10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner. 1. King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin. […]

Halloween Superstitions

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles […]

Recognizing the Love of Music

Last year, over 750 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. It all started 35 years ago in France. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would […]

Father’s Day Freebies 2017

Celebrate Father’s Day with these free and discounted offers and gift card deals including PDQ, Hooters, TCBY, Carrabba’s, Outback Steakhouse, Papa John’s, Ruby Tuesday and many more! Spaghetti Warehouse: Dads can choose from 15-layer lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs as a free entrée when dining in at Spaghetti Warehouse on Father’s Day. Firehouse Subs: Show […]

Great Things to do Father’s Day Weekend!

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Dad’s Day 5K in Downtown– Race against your dad in this 1K, 3K or 5K that kicks off in Downtown and continues along Memorial Drive. Proceeds benefit prostate cancer awareness. Registration starts at $20. 7:30am. Juneteenth Parade at Texas Southern University| FREE – Bring the whole family out to TSU for live music, […]

The History of Father’s Day

Betcha didn’t know that Father’s Day traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy a short Father’s Day history lesson! Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June every year. FATHER’S DAY HISTORY Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has a history that goes beyond greeting cards. The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial […]

I’m Getting Married

Dear Dad, I am coming home to get married soon, so get your check book out. I’m in love with a boy who is far away from me. As you know, I am in Australia and he lives in Scotland. We met on a dating website, became friends on Facebook and had long chats on […]

The First Amendment Is Vital

How invested are you in the outcome of all of the testimony that’s taking place on Capitol Hill? It would appear that everyone in the media wants to make sure that you can see it anywhere and everywhere possible. Not sure how you feel about this entire situation, but it’s looking more and more like […]

What is Happiness?

What is happiness? People have agonized over this question for centuries, but only recently has science begun to weigh in on the debate. Before I get into what the science has concluded, let me start by giving some answers to a somewhat easier question: what isn’t happiness? Happiness is Not: Feeling Good All The Time […]

We Don’t Talk To Each Other

We can’t talk to each other anymore and it’s so very sad to be a witness to it. We’ve always had differences of opinions, but now those differences can make you lose your job, your wealth, your standing in the community, even your family and friends. How did we get here? Where did this intense […]