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.

– Mar 17, 2014

‘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.”

– Mar 14, 2014

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.

– Mar 5, 2014

My Seven-Year-Old Daughter Tried to “Catfish” Me

This dad is pretty sure that the love letter sent home by one of his daughter’s substitute teachers was not actually written by a grown up.

– Mar 4, 2014

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.

– Mar 2, 2014

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.

– Feb 27, 2014

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.

– Feb 25, 2014

Mother Wit: ‘Whoop That Bully Or I’ll Whoop You’

When a mom threatens to beat her son for refusing to fight his bully, Mother Wit schools her on how to help her son deal with his tormentor without using his hands.

– Feb 21, 2014

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.

– Feb 11, 2014


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.

– Feb 10, 2014