black boys

I Don’t Want To Have A Black Son

This Black mom is gripped by fear that having a Black son will someday lead her into picking out a suit for his casket rather than his prom.

– Feb 15, 2017

My Black Son Could’ve Been Shot By Police In My House

When her Black son forgets the secret word needed to turn off the burglar alarm, this mom imagines the very worst: police showing up to her doorstep.

– Nov 1, 2016

Raising Dion: A Comic Book Imagines A Black Single Mom Parenting Her Superhero Son

Raising Dion is a delicious new superhero comic book series with an unlikely here: a Black single mom whose only superpower is love for her superhero son.

– Sep 3, 2015

Black Boy Childhood: When Birthdays—And Race—Steal Innocence

Black boy childhood flies by all-too-quickly when race steals the innocence of children of color—and this mother is worried about it.

– Apr 1, 2015

Thirteen, Black & Afraid to End Up Like Ferguson

Black teen boys react to Ferguson, wondering what the grand jury decision says about their place in America.

– Dec 1, 2014

12-Year-Old Shot By Police: No Safe Place For Black Children

Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old shot by police, was a child who had the right to be just that... A CHILD.

– Nov 24, 2014

There’s Hope: How to Transform the Lives of Black Boys

David Banks, author of a new book about educating and inspiring Black boys, says they can find success—with our help.

– Nov 18, 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

Black Boys and Self-Esteem: How To Silence Your Son’s Inner Critic

How can we help our sons develop powerful self-esteem? By helping them confront their inner critics—that nagging voice that points out their failures, inadequacies, and shortcomings.

– Apr 28, 2014

Brilliant but Lazy: Helping Your Underachieving Son to Succeed

How do you motivate your underachiever when you know he has the potential to succeed in school and life?

– Mar 31, 2014