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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Prom Safety

I couldn’t help but feel moved. Shelley Taylor Ludwick, Media and Event Manager at TOOTSIES, made sure everything was perfect. Thamer Kay Favor, Designer Merchandise Assistant at TOOTSIES and former Miss USA, was carefully and thoughtfully pulling fashionable, age-appropriate prom dresses for the attendees to try. Donae Chramosta, The Vintage Contessa, walked in looking like an honest-to-God belle of the ball as did former KPRC Anchor, Courtney Zavala. They took time to speak of social media savviness and true prom stories featured in the news respectively.

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Spring Break Safety for Teens

As I’m looking forward to enjoying spring break with my family, I remember that this time of year is when parents often find themselves worried about teens about to head out on a spring break trip with friends. Before your teen leaves, it’s important to talk with them about their safety plan, whether they’re traveling domestically and internationally. Here are some issues to

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What is Cyber Security?

The word cyber-security has been increasingly floating around to describe protection against an imminent and dangerous threat, but what is this threat and what is the specific solution that “cybersecurity” offers against the threat? A recent poll by Identity Management Institute (IMI) confirmed my recent contemplation about the meaning of cybersecurity. Although we all think t

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: The Oscars, Spotlight and Preemptively Protecting Our Children

I get as excited about The Oscars as the people who are in it. It’s silly but it never fails. I watch dutifully year after year. In my typical analytical fashion, I think through each moment: Did Chris Rock go too far in the racial commentary? Could Cate Blanchett be any more beautiful? Mad Max: Fury Road won how many awards? Would Leonard DiCaprio finally take home an Os

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A Word about the Intrinsic, Humanistic Necessity to Dominate

Teen Dating Violence has been an issue since, like, the academy (or at least when it became culturally acceptable for adolescents to court). That intrinsic, humanistic necessity to dominate, and to manifest anger out by physical/verbal means is perennial. In the early-to-mid 20th century America, “teen dating violence” was not a notion of existence. In fact, any physical manife

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Houston, we have a Public Safety Problem

We were discussing “Back to School Safety” on KRBE’s “The Roula and Ryan Show.” During the break, Roula and I reviewed listener comments. A clear majority wanted more information on the Crime Stopper’s Safe School Program but there was one that jumped out at me like a lighthouse in the dark of night . . . it simply read “not interested in the paranoid Crime Stoppers lady.” Rou

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Open Carry Laws

Two weeks ago, I was with my kids at an event in Houston. My 6-year-old tugged my hand as we walked. Mommy, why is that policeman not wearing his “superhero” uniform? (That’s what she calls law enforcement uniforms; I love it and don’t correct her). It took me a minute to place what she was asking; then I saw him, a handsome man wearing beige slacks, a white pin-striped butto

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Teen Dating Violence is an Epidemic

In society, people tend to judge books by their cover. They see teen couples go through difficulties and shrug it off as if it is not an issue, because of the simple fact that they are young. Teen Dating Violence is an epidemic affecting one in three teens. It has no gender preference and could happen in any of relationship. Unfortunately, many teens are not aware of the war

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14 means different things to different people. For me, it’s getting 64 class cards and candy ready and scrambling to get pink hearts and glitter to decorate gift bags and boxes. Gone are the days of romantic dinners and gifts (wait, come to think of it, did that ever really happen?). Now, it’s all about a busy checklist. And that’s okay, it’s life. For others, Valentine’

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Animal Cruelty

I have to be honest, it was nowhere on my radar a few years ago. As a mother of three, I secretly thought: Why are people spending time advocating against animal cruelty when there are hungry, abused and abandoned children? Everywhere I went there were activists and animal lovers asking the community to get involved. These individuals ranged from those I didn’t know to those I

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