For White Mothers Who Don’t Know How To Style Their Black Children’s Natural Hair: I Feel You
This mom says she'll never look at that brown child with the white mom and make assumptions again.
‘Promises Kept’ Offers a Gold Mine of Tips on Raising a Successful Black Child
If you have any interest in understanding how to raise brilliant and successful African-American children, particularly boys, you have to grab a copy of “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.”
Born Behind Bars: How Separation, Foster Care and Adoption Shaped My Life
An adoptee born in prison remembers the trauma of being taken from her birth mother, and counts the emotional toll it took on her life.
Black Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o's Message For Our Daughters
Lupita Nyong'o's Essence speech on learning to love her dark skin reminds this mother to appreciate the actress's impact on mainstream pop culture.
Check Out My Melody: How Beyonce Transforms My Mundane Mom Life
In the crazy moments between my jobs as the maid/chauffeur/laundress/insert chore here, Stevie, Erykah, Ledisi and Beyonce are my salvation.
My 13-Year-Old Wants To Shave His Afro Because His White Peers Won’t Stop Touching It
He’s tried telling kids, "Hey, you know, I'm not a petting zoo.” Nothing deters them from trying.
Fathering Female Athletes, and the NY Times Article that Nearly Made My Head Explode
As the father of two skilled female athletes, I was thoroughly disgusted reading a New York Times story profiling the insanity that's taken over the world of youth girls soccer.
DISCIPLINING A STRANGER’S CHILD: YES, I’M THAT PERSON
Kids aren’t going to be traumatized by a stranger politely telling them not to do something that could potentially harm them, or is just a social norm.