My Biracial Son Needs to See Himself as Black and Proud
This mom of a biracial son knows the world will view him as African American. She wants him to see himself as a young black man too.
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.
Confronting My Fear: Lessons from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me made this mother consider just how much she limits her own children's freedom—and why doing so is wrong.
Love, Black Boys: A Conversation About Growing Up Black In America (VIDEO)
In this short documentary, young Black boys and men explain the particular challenges they face growing up Black in America.
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.
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.
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.