bassey ikpi (38 results)

Apology To My Brown Boy: Bassey Ikpi On Trayvon Martin, Mothers & Raising Black Boys (VIDEO)

Friends: MyBrownBaby contributor Bassey Ikpi penned this post and recorded the accompanying video, “Apology To My Brown Boy,” for her site, Bassey’s World. She very...

– Mar 28, 2012

{Bringing Up Boogie} Birthdays Are the Worst Days: Bassey Ikpi On Turning 35

By BASSEY IKPI I love birthdays; mine especially. Every year for the last decade, I've thrown a party called a Basstravaganza! Yes, I am a...

– Jul 25, 2011

Now You Can: An Open Letter To Elaiwe Ikpi

By BASSEY IKPI Dear Elaiwe, It is morningthe day after history was brokenand rebornand your mother still carries the weightof last eveningit is a slow...

– Jan 21, 2009

Powerless Black Mothers: Protecting Our Sons From Stereotypes, Danger Feels Impossible

This mom is raising three Black sons who love loud music and hoodies. And she's scared to death she won't be able to protect them from the tyranny of stereotypes.

– Apr 15, 2014

Jerry Sandusky’s Son Says He, Too, Was Abused, Plus: Other MyBrownBaby Fresh Links

A bombshell in the sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State coach accused of molesting 10 young boys: his adopted son, Mike...

– Jun 22, 2012

A Word About The Writer’s Life: Honoring Erica Kennedy

In my old life, before blogging, before kids, before authoring New York Times bestsellers, before my advice columns at Parenting and my freelance writer’s life,...

– Jun 18, 2012

Talking To Black Boys About Trayvon Martin, Hoodies and Black Mom Fears

By BASSEY IKPI As I drove my 5-year-old to school, I could tell something was wrong. It was out-of-uniform day at his school, and as...

– Apr 4, 2012

Video of George Zimmerman After Trayvon Shooting Casts Doubt on His Story

By NICK CHILES If George Zimmerman was brutally attacked by 17-year-old, unarmed Trayvon Martin, thrown to the ground, where he got a gash on the...

– Mar 29, 2012

What’s Wrong With This McDonald’s Barbie Ad? And Other MyBrownBaby Fresh Links

*Sigh* This is McDonald’s latest kid’s meal promotion. The fast food restaurant, which has found itself under hot water for a minority marketing campaign that...

– Feb 3, 2012

MyBrownBaby Fresh: What We’re Doing, Watching and Supporting This Week

I'm working with about five hours worth of sleep this morning after an evening full of raucous, giggly sleepover party madness with a stable of...

– Jun 3, 2011