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

The New Mutants: Black Excellence In the New Class of Black Global Super-Achievers

  By PATRICK A. HOWELL “There is a new class of black super-achievers graduating for the first time.” Mark Penn, “Micro-Trends: The Small Forces Behind...

– Apr 22, 2014

When the Rainbow Isn’t Enough: For Karyn Washington

African Americans need to tout that it’s okay to seek professional intervention if you are so broken, so emotionally in pain, that your everyday song is filled with thoughts about not living.

– Apr 18, 2014

A Personal Resurrection: How I Got Over Myself When It Came to Easter

It was easy for this Christian mom to criticize churchgoers who show up only on Easter. Then this happened.

A Black Beauty Maven Wonders If She’s Hitched To an Industry That Goes Against Her Motherly Teachings

Sometimes the beauty world contradicts what self-described "Beauty Gladiator" Jodi Patterson preaches at home.

– Apr 16, 2014

Powerless Black Mothers: Protecting Our Sons From Stereotypes, Danger Feels Impossible

This mom is raising three Black sons who love loud music and hoodies. And she's scared to death she won't be able to protect them from the tyranny of stereotypes.

– Apr 15, 2014

MBB Calls Bullsh*t on Report Suggesting Parent Involvement Doesn’t Improve Child Performance

A NY Times piece by two researchers suggesting parental involvement doesn't affect student performance defies logic and common sense.

– Apr 14, 2014