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The Black Mother's Burden
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Solutionist. Author. Internatio...
I do not know Sybrina Fulton. Nor can I claim to understand the depth of her pain. Yet, we share a deep connection. You see, Ms. Fulton is living my nightmare. A constant worry that has lingered in the back of my mind since the birth of my eldest son, some sixteen years ago.
Penn State Sex Scandal Puts Chill On Crucial Male Mentoring
My apologies to Shakespeare, but there's something rotten in State College, Pennsylvania. There are some powerful men walking
'Father's Day?' Film Addresses Issues of Fatherless Homes
The statistics have fueled further discussion about the context of the figures and the overall numbers of black women, both
Sherri Shepherd And Others Talk Infertility In Redbook Magazine's 'The Truth About Trying' Series
"Top Chef" co-host Padma Lakshmi also shares her story, alongside dozens of women, including Anika, an African-American women
Amber Cole is My Daughter
Mark Anthony Neal
Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of Africa...
That so many have -- and in the process downloaded and trafficked in illegal child pornography -- speaks volumes about how society thinks about Black girls. For that reason alone, Amber Cole is my daughter.
We Don't Spoil Our Children Anymore -- We Entitle Them
Founder and President of Family Business Office ®
How much is too much to give your children? Often, in assisting one's children, a parent dulls the character, integrity, work ethic, and socialization skills their children need to become responsible adults.
Being a Dad Rocks
Freelance Writer and Co-Founder of VerySmartBrothas.com
Being a dad rocks. It's almost like children are hard-wired to know that you go to mom for the emotional support and you go to dad for the mayhem and amusement.
This is How We Do It
Mother and Blogger, Determined to be Fit
I'm a wife, mother of a toddler, full-time employee, runner and a CrossFitter. I'm also currently training for my first ultramarathon. Through it all, I still maintain that the majority of us can find the time to exercise if we have the desire and we are flexible. Here's how I do it.
Turning off the TV
Kuae Kelch Mattox
National President, Mocha Moms, Inc.
Many parents seem hugely conflicted about whether to go cold turkey and draw a hard line. The dirty little secret in our house is that we allow our three children, ages 8, 11 and 14, to watch TV. But we've set some hard and firm rules for which they must abide.
Tasty Halloween Facts
While the little ones might be a bit young to indulge in classic black Halloween flicks like "Blacula," "A Vampire in Brooklyn
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Educational Children's Television Programming: Why Babies And Toddlers Shouldn't Watch TV
By Ari Brown, Education Nation
There are three concerns here. The American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged media use in young children since 1999
League of Young Voters Education Fund Teams Up With Hip-Hop Producer Hi-Tek to Spark Social Change
Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund
The premise of
is deceptively simple: if you provide urban youth access to studio equipment, art teachers, and mentors, they can choose creative outlets over criminal ones, and ultimately live fuller, richer lives.
Toddlewood Creator, Tricia Messeroux, Turns Tots Into Hollywood Royalty (PHOTOS)
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson
ACT ONE: Advertising From the outside looking in, Tricia Messeroux was living the life as an advertising account director
Reaching African Children Through Fables and Animation
Designer, founder of The Creative Side Fashon and Design Incub...
African culture is an oral culture but modernity has given us ways to document our stories and heritage. This is why I was so excited to see and share
, a series of animated African fables for children.
Surviving Halloween, Bedrest, and The Baby Registry
Author, 'The Other Side of Paradise'
Weeks ago, I attempted the famed and necessary
. Famed, because everyone tells me I need a registry and necessary, because no one can afford all the crap that these stores insist is supposed to be basic.
The Unexpected Joys of Fatherhood
Upon learning of the inevitable arrival of a child into my life, I was faced with having to give up that which I considered priceless: my time. Now that I'm a father with some years on me, I can barely remember what I was doing with all the time I had as a single, kid-free man.
Gwen Stefani Launches Harajuku Mini for Target
Attention mini fashionistas and fashionistos! Our favorite mass market retailer, Target, is launching Harajuku Mini by Gwen
Nia Long's Pregnancy Woes (Plus Other Hot Moms Over 40)
But while Long says she wasn't buying her doctor's (or science's or society's) warning, she does credit a higher power for
My Baby is Resilient. What About Me?
Wife, Mother and Public Relations Professional
Will I have the same energy, drive and interest in my work? Is my baby going to miss me? These are just a few of the questions racing through my head as I prepare to return to what was once second nature -- work.
Making a Dad: Two Parts Old School, Two Parts New
Co-Founder of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com
Recently, while thinking of my own grandfather, I began to wonder, what if you could take the best parts of an old school dad and merge them with the best parts of a new school dad.
Michelle Obama On Motherhood: 'I Am Just Hoping That I Don't Mess Them Up'
Fit Sugar founder Lisa Sugar and her team also attended this week's roundtable discussion, focusing their coverage on how
Jay-Z, Warren Buffett Team Up In Animated Video To Teach Financial Literacy (VIDEO)
"As a team you can put your interest in business to good use," a cartoon version of Jay-Z tells the kids from his New York
New Details On Beyonce's Pregnancy
But Wendy Williams, the talk show host, suggested that Beyonce's baby bump wasn't real, and that it was staged in order to
How To Help Your Teen Through Your Divorce
There is nothing easy when it comes to divorce and often a teenage child of divorcing parents feels some responsibility. As
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Show Off Twins (PHOTO)
Check out the photo of the happy family -- with Barbara Walters, of course -- and check out more photos of celebrity kids
T.I. Talks 'Power & Beauty' Book Release, Post-Incarceration & Parenting
You've already recorded a few songs and remixes, including your new single, "I'm Flexin." What's the status of your album
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