How Yoga Brought One Mother Peace After Her Son's Death

How Yoga Brought One Mother Peace After Her Son's Death

by Mable Ivory

The day after 36-year-old MacArthur Harrell was killed in a drive-by shooting, his distraught mother, Daphne Ivory, knew she needed a therapeutic… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 71: The Bacons

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 71: The Bacons

by Joicelyn Dingle

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Randall and Deena Bacon— both actors and commercial and print models who live in El Camino Village, California… Read More

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Coolest Black Family Reunion Quiz Key

by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

So, how did you do on our kinfolk quiz? Check out our key below and brush up on your knowledge of which celebs are really related.   Read More

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My Father Graduated College At 65 & Taught Me About Black Excellence

by George Johnson

I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was a cold December day, right after Christmas, and I was packing up my car to head back home to Richmond… Read More

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Fathers Do Not Babysit

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

To have eight godchildren in today's society is to know a multitude of different family dynamics. Some of my boys are married to the mother of… Read More

Daddy's House

Finding Family and a Home in Daddy’s House

by Ian F. Blair

Thirty-eight years ago, I became a foster parent. The first child I took into my home was a boy, Larome, who was entering the seventh grade at a nearby… Read More

Viewing Black Fatherhood from Both Abandonment and Fulfillment

Viewing Black Fatherhood from Both Abandonment and Fulfillment

by Dr. Larry Walker

Father’s Day is here and millions of dads will wake up in the morning and think, “today is my day.” The day is full of text messages… Read More

Hey Dads, Please Stop Threatening Your Daughter’s Prom Date With a Gun

Hey Dads, Please Stop Threatening Your Daughter’s Prom Date With a Gun

by Josie Pickens

As with every year, I’m enjoying the prom photos that I see as I scroll through my various social media feeds.  There is something magical… Read More

This Mom’s Amazing Story Is Proof #BlackGirlMagic is Real

This Mom’s Amazing Story Is Proof #BlackGirlMagic is Real

by Britni Danielle

Black women and girls are everything. Despite the challenges we face from school systems that criminalize our girls’ behavior, police… Read More

Yes, We Can...Swim: Teaching Your Kids About the Water

Yes, We Can...Swim: Teaching Your Kids About the Water

by Cullen Jones

It was after midnight when Michael Phelps told me that the basketball guys were downstairs. I was with my teammates in the athlete dorms at the 2008… Read More

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