Kitchen tools and gadget for your favorite foodie!

BlendTec Designer 675

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Yes husbands it is now OK to give appliances for Christmas, with the foodie movement, your wife or girlfriend won’t mind if you give her something she has been eyeing on her favorite cooking TV Show. In the past you would have received a sideways look and a cold turkey dinner […]

For the coffee and tea lover on your Christmas list


By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Yes sometimes it does actually get cold enough in Dallas to send us rushing for our favorite hot beverage. For the coffee and tea lover on your Christmas list, here are a few ideas: James Fayal, one of the co-founders of Zest Tea, happen to pop up in a chat […]

Books to put under the Christmas Tree this year

grandma hands

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor A few ideas for the booklover on your list: My absolutely favorite coffee table book this season was Grandma’s Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie. He captured over 100 proverbs, verses and familiar quotes that reflect the wisdom only a grandmother (by birth or by love) can […]

Breathing life into a movement

eric garner chokehold

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police officer […]

Youth activists present their demands to Obama during White House meeting

President Obama and senior staff gets an earful from Ferguson youth leaders (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).

By Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an oval office meeting that some have called “historic,” a group of young activists met with President Obama to discuss the crippling effects of police brutality in the Black community, the militarization of police departments and the need for systemic reform that sparked months […]

Irving woman charged with murder, $1 million bond set

North, Eileen Frances

The Irving Police Department arrested Eileen Frances North, 55 years old, for the Dec. 3 murder of Rosemary Milazzo. The victim was discovered when the police was sent to check on her after she did not show up for work. No details were shared by the police on motivation or how they determined North was a […]

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

turkey treats

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


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 […]

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