens

“Madder than a wet hen,” was Charlie Fink’s answer when asked about his emotional state upon being involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation at Methodist Richardson Medical Center in February.

The Happy Wives Club

Even though divorce rates are high, happy marriages do exist, according to Fawn Weaver, The New York Times bestselling author of Happy Wives Club

Dallas communities hit the parks for ‘It’s My Park Day’

The city of Dallas Park and Recreation Department called citizens to nurture their favorite neighborhood parks for “It’s My Park Day” last month. The annual event was a citywide beautification project that took place at 50 Dallas parks, including Pemberton ...

Millennials are more diverse – in many ways

Millennials are easy to spot

Race for Results shows Black children rank last on milestone index

Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color, especially Black children, from reaching their full potential, according to a recent report by the Annie E. Casey ...

Fruitvale Station screening, discussion on race and class

The injustices that affect children residing in low-income neighborhoods was the topic of discussion during a free public screening of the film Fruitvale Station, on Feb. 3 at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff.

More than Girl Scout Cookie sales

“Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character in order to make the world a better place,” said Colleen Walker, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. “We are the largest leadership development organization for girls in ...

Rebuilding Oak Cliff one house at a time

As Dallas County continues to revitalize its southern communities,

Easy award-winning recipes make holidays delightful

Whether needed for an impromptu brunch, a gift-giving occasion or just a snack for the family, delicious baked goods are essential during the holidays. After all, you never know who might stop by.

Capture mood, splendor of the holiday season

As decorations are hung this holiday season in preparation for entertaining family and friends, consider creating ambiance using lighting in the main social rooms of the home, including the kitchen, dining and living rooms.