The Family Centerpiece: Making Room at the Table

The Family Centerpiece: Making Room at the Table

by Bishop T.D. Jakes

The old-fashioned notion of family dinners has eroded into a bag of piping-hot food thrust through a fast-food delivery window. Processed foods and instant... Read More

Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America

Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America

by Sylvia Snowden

We’ve all seen it. The 2-year old who has fallen out, kicking and screaming in the middle of a store, or the mouthy, defiant... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 75: The Craigs

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 75: The Craigs

by Joicelyn Dingle

The Craig family legacy of philanthropy is based on acts of discovering, collecting, and exhibiting African-American fine art. Simone Craig, 42, and Lauren Craig,... Read More

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Letting Go and Assassinating the SuperMom Myth

by Aliya S. King

Two months ago, I got yet another reminder that I’m not a supermom. My 8-year-old daughter decided she wanted to try pasta with pesto... Read More

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Fear of a Black Dad: Jamie Foxx and Other Fearless Fathers of Movie History

by Tomika Anderson

Sleep is for suckers and that’s one thing detective Vincent Downs—played by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx—is not. When the film debuts on Jan. 13... Read More

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Please Baby, Please: Making the Mommy Move Later

by Aliya S. King and S. Tia Brown

When reports surfaced that 50-year-old Janet Jackson was pregnant with her first child, there was an outpouring of support—and many questions. Although Jackson has... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 74: The Coopers

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 74: The Coopers

by Joicelyn Dingle

Ralph Cooper III first glimpsed the beauty called Truth on his friend’s MySpace page.  After expressing some interest to his friend, Ralph declined to... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 73: The Johnsons

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 73: The Johnsons

by Joicelyn Dingle

The Johnsons, LC and Sheldon, possess a joie de vivre—joy of life, that is contagious. Perhaps, it’s the concentration on what they love most—family,... Read More

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Living My Life for the Love of My Son

by Jermaine Spradley

Charles Dickens once penned, “In the little world, in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing more finely perceived... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 72: The Wares

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 72: The Wares

by Joicelyn Dingle

Three generations of savvy, New York women comprise the Ware family. When Michele Ware, owner of Hoodwinked Escape in Upper Manhattan, left her job... Read More