Tamir Rice

I Don’t Want To Have A Black Son

This Black mom is gripped by fear that having a Black son will someday lead her into picking out a suit for his casket rather than his prom.

– Feb 15, 2017

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."

– Aug 7, 2015

My Fourth of July Was No Celebration: Reflecting On What It Means To Be Black and Seek True Freedom

With the tragic Charleston murders still heavy on our hearts, celebrating the Fourth of July was particularly dicey for African Americans who are feeling like freedom is fast disappearing for Black folk.

– Jul 6, 2015

Video of the Texas Cop Attacking Black Children Offers 5 Valuable Lessons For What Kids Should Do In Such Volatile Situations

The chilling video of the Texas cop attacking Black children like some kind of over-caffeinated Meth fiend puts fear into my heart for my Black children—but also provides textbook training for what they should do if ever faced with a similar situation.

– Jun 9, 2015

The MyBrownBaby Year In Review: Top Blog Posts

Though some people were quite vocal about their hate for Facebook’s “Year In Review” app, I appreciated it for reminding me to look back at...

– Dec 29, 2014

12-Year-Old Shot By Police: No Safe Place For Black Children

Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old shot by police, was a child who had the right to be just that... A CHILD.

– Nov 24, 2014

Bringing Up Boogie: Black Boys Shouldn’t Shoot

By BASSEY IKPI From the second my sonogram revealed I was having a boy, I vowed not to dress him like the lame little boys in...

– Aug 23, 2010