black children and self-esteem

The Skin I’m In: This Afro Latina Defines Who She Is

This Afro Latina mom talks race, ethnicity, nationality and how she defines her identity as a Black Dominican woman with a chocolate baby.

– Jan 30, 2017

Black and Ugly: Afro Latino Colorism On the Pre-School Playground Forced This Conversation

Afro latino colorism reared its ugly head on a preschool playground, but this little girl leaned on her mom's lessons on self-love to make it through.

– Aug 5, 2015

Young, Gifted & Black: My Promise To Support My Children In School and Beyond

My daughters are young, gifted & Black because they do their part in the classroom. But as their mom, I have to play my part, too.

– Mar 26, 2015

Kick the Blues in 2015: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

After sadness and anger muddied 2014, 2015 is the perfect time to recognize that laughter is the best medicine.

– Jan 7, 2015

‘Blackish’: Teaching Black Children To Embrace ALL Of Us

'Blackish,' the new ABC sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, has the potential to tell some honest truths.

– Sep 24, 2014

I Refuse to Remain in the Lower Case: the Argument For Capitalizing the “B” In ‘Black People’

W.E.B. Du Bois fought this very same fight almost 100 years ago, arguing that capitalization is an act of recognition and respect.

– Jun 4, 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

Filling My Home With Brown Dolls, By Any Means Necessary

This mom will go to any lengths to create a home in which her daughter's brown skin and puffy hair is celebrated.

– May 12, 2014

Black Children and Role Models: Remember, Somebody’s Watching Me (Us)

Sometimes it's the subtle things that children notice and internalize that make a difference in their life's journey.

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