Blue Ivy’s Natural Hair & the Right Of Black Girls To Be… Free

Maybe Blue Ivy's mama isn't being lazy, but deliberate. Maybe Blue gets to be what Bey can't: FREE.

– Jun 16, 2014

The Freedom to Reject Normal: Teaching Children—and Ourselves—To Color Outside the Lines

What happens when you tear down emotional walls, and decide to be 100 percent you—warts, flaws and all?

WHEN WE BLACK PEOPLE SAY RACISM IS REAL, PLEASE BELIEVE US

It's not merely that racism is still rampant in America -- it's that your reaction to it matters.

– Jun 6, 2014

On Race & Double Standards: Will Change Ever Come?

When racial double standards play themselves out on this mom's doorstep, she wonders if her daughter will ever see equal justice.

I Refuse to Remain in the Lower Case: the Argument For Capitalizing the “B” In ‘Black People’

W.E.B. Du Bois fought this very same fight almost 100 years ago, arguing that capitalization is an act of recognition and respect.

– Jun 4, 2014

What Black Educators Are Saying About the Effects of Race On Our Sons

Does a white teacher's inability and unwillingness to deal with their own racial biases lead to stressful interactions with black boys? Educators say yes—and then some.

– May 30, 2014

Because Of Maya Angelou, I Can Be

I imagined her as my mother, my grandmother, and my great grandmother -- an ancestor supreme.

– May 29, 2014

Husbands, Wives, Toddlers and Lanes: Remembering That Some Stuff Is Just Not That Deep

Simple disagreements don't need to evolve into toddler tantrum-level fits. At least not every time.

Race Factor 101: Raising Kids in a World of Donald Sterlings

Every issue is a teachable moment, especially when it comes to teaching kids about selective outrage.

– May 21, 2014

We #StandWithChirlane: Telling the Truth About Balancing Work & Motherhood

Hello, NY Post? The '50s called—they want their stereotypical mom tropes back.

– May 20, 2014