decision to only have one child

My Choice to Father Only One Child

by Shawn Taylor

With strangers, the ritual goes like this: I meet a parent at the playground, the market, the park, or at a birthday party. As our… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 47: The Tyners

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 47: The Tyners

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

There’s an extensive history of public service that runs deep in the Tyner family tree. Giving back was a mantra instilled… Read More

Living in Glass Houses

Living in Glass Houses

by Michael Eric Dyson

Shock waves spread through Hollywood like wildfire when Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were suddenly under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department… Read More

Rooted in Drama

Rooted in Drama

by Margena A. Christian

Some say it’s learned behavior; others believe it’s genetic. But if “procrastination” is your middle name; your father’s… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 46: The Bowers’<br />

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 46: The Bowers’

by Joicelyn Dingle

The Bowers family story is one for the books—specifically, the history books or the archives of the Schomberg Center… Read More

How to Get Along with Family for the Kids' Sake

How to Get Along with Family for the Kids' Sake

by Sharisse Tracey

We all have some sort of family drama—I’ll be the first to admit it. Some of it may not quite be Braxton Family Values… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 45: The Joneses

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 45: The Joneses

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

It wasn’t until 54-year-old Jerome W. Jones’s son Jeromyah was born in 1990 that the artist fully grasped how significant… Read More

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