{My Four Sons} The Sorrowful Last Days of “Who Would Win In A Fight”

By DERRICK BARNES I think, on average, that ten is the cut-off age. It’s around that time that boys begin to almost completely lose the...

– Sep 12, 2011

{My Four Sons} A Prayer For Nnamdi: A Black Father Welcomes His Newest Son

By DERRICK BARNES In 2005, immediately after my family and I were fortunate enough to survive and escape the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in...

– Aug 9, 2011

{My Four Sons} Love, Respect and Nestle Snipes

By DERRICK BARNES Depending on the day of the week, the situation, or the reading on the crack me up! meter, I have a legendary...

– May 2, 2011

{My Four Sons} How One Dedicated Father Made Reading Fundamental For His Son

By DERRICK BARNES For the most part, he’s everything I’m not. Well, not everything. I just wish I was born with his intensity and fire....

– Mar 21, 2011

{Big Black Daddy} Sucka For Love

By Derrick Barnes It starts early. Well, at least for the eldest Barnes brother, Ezra, aka Pretty Boy McCoy, or aka his new and most fitting...

– Feb 12, 2011

Introducing Big Black Daddy

By Derrick Barnes When I told a friend of mine about the title of my new MyBrownBaby column, she said it gave her images of...

– Feb 3, 2011

On Father’s Day, Remember That Enough Is Always Enough, My Brotha

By DERRICK BARNES There’s one major concern and reoccurring worry that I have as a father, and that’s that I’m going to forget to teach...

– Jun 19, 2009