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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
‘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.