‘Blackish': Teaching Black Children To Embrace ALL Of Us

'Blackish,' the new ABC sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, has the potential to tell some honest truths.

– Sep 24, 2014

A Better Way: One Mother Wrestles With All This “New Fangled” Discipline

This mom is learning that if she wants to change her daughter's character, not just her behavior, spanking may not be the best option for disciplining.

Natural Hair Wars: Coaxing the Generational Shift Toward Afros, Locs & Braids

Finally, my daughters and I can walk into my father's house happy to be me. finally, he's happy with our natural hair, too.

– Sep 17, 2014

For Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown: A Black Teen Girl On Why Their Lives Mattered

As we grapple with the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, a 15-year-old girl wonders when she will be free of the fear and worry born from hate.

– Sep 16, 2014

Adrian Peterson, Charles Barkley & Switches: It’s Time To Let Go of Plantation Discipline

Adrian Peterson and Charles Barkley think switches are good parenting tools. I've got a few betters ones.

– Sep 15, 2014

#WhyIStayed: Teaching Our Daughters & Sons How To Love, Sans Violence

#WhyIStayed taught a valuable lesson about domestic violence. Now, it's time to teach our children how to recognize true love that doesn't hurt.

Black Students and Summer Slide: How Our Children’s Back-To-School Progress Slows Every Year

Are the lazy days of summer killing the academic progress of Black children? No doubt.

– Sep 8, 2014

It Could Have Been Me: When Stupidity Means Death and Other Fears of a Mother

Everyone—Black children included—has the right to make bad choices and mistakes as a teen, and live to tell the tale.

Seven Days Of Grateful: Life Is Better Than You Think

My friend challenged me to say what I'm grateful for for seven days. It was easier than this cynic thought.

– Sep 2, 2014

School Dress Codes Unfairly Target Black Girls & I’m Tired Of It

School dress codes are the bane of a school girl's existence—especially if you're a Black girl with curves.

– Aug 27, 2014