Natural Hair Wars: Coaxing the Generational Shift Toward Afros, Locs & Braids
Finally, my daughters and I can walk into my father's house happy to be me. finally, he's happy with our natural hair, too.
For Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown: A Black Teen Girl On Why Their Lives Mattered
As we grapple with the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, a 15-year-old girl wonders when she will be free of the fear and worry born from hate.
Adrian Peterson, Charles Barkley & Switches: It’s Time To Let Go of Plantation Discipline
Adrian Peterson and Charles Barkley think switches are good parenting tools. I've got a few betters ones.
Dear Vogue, et. al.: Can We Get Off My Booty Please?
On a macro level, Vogue's choice to objectify women like some sweaty construction worker on a busy city street at lunch hour is disgusting. On a personal level, it’s a trigger.
#WhyIStayed: Teaching Our Daughters & Sons How To Love, Sans Violence
#WhyIStayed taught a valuable lesson about domestic violence. Now, it's time to teach our children how to recognize true love that doesn't hurt.
For Brown Babies Who Love Superheroes: Diversity in Comics & Film
What's a Black mom to do when her baby wants to be a superhero?
Painting With Light: Bunch Washington & the Importance of Black Art To Our Children
Celebrating the work of artist McCleary "Bunch" Washington at Franklin & Marshall College.
Black Students and Summer Slide: How Our Children’s Back-To-School Progress Slows Every Year
Are the lazy days of summer killing the academic progress of Black children? No doubt.
It Could Have Been Me: When Stupidity Means Death and Other Fears of a Mother
Everyone—Black children included—has the right to make bad choices and mistakes as a teen, and live to tell the tale.
Seven Days Of Grateful: Life Is Better Than You Think
My friend challenged me to say what I'm grateful for for seven days. It was easier than this cynic thought.