60 Years After Brown Decision, US Schools More Segregated Than Ever

Many of the advances in desegregating schools made after the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education ruling have stopped—or been reversed.

– May 19, 2014

Moms With HIV: Slaying the Stigma With the #StopHIVTogether Campaign

These women—these heroes—are sharing their stories to help put a human face on the challenges and triumphs they've faced and enjoyed respectively as they've battled the virus.

– May 16, 2014

#TBT: Willow Smith, The Hair Whip, and Coloring Outside the Lines

What if your parents had just encouraged you to pursue your passion—no matter what everyone else had to say about it, no matter how outside of the “norm” it was?

– May 15, 2014

In Defense Of Willow Smith and Fast Tail Girls

What kind of message do we send black girls when we make them responsible for the impure thoughts of adults?

– May 14, 2014

The Value Of Brown Girls: Care About #BringBackOurGirls Because it’s the Right Thing To Do

How do we become more compassionate toward everyone regardless of familiarity, locale or race?

Hundreds of African Girls Were Kidnapped: Why It Took the U.S. Media 3 Weeks To Notice

Nobody said anything until black Americans led the charge on social media to #BringBackOurGirls.

– May 7, 2014

Forget About Facebook and Focus On The Real “Apple” of Our Eyes

Does your obsession with social media keep you from being truly present with your children? This mom asks the tough question.

My Black Is Beautiful—Now Can We See It In Children’s Books?

How can we help inspire young girls to believe they're beautiful and can achieve anything? Start by creating books that say its possible.

– May 1, 2014

My Black is Beautiful: What Happens When You Say Yes?

It's so easy for us busy moms to say, "no," when good opportunities come along. But what happens when we say, "yes"?

– Apr 29, 2014

Atlanta Strip Clubs, Sex Trafficking & Our Girls: Jada’s New Documentary

Hat tip to Jada Pinkett Smith and my nephew, Miles, for making the connection between pop culture, strip clubs, sex trafficking and young Black girl behavior.

– Apr 25, 2014