Family & Home


A call to heal the Black family

A dark, rain-soaked Father’s Day afternoon in Opportunity Park did not stop neighbors from connecting with neighbors over burgers and smoked sausage during a Tribute to Fathers Community Cookout.

Summer Lovefest uplifts Oak Cliff

Police brutality, police-involved shootings and hate crimes against African Americans has inundated the headlines year after year, raising concerns about the community maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Simple steps toward saving money

Putting money in a savings account seems simple enough, yet it’s a struggle for many.

Myth of the absent Black dad refuted

Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Single fathers fighting for their rights

Stevy Greene claimed he had custody of his 11-year-old son, Omari, for about three years after the child’s mother abandoned the boy and moved to California. Greene also claimed that during the time he had custody of his son he ...

Father’s Day gifts he will cherish

Through the years, he’s always been there to help you along. Show your appreciation for dad with special gifts he would love to receive. Check out these gift ideas to make this Father’s Day one he won’t forget.

On a high note: Mixing your Kool-Aid

Yes, I am back talking about food again. Last time I was “Sharing a Burger.” This time I will give you something to wash it down with, Kool-Aid. I grew up drinking Kool-Aid. I still like it, just too much ...

Program empowers parents, hopes to save lives of teens

Every year, more than 4,700 lives are lost due to underage drinking. Teen alcohol use kills more people than all illegal drugs combined. About 30 percent of eighth graders have tried alcohol and about half of all 10th graders drink ...

Prepping for pregnancy to avoid complications

Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken.

Celebrating the Memories: Sizzling celebration

On Memorial Day, family and friends will gather to remember loved ones who died while serving their country. When it’s time to feed the crowd, the grill offers the most mouth-watering recipes.

Grilling for a good cause

It’s time to throw on that apron and head outside. Memorial Day is the biggest grilling holiday of the year, and you’ll want to show off your barbecue expertise for hungry friends and family.

Fruit-filled ways to celebrate

Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts.

Garden-inspired gifts for mom

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a mom who has it all, or just the right way to express your love and appreciation, this Mother’s Day you can give a gift that keeps on growing with items ...

The tub: playground to nurture baby’s development

From bath time to bedtime, there are a number of rituals parents participate in with their children that bring them closer together. These small acts provide a sense of security to little ones and serve as family bonding time. However, ...

Looking toward the future: Getting youth thinking about their career path

For young minds looking into future career paths, the options are seemingly limitless, with professions to fit every talent and passion.