You all know by now how passionate I am about having black parents participate in the national conversation on parenting; I simply don’t think that those who drive the public debates about the way Americans parent today ever consider the perspective of moms and dads of color, unless they’re looking for a quote or two about black pathology. Thank goodness there are a few of us in fact, a whole bunch of us! taking matters into our own hands and doing what we can to speak up and out about what it’s like and what it means to raise black children in 2009 and beyond.

To that end, the hosts of two fantastic black parenting sites, Lashanda Henry of BlackMomsClub and Lamar Tyler of BlackandMarriedWithKids are hosting a three-day web conference June 12 to June 14, 2009, for parents looking to discuss black family issues. This is a FREE, live, online tele-summit of some of the best of the best black parenting experts, and all are welcome to attend. MyBrownBaby will be one of the featured speakers on the June 14th panel.

Here, a breakdown of the discussions and info on how you can attend (again, it’s FREE, and we would LOVE your support and input in these meaningful, much-needed conversations):

When: June 12, 2009 at 8 p.m.

Topic: The role of African American fathers today

Guest Speaker: Janks Morton, Creator of What Black Men Think

Click HERE to register for this free event. Space is limited.

When: June 13 at 8 p.m. EST

Topic: The real issues that are overshadowed by stereotypes about black women

Guest Speakers:

Dee Dee Jackson, president, Mocha Moms, Inc.

Kimberly Seals Allers of

Tara Pringle Jefferson of the Young Mommy Life

Click HERE to register for this free event. Space is limited.

When: June 14 at 8 p.m. EST

Topic: The Role of black parents as our children transition from childhood to adulthood: What goes wrong and what are we doing right?

Guest Speakers:

Denene Millner of MyBrownBaby

Latrice Fowler of Raising Chefs

Click HERE to register for this free event. Space is limited.

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  1. I have already signed up for what is happening to our babies. And may sign up for "Are Black Mothers As Strong As Everyone Thinks?" The two issues go hand hand foe the most part. Thank you for highlighting such crucial conversations in our community.

    I added your button to my page. I really do like your web design! Kudos.

    Finally, thanks for showing support over at my blog. Good Luck, I do hope you win!

    Peace Sis.

  2. Teresha and Damon

    Thanks for sharing. I am so there!

  3. the prisoner's wife

    interesting. i will try to listen in. as a mother & teacher, i've seen lots of sides of the black parenting spectrum.

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