African American parenting

The Adorable Preschool Tap Dancer Who Will Totally Be Beyonce When She Grows Up (VIDEO)

Oh. My. God. This pint-sized, preschool tap dancing goddess gave me absolutely LIFE this morning.

– Nov 1, 2013

Are Black Moms Meaner Than Most? {MyBrownBaby Open Thread}

We know Black moms love our babies and that we care for their every need just like any other mom. But my God, the cursing, the beating, the emotional abuse that we see all-too-many Black moms unleashing on their children in the street, at the mall, on public transportation, in school, out in public, hurts us to my core.

– Oct 17, 2013

Happy 5th Anniversary, MyBrownBaby! Celebrate With A FREE Copy Of ‘The Best of MyBrownBaby!’

Cue the confetti! Toss up the glitter! Turn my music up high! Today, we’re celebrating MyBrownBaby’s fifth anniversary—five years of delicious, insightful, smart, funny, irreverent...

– Oct 1, 2013

Back To School: It’s Millner. Mrs. Chiles If You’re Nasty (Or My Kid’s Teacher)

You should know that I really like my maiden name. Millner is an original—a cut above the standards Miller and Milner, with its extra L...

– Aug 19, 2013

Raising 14-Year-Olds Ain’t For Punks: Learning How To Let My Baby Spread Her Wings & Fly

She started high school last week—left this house in a ball of nerves and excitement and fear and delight, curious about this new, independent path...

– Aug 14, 2013

[FATHER/HOOD] Villages Don’t Raise Children Anymore

By SHAWN TAYLOR Let’s go way back. On the 1996 De La Soul classic Stakes Is High, Posdnuos emceed “Neighborhoods are now ’hoods/’Cause nobody’s neighbors/Just animals/Surviving with...

– Apr 3, 2013

Hello. My Name Is Denene Millner and I’m A Screamer.

I don’t mean to holler and yell like a banshee when my kids get out of line. It just, like, happens. Usually, I yell after...

– Aug 16, 2012

Katherine Jackson & the Jackson Family Values: A Billion Dollars Worth Of Mess

The fight over Michael Jackson’s children and estate has turned into a messy mess of an affair, with accusations of mama kidnapping, auntie slap boxing,...

– Jul 26, 2012

Colorado Shooting & Babies In the Movie Theater: Should Kids See Adult Flicks?

While last week’s senseless Dark Knight Rising massacre in a Colorado theater has everyone talking about gun control, mental illness and alleged shooter James Holmes’s...

– Jul 23, 2012

Jada Pinkett-Smith Explains Willow Smith’s Independence, Quirkiness In Red Table Talk Series

During my Mother’s Day yesterday, I was taking a much-needed book writing break and tooling around on the internet when I stumbled on Jada Pinkett-Smith’s...

– May 14, 2012