Black Boy Childhood: When Birthdays—And Race—Steal Innocence

Black boy childhood flies by all-too-quickly when race steals the innocence of children of color—and this mother is worried about it.

– Apr 1, 2015

Young, Gifted & Black: My Promise To Support My Children In School and Beyond

My daughters are young, gifted & Black because they do their part in the classroom. But as their mom, I have to play my part, too.

– Mar 26, 2015

8 Ways Raising a Toddler Is Like a Hostage Negotiation with a Highly Unstable Person

Raising a toddler means accepting that they’re pissed off even when you give them exactly what they want.

– Mar 23, 2015

When Is It Okay To Let Girls Wear Makeup?

In the MyBrownBaby household, one need not even ask until high school—and even then is questionable.

– Mar 18, 2015

Ashy Knees and Dry Hair: When Mixed Children Grooming Raises Eyebrows Abroad

Mixed children grooming becomes all the more precarious in foreign countries where racial stigmas aren't as obvious as here in America.

– Mar 17, 2015

Nurturing A Child’s Passion: Why I Stopped Caring About the Stuff My Kid Does Well

As tempting as it is to push our kids into things they're good at, nurturing a child's passion is much more important to helping them excel.

– Mar 4, 2015

How I Got A Black Boy To Read, Plus: 10 Great Books For Black Boys

Books for Black boys seem few and far between, but here's what happened when I managed to get one into the hands of a reluctant reader.

– Mar 2, 2015

Um, Those North West Black Outfits Are A Bit Grown, Aren’t They?

No matter Kanye's "vision" with those North West black outfits, are we really okay with dressing up babies in grown clothes and colors?

– Feb 18, 2015

‘Fatherless’ Is Not An Insult—Stop Giving This Nasty Put-Down Air

Calling someone "fatherless" with the intent to insult them is ridiculously hurtful—and low.

– Feb 9, 2015