say it loud I’m black and I’m proud

The First Memorial Day: Celebrating Fallen American Soldiers & the Freed Slaves Who Honored Them

Well yes, there will be barbecues galore and lots of beer passed about and some kick-ass sales at the mall and everyone will enjoy their...

– May 27, 2013

A village answers ‘What does it mean to raise a Black child in the 21st century?’

By SHAWN TAYLOR I’ll get right down to it. I asked several people the following question: What does it mean to raise a Black child in...

– May 3, 2013

Black Children and Black History: The Importance Of Teaching Our Kids the Complexity Of Us

I was in the car headed to the Atlanta OneMillionRising rally with Mari and three of her female classmates, singing Prince’s “Adore” loud and off-key,...

– Mar 4, 2013

Black & Proud: How I Teach My Children to Love Their African-American Heritage

It’s a ritual I began the first day my girlpie, Mari, started kindergarten. I’d fluff her super cutie outfit, adjust the fancy barrettes in her...

– Jan 18, 2013