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

A Heart Cracked Wide Open by Ferguson: My Problem With (What Some Call) Forgiveness

Forgive, yes. But compassion should drive us all to pray for, speak out on behalf of, AND seek justice for those who are regularly treated poorly by anyone. It's what Jesus would do.

Mike Brown, Ferguson & the Words That Strike To the Heart Of the Matter

There have been some powerful words written in the name of Mike Brown. Words that you should take the time to read.

– Aug 18, 2014

Disney Trippin’ With Toddlers: Lessons In Patience

A toddler tantrum of the worst order reminds this mom that she, too, needs to embrace rest.