Trayvon Martin

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

Black Children and Suicide: More Of Our Babies Are Taking Their Lives and Nobody Knows Why. We Have Some Ideas.

Researchers are grasping at straws to try to explain the massive increase in Black children committing suicide. We have some pretty solid explanations.

– May 20, 2015

In Honor Of the Black Mothers Of Slain Sons: Art for Justice

In honor of the mothers who cry out for their sons.

– May 1, 2015

D’Angelo on Saturday Night Live: a Celebration of Artistry and the Importance of Black Lives (VIDEO)

Watch D'Angelo on "Saturday Night Live." He'll make you believe in music again.

– Feb 2, 2015

The Blueprint: Black Parents Can “Do Better” Too

An argument for Black parents to turn our backs on white power structures and depend on and support each other—for our children's sake.

– Dec 4, 2014

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.

– Dec 4, 2014
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