Zero Years a Slave: Setting my Child Free from Generational Bondages
Watching "Twelve Years A Slave" made Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts think long and hard about her own mental/emotional bondage, and ways she can avoid passing along her baggage to her daughter.
If You Suck At Reading Others’ Emotions, Your Life Will Suck
Are you an Empathy Bad Ass? Can you immediately read the moods of others, which is an extremely important skill to have—and one many of our children are lacking. Take the Empathy Test and see where you rank.
Renisha McBride’s Death Ruled a Homicide, So Why Hasn’t Her Killer Been Arrested?
It took six weeks for Florida authorities to arrest George Zimmerman after he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Let's hope the Michigan authorities can move faster than that in arresting the killer of Renisha McBride.
As Violence Explodes in PG-13 Movies, Parents Have to Say No to Hollywood
If we care at all about our children and about the fate of our society, we need to take a stand against the violence Hollywood is peddling to us. The easiest way to take a stand? Let our dollars do the talking.
MyBrownBaby Fresh: Man Sues Wife For Having ‘Ugly’ Kids, Unarmed Renisha McBride Killed After Seeking Help
This man sued his wife for having ugly babies—and won. This, and four other stories that caught our attention this week, including Jamilah Lemeiux moving piece on the shooting death of #RenishaMcBride.
To Avoid Stigma, Biracial Teen Changes Her Name from Keisha to Kylie
To avoid stigma, a biracial teen changed her name from Keisha to Kylie—should she be applauded or snatched up by the Drop Squad?
‘Clear the Airwaves Project’ Wants Violent, Explicit, Misogynistic Music Off Chicago Radio
A new group out of Chicago is going after radio stations and their advertisers for filling the airwaves with misogynistic, violent, sexually-explicit music.
Federal Prosecutor Reopens Kendrick Johnson Gym Mat Death Investigation; Video Of Gym Released
A federal prosecutor is reopening the investigation into the death of Kendrick Johnson, the teenager found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym—an announcement that came just one day after a judge ordered local police to release video of the gym where KJ died.
Halloween Obese Letters For Trick or Treaters? Talk About Killjoy. Plus, I Prefer Gummy Bears.
Calling a kid fat just might do more harm mentally for that kid than any handful of mini-Snickers bars could do. Not to mention, it could convince a mom to march over to your house and smash a couple of... pumpkins. You just don't play with peoples' kids like that.
A Word on Mortality: Take the Time to Record the Important Moments
We always think there will be more time...but sometimes we need to just stop and take the time to record the important moments.