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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.