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Faith, Forgiveness: The importance of letting go of bitterness

Longtime legendary television journalist Merri Dee of Chicago knows what it’s like to overcome adversity. Having survived child abuse and homelessness as a teenager, she had no idea that the battle of her life was still ahead.

Tamara Harris offers the Sisters hope

The fate of Black women has been publicly discussed by just about everyone – conservative pundits, hip-hop superstars and talk show hosts – but perhaps not enough by Black women.

Foster care unconstitutionally ‘broken’

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Texas foster care system for nearly 30,000 children is unconstitutionally broken, saying that children rescued by one of the largest child protection agencies in the U.S. often leave state custody in worse shape ...

Tis the season for heartwarming treats

The holiday season is never complete without friends and family gathered around for festive cheer and merriment. Whether you’re the hostess with the mostest or an extroverted elf whose calendar is bursting at the seams, there’s no need to stress ...

Five ways to save money during vacation

Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips to save a bit of cash ...

Grocers leave food deserts bare

As part of Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they’re ...

Swap salt for herbs, spices in 2016

Making a New Year’s resolution? Don’t forget salt. Most Americans consume about a 1,000 milligrams of sodium over the amount recommended by nutrition and health experts. New research shows cooking with spices and herbs could help you ditch the salt ...

A brighter season for families in need

For many of us, a cozy winter’s night isn’t complete without milk and cookies or a warm cup of hot cocoa. But families in need in your community may be missing out on milk and its nine essential nutrients.

A complete Thanksgiving dinner made easy

Food. Friends. Family. Football.

Comfort foods get a boost with superfruit

With cold and flu season knocking on the door, it’s time to start preparing your immune system to battle not only that pesky cold, but other chronic diseases as well.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam House

Students, colleagues, friends and family of Kathlyn Joy Gilliam gathered together at 3817 Wendelkin St. on Oct. 16 for the unveiling of The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam House and the commemorative celebration of her 85th birthday. The mistress of the landmark ...

Teen moms find solace at Alley’s House

Dallas County has one of the highest teen births in the state of Texas and the highest rate of repeat teen births. Furthermore, the United States has the highest number of teen pregnancies and teen births in the industrialized world, ...

Trends of Black abortion: Getting to the heart of the matter

While the number of abortions and abortion clinics continues to decline across the country, African Americans still make up approximately 30 percent of the abortion rate, according to a study released last year by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a worldwide ...

Go green: Making snack time count

During this busy time of year, it’s easy to let nutrition slide. That’s why it’s important to have healthy snacks ready to take with you so you can keep your energy up while you’re on the go.

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium

The Cadillac Escalade has reached cult status. No other reason explains why the body on frame, three-row sport utility’s global sales were up by almost 70 percent through July.