The Giants Super Bowl Victory Offers Dad a Teachable Moment

By NICK CHILES There are many responsibilities that a father has to his children, but the Super Bowl win last night of my New York...

– Feb 6, 2012

If Mitt Romney Doesn’t Care about the Poor, He Doesn’t Care about America’s Children

By NICK CHILES Every once in a while, politicians open their mouths and some truth comes out. That’s what happened to Mitt Romney yesterday during...

– Feb 2, 2012

Don Cornelius Is Gone—And a Part of Us Has Gone with Him

By NICK CHILES For those of us over the age of 40, how can we find the words to explain how much of an impact...

– Feb 1, 2012

Women’s Professional Soccer Shuts Down—and Female Athletes, Young and Old, Are Heartbroken

By NICK CHILES Today is a sad day for the two little girl jocks in my house, and they don’t even know it yet. The...

– Feb 1, 2012

Guess What? Playing With Your Kids Can Help Your Job Performance

By NICK CHILES Sometimes science can deliver tasty little morsels of good news. Here’s the latest one I heard: playing with your kids can actually...

– Jan 31, 2012

Kemba Walker And the Get Over Syndrome

By NICK CHILES I can remember the moment so clearly. I was watching the NCAA tournament, witnessing the amazing Kemba Walker strut, stutter-step and cross-over his way...

– Apr 26, 2011

Little Girl Loved: A Letter For the Cleveland, Texas Child From a Black Father Who Cares

By NICK CHILES Baby girl, I have some things that I need to say to you. It breaks my heart that these words are even...

– Mar 18, 2011

Parent Fail #2080: My Son Is Clueless About How Banks Work

By Nick Chiles There comes a time in every parent's life when we are faced with an undeniable fact: we have left holes. Somewhere in...

– Feb 26, 2011

Another Black Boy, Another Senseless Murder When Will It Stop?

Pace University Football Player Danroy Henry, Jr. By NICK CHILES When will it stop? Another innocent black man killed by the cops. This time it...

– Dec 9, 2010

With Catastrophe Looming, Lets Hand African American Boys a Book

“In My Mind,” by ZOBEL By NICK CHILES Have you ever spent time in a kindergarten classroom? The kiddies are unbelievably cute, with their bright...

– Nov 15, 2010