Dearest, ‘Detroit’ the Movie Ain’t For Us: Dodging Black Trauma

Here's what we don't need our kids to see: Detroit, a movie that fetishizes the brutalization of Black boys , sans context or care for the pain it causes.

– Aug 9, 2017

Train Up A Child: Talking and Teaching Black Children Sexual Responsibility

If a lawsuit accusing Usher of infecting a partner with herpes should do anything, it's to convince us parents to have real talks with our kids about sex.

– Jul 29, 2017

Daddy’s Girl, Still: He Never Came Home

Prolific politics and race writer Kirsten West Savali turns her pen toward an introspective, emotional look at life with her father—and without him.

– Jun 14, 2017

He Never Came Home: I Was the Different One

Celebrating the release of "He Never Came Home," essays from daughters on life without their dads, with a piece by Nisa Rashid, asha bandele's baby.

– Jun 13, 2017

You Did It Your Way: He Never Came Home

A daughter whose father died when she was a teen recounts the loving lessons she learned from him—an excerpt from the upcoming book, "He Never Came Home."

– Jun 8, 2017

Here and There: He Never Came Home

A daughter remembers all the ways her father said he would show up, but didn't. A powerful essay from the upcoming book, "He Never Came Home."

– Jun 7, 2017

All Is Forgiven: He Never Came Home

A daughter remembers all the ways her father failed to show up for her—and forgives him for it, in this excerpt from "He Never Came Home."

– Jun 6, 2017

The Maiden Flight: MyBrownBaby First Girlpie Mari Graduates High School Today!

Mari graduates today from high school, with honors. We are over the moon proud of her.

– May 25, 2017

Mari, the First Girlpie of MyBrownBaby, is Going to Yale!

Mari, the Girlpie you've watched grow up into a confident, brilliant, beautiful young woman right here on MyBrownBaby, is headed to the Ivy League!

– May 16, 2017

Single Mom Tax Refund: 9 Ways To Make Your Money Work For You

Single moms and tax refunds can be a match made in heaven—if you know how to work it. Here are nine ways to put your refund to work.

– Feb 20, 2017
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