Kids and Police Violence: 10 Things Schools Can Do Today for Black Students
From the the foul responses to Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest to recent killings of unarmed Black people, black children's trauma is real. Here's how schools can help.
Unschooling: Pretoria Girls High Protest Is Exhibit A For Why Our Kids Should Learn Differently
There's a connection between how uncomfortable adults are with children who are confident and the backlash the girls at Pretoria Girls High School faced for refusing to chemically-straighten their hair. Unschooler Akilah Richards breaks it down.
Following Colin Kaepernick’s Lead: Should Student Athletes Kneel?
This mom fully supports Colin Kaepernick's anti-anthem stance. But having her children follow suit during games on their new teams isn't so easy.
In Defense Of Public School: It Is What We Parents Make It
Are there crappy public schools? Of course. But not all of them are broken. Public schools are what we parents make them. And I’m glad we opened our eyes.
A Day With HIV: A Black Mom Shares Her Story Of Diagnosis and Survival
In honor of A Day With HIV, Masonia Traylor, a Black mom of two, talks diagnosis, survival and concrete ways to strike down barriers for HIV-infected moms.
Michael Robinson’s Diabetes Jail Death Over Child Support Was Cruel
Michael Robinson got arrested for failing to pay child support and died after being denied life-saving insulin. It's time to advocate for prisoner's rights.
As Ferguson Prepares For the Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Shooting, a Touching Video Highlights Langston Hughes “Kids Who Die.”
The anniversary of Mike Brown's shooting inspired this reflection on the deaths of children killed at the hands of police and racists, set to the words of Langston Hughes' prophetic anti-lynching poem, "Kids Who Die."
‘Teaching Center’: Key & Peele Video Imagines What Would Happen If We Feted Teachers Like Star Athletes
In this hilarious Key & Peele video, Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching.
Blood at the Root: Sandra Bland, A Broken System and Teaching Brown Babies How to Live Free
Our Faith & Motherhood columnist talks Sandra Bland and wrestling with not knowing how to teach her brown baby how to live free.