As Ferguson Prepares For the Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Shooting, a Touching Video Highlights Langston Hughes “Kids Who Die.”
The anniversary of Mike Brown's shooting inspired this reflection on the deaths of children killed at the hands of police and racists, set to the words of Langston Hughes' prophetic anti-lynching poem, "Kids Who Die."
About the Baltimore Protest and Freddie Gray: What I’m Telling My Kids
Our children are witnessing history—a revolution. Here's how we're opening our girls' eyes to what's really going on.
Hope. Or When History Stops Repeating Itself.
If hope fueled the courage of our forebears in Selma, surely it can fuel the courage we need to fix Ferguson and make the world a better place for our kids.
From Datcher Dreams to His Americus: Holiday Reading for the Winter, Torched and Charred
The Michael Datcher Americus novel is a study in Black and white.
The Blueprint: Black Parents Can “Do Better” Too
An argument for Black parents to turn our backs on white power structures and depend on and support each other—for our children's sake.
What Will I Tell My Son? Parenting In the Age of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown
As the Eric Garner grand jury decision winds its way through the news, one mom contemplates what her fear means for her biracial son.
Tim Wise on Black Pain: Most White Americans are ‘Completely Oblivious’
Tim Wise boldly goes takes it there: when it comes to race, he writes, most whites are completely oblivious to what it means to be Black in America.
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.
Melissa Harris-Perry’s Letter of Sympathy For Mike Brown’s Mother (VIDEO)
Sympathy for Mike Brown's mother is necessary and right. Melissa Harris-Perry states the case.
Finding Hope and Humanity In Ferguson On Thanksgiving Day
While contemplating Ferguson on Thanksgiving Day, our Faith & Motherhood columnist is grateful for that sliver of hope she still has for humanity.