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[MODERN MOM]
'My Daughter Wants Long Hair Like Elsa'

by Asha French

My daughter wants long hair like Elsa, and like the Frozen queen, I’ve had to let it go. It’s not a fight that… Read More

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The Politics of Pregnancy and the Workplace

by Jenn M. Jackson

As I sit here gazing at my newborn son, I can’t help but reflect on my experiences in parenting over the years. Having given… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 38: The Casanaves

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 38: The Casanaves

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

The story of how Donovan Casanave proposed to Amber Jaynes Casanave will be recounted to the newlyweds’… Read More

[MODERN MOM] 'Why I Want My Daughter to Hit Me Back'

[MODERN MOM]
'Why I Want My Daughter to Hit Me Back'

by Asha French

Last month---Black History Month---ended with a nod… Read More

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The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 37: The Mshaka Morrises

by Joicelyn Dingle

Renewal is the modus operandi for the Mshaka-Morris family. Married to filmmaker/author Thembisa Mshaka, Anthony L. Morris (leader… Read More

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[MODERN MOM]
Back to Work

by Asha French

Dear Me:  Congratulations on your job offer. For three years, you’ve been parenting as a single graduate student… Read More

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[FATHER/HOOD] Meditation and My Baby Girl

by Shawn Taylor

I never like to write from a place of anger. Anger clouds my true thoughts, skews my intentions, and makes it very damn difficult… Read More

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The Dad Who Won’t Do Black History Month

[FATHER/HOOD]
The Dad Who Won’t Do Black History Month

by Shawn Taylor

I feel about Black History Month the way many folks I know feel about Kwanzaa: it’s a necessary evil. For the past 34 years… Read More

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[MODERN MOM]
Parenting In the Era of Jordan Davis

by Asha French

Jordan Davis’s murder was as American as apple pie; its main ingredient is a strange fruit grafted from European imports. One… Read More

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The Private School Conundrum

[MODERN MOM]
The Private School Conundrum

by Asha French

I’m not an expert on public education reform; I’m just a mother who recently visited a private school and saw, for the… Read More

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