‘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.
Powerless Black Mothers: Protecting Our Sons From Stereotypes, Danger Feels Impossible
This mom is raising three Black sons who love loud music and hoodies. And she's scared to death she won't be able to protect them from the tyranny of stereotypes.
Seriously, Can We Stop Calling Cops On Little Black Kids Already?
Omari Grant, 11, had a cop's gun shoved in his face for doing what kids do—which is what happens when adults refuse to acknowledge the humanity of Black children.
Nothing Even Matters: A Poetic Prophecy for My Little Girl
In celebration of National Poetry Month, a poem celebrating brown mommies and baby girls.
Will vs. Wisdom: What Toddler’s Terrible Twos Tells Us About Ourselves
This mom secretly loves (and recognizes!) her toddler's fearlessness. But she hopes her daughter learns to trust those who love her when they warn of the dangers ahead.
My 13-Year-Old Wants To Shave His Afro Because His White Peers Won’t Stop Touching It
He’s tried telling kids, "Hey, you know, I'm not a petting zoo.” Nothing deters them from trying.
Not Like Oprah: Teaching Kids To Shine On Their Own Terms
It's natural to want our children to follow the steps of successful people. But what we should truly want is a kid who beats her own drum.