Gift ideas for doggie at the top of your Christmas shopping list

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor I have grown to like cats, I even have a cat, but my heart belongs to dogs – Shelby in particular. Like so many American’s our pets are family, so why should they be left out of the Christmas fun. The answer is they should not and here are a […]

Holidays can be a hard time for those grieving the lost of loved ones

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by Linda Mitchell Holiday parties, sounds of merry music, festive foods and decorated homes are a welcome scene during the Christmas season, but for many, it can be a stark reality of the physical absence of a loved one due to death. Statistics reveal that from Thanksgiving to New Years, the rate of suicide, homicide […]

Skippyjon Jones debuts at DTC Jan. 23

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New York Times #1 Best Selling children’s author Judy Schachner and Dallas Children’s Theater (DTC) together will bring to stage another new work – the musical adaptation of SKIPPYJON JONES.  Adapted by DCT Playwright-in-Residence Linda Daugherty with music and lyrics by Nick Martin, this world premiere will play 48 performances at DCT and it will also be […]

Gift ideas to help us hear and see a little better

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Yes your grandmother loves tea, sweaters and slippers for Christmas. But why not give her (or your grandfather) something that might help them enjoy their daily lives just a little bit more. Actually I am not a grandparent and found a few of these quite useful myself. My biggest fear […]

Camille Cosby questions why are accusers not vetted

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In a statement released to CBS Evening News and other news outlets, Camille compares the coverage of her husband’s allegations to the recent Rolling Stone story of an alleged campus gang rape. Camille says a “different man” has been portrayed in the media the last two months and it is a “portrait of a man” she “does not know.” […]

The devaluing of Black lives go beyond police killings

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By David Muhammad, New America Media I have struggled with the theme of “Black Lives Matter” in the protests against police killings of Black men in America. I totally agree with the sentiment, but I have just had trouble with the message that seems so basic and demands a low bar. Then after an argument with a […]

Just Because the Economic Engine is Running Doesn’t Mean It Has Gas

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By William Spriggs Last week, in good news for everyone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a monthly net payroll gain of 321,000 in November and revised the gains for September and October by an additional 44,000. This means over the last three months, job gains averaged a little more than 278,000. That is […]

Planning a Home Remodel That Actually Pays Off

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By Jason Alderman There was a time when contractors building McMansion-style home additions or Michelin-worthy kitchens were a regular sight in many neighborhoods – until around 2006, when the Great Recession began to take hold. Here’s the good news: home improvements are starting to add value in a rising housing market. Here’s the bad news: […]

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