raising black girls

When The Challenges Are Stacked: Raising My Black Daughter With Special Needs

There is joy in parenting black children with special needs. But what happens when you have to educate her and everyone else about the double social stigma?

– Nov 15, 2016

Blood at the Root: Sandra Bland, A Broken System and Teaching Brown Babies How to Live Free

Our Faith & Motherhood columnist talks Sandra Bland and wrestling with not knowing how to teach her brown baby how to live free.

Beauty In the Bad: the Hard Knock Life Of a Child Raised In the City

A beautifully told tale of the hard life one teen faced in Newark after the death of her beloved grandfather—and the hopelessness she feels for the city in which she was raised.

– Jan 12, 2015

Black Girls With Dark Skin Face Harsher School Discipline

When it comes to Black girls and school discipline, dark-skinned girls are facing harsher penalties than all other races.

– Dec 12, 2014

Black Girls Fighting: Is Reality TV Inciting Our Daughters To Violence?

Black girls fighting on reality TV has our daughters thinking they need to use their fists to problem solve—and they're hurting because of it.

– Nov 17, 2014

This Is Why You Should Never Spank Your Daughter

Be aware: hitting girls raises a chemical in their bodies that puts them at sexual risk, studies show.

– Sep 5, 2014

In Defense Of Willow Smith and Fast Tail Girls

What kind of message do we send black girls when we make them responsible for the impure thoughts of adults?

– May 14, 2014
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