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

Word To Muva: Bon Voyage B!tches To These Things From 2017

Our columnist Ida Harris breaks down all the 2017 foolery that needs not find its way to 2018. Ever.

– Dec 31, 2017

Teacher Knowledge vs. Mommy Knowledge: A Child Chooses

When it comes to educating Black children, moms are the first teachers. But this is what happens when school teachers get involved.

– Dec 19, 2017

Black Books Matter: Children’s Books Celebrating Black Boys

We're so proud "Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut," made this incredible list of books for Black boys, and are thrilled to announce a special FB Live reading by "Crown" cover model, young Solomon Barnes!

– Dec 13, 2017
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