Natural Hair Wars: Coaxing the Generational Shift Toward Afros, Locs & Braids
For Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown: A Black Teen Girl On Why Their Lives Mattered
Adrian Peterson, Charles Barkley & Switches: It's Time To Let Go of Plantation Discipline
Dear Vogue, et. al.: Can We Get Off My Booty Please?
#WhyIStayed: Teaching Our Daughters & Sons How To Love, Sans Violence

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.

– Sep 17, 2014

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.

– Sep 16, 2014

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.

– Sep 15, 2014

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.

– Sep 12, 2014

#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?

– Sep 10, 2014

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.

– Sep 9, 2014

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.

– Sep 8, 2014

This Is Why You Should Never Spank Your Daughter

Be aware: hitting girls raises a chemical in their bodies that puts them at sexual risk, studies show.

– Sep 5, 2014

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.

‘Firebird': Ballerina Misty Copeland’s Children’s Book Leaps For Brown Girls (GIVEAWAY)

Ballerina Misty Copeland talks Black Girl Magic with her new children's picture book, "Firebird."

– Sep 3, 2014

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.

– Sep 2, 2014