Aretha Franklin Tribute: The Queen Of Soul Will Be Honored, But Not Just Anybody Is Invited To The Mic.

Be clear: if you're singing at the forthcoming Aretha Franklin tribute, you better know what you're doing before you step to that mic.

– Aug 20, 2018

Disrupt Aging: At age 50, I’m About to Steam—Stand Back

My mother never got to dream big as a Black woman in her era. But at almost age 50, I'm doing enough dreaming for the both of us as I disrupt aging.

– Aug 6, 2018

Get What is Light?, a Rare Board Book for Black Babies, On Your Bookshelf Today!

Happy Book birthday to the latest Denene Millner Books creation: Markette Sheppard's "What is Light?" a beautiful—and rare—board book featuring brown kids!

– Jun 11, 2018

Reward Volunteers: the Joy I’ve Found Helping Teens Write

I joined the Grady Writing Center to keep an eye on my girls. But then the teens I was helping truly opened my heart to what it truly means to volunteer.

– Mar 26, 2018

My Obsession: Addie Addye and Women Artists of Color

Want to make a difference for women artists of color, traditionally marginalized in the art world? Support Addye Addie Studios and its mission right here.

– Mar 14, 2018

Safaree And Social Media Engagement Show Us We Can All Get Along

Black women of varying age, social status, single, married, with and without kids, committed to deep discussion, without debate. Thanks Safaree!

– Feb 27, 2018

Guns in the Classroom: On Protests, Arming Teachers, and What Schools Really Need

We all know the consequences of arming teachers—particularly how it would affect black students and the racist structures that harm them at every turn.

– Feb 27, 2018

My Birth Mother, My Hero

We give a lot of praise to the parents who adopt children—and rightfully so. But we should also throw flowers at the feet of the birth mothers, too.

– Feb 21, 2018

Black Panther & the Dora Milaje: How Fiction Helped A Nigerian American Embrace Her Reality

Caught between two worlds—Nigeria and America—made navigating childhood hard for this writer. But Black Panther's Dora Milaje made the blend feel right.

– Feb 20, 2018

Black Sustenance: Paying Homage To Historic Struggle Food

Black soul food is chit'lins. Corn bread. Fried chicken. And those other magical dishes groomed from nothing. They are delicacies. Recognize.

– Feb 12, 2018

Tyler the Creator: Black Mom Observations from the 4th Row of the “Flower Boy” Concert

I love Tyler the Creator. I'm not a fan of what I experienced at his concert. Clearly, I'm too old for this.

– Feb 11, 2018

Disrupt Aging: Here’s To Owning—and Valuing—Growing Older.

Instead of speaking about your age as a negative, own it!

– Feb 2, 2018

Black History Month is in the Building

A comprehensive list of great places to visit with children as we celebrate Black History Month with the babies.

– Feb 2, 2018

Black Folks Go Ape Sh!t Over Racist H&M Monkey Ad

Really, H&M? A Black child in a monkey hoodie? For real?

– Jan 9, 2018

Reclaim Your Time: Quick Tips for Managing Time and Stress in the New Year

Managing time and stress in the New Year becomes a little easier with these quick, simple tips for reclaiming your time.

– Jan 2, 2018
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