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"But He's a Good Dad!"

by Damon Young

It’s usually said defensively. Almost even reflexively, like the person saying it is so used to saying it that they’re… Read More

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[FATHER/HOOD] Kwanzaa in Retrospect

by Shawn Taylor

Two weeks after imani and the close of the holiday season, I’m left with the following question about my child’s future… Read More

[MODERN MOM]<br />
How to Fail at Positive Discipline

[MODERN MOM]
How to Fail at Positive Discipline

by Asha French

Positive Discipline is a popular parenting program that teaches the establishment of firm boundaries, clear expectations, and mutual… Read More

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Shake, Baby, Shake (?)

[MODERN MOM]
Shake, Baby, Shake (?)

by Asha French

“Look Mommy! I shake my butt,” my daughter said when I poked my head into the family room where she watched The Little… Read More

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'Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?'

[MODERN MOM]
'Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?'

by Asha French

I intended to write a funny story, with my typical “the children will lead us” storyline about the ways that my daughter… Read More

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Santa Is No Grandpa

[MODERN MOM]
Santa Is No Grandpa

by Asha French

My daughter only wants Santa to bring her one thing this year: a real reindeer. She won’t believe the gift is impossible because… Read More

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10 Tips to Deal With Other People’s Kids<br />

[FATHER/HOOD]
10 Tips to Deal With Other People’s Kids

by Shawn Taylor

A while back, I led a parenting group for parents with children involved in the juvenile justice system. I started the group reviewing… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 32: The Smiths

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 32: The Smiths

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

March 27, 1989 was the day Shalena and Calvin Smith went from being best friends to embarking on a relationship. The couple made… Read More

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Single Moms Haven't Let Black America Down

[MODERN MOM]
Single Moms Haven't Let Black America Down

by Asha French

Kelli Goff is not the first Black pundit to project the problems of the American economy onto the “poor-decision making”… Read More

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#Fasttailedgirls and the Women Who Love them

[MODERN MOM]
#Fasttailedgirls and the Women Who Love them

by Asha French

Last week, Twitter buzzed with what poet  Lucille Clifton called “the terrible stories” when a writer who was more… Read More

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