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A Conversation with Tina Knowles: "Celebrate the Gift in Every Child"

by Nicole Saunders

She is the mother of pop superstars and a force in her own right. But long before we knew her name—or her Read More

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'Mamas Day' Celebrates Motherhood Outside the Boxes

by Asha French

Mother's Day cards and other holiday merchandise have long lacked the diversity that reflects the true makeup of this country… Read More

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Make My Mother's Day Count This Year

by Asha French

I hope I don’t get those generic Mother’s Day texts from people who haven’t seen about me in years. Those three… Read More

Laughter Keeps ‘The Struggle’ in Check<br />

Laughter Keeps ‘The Struggle’ in Check

by Shawn Taylor

I was with a friend of mine when his wife called to tell him that he was about to be a father a second time—22 years after… Read More

Eyes Wide Shut:<br />
The Rape of Black Boys

Eyes Wide Shut:
The Rape of Black Boys

by Josie Pickens

As I was packing away my laptop yesterday afternoon, a student from a separate campus program entered my classroom. “Are you… Read More

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ASK B. SCOTT:
'My Mom Stole My Money!'

by B. Scott

Dear B. Scott: Some years ago my dad passed from cancer and there was a lawsuit. He stipulated in the will that… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 41:<br />
The Blevins

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 41:
The Blevins

by Joicelyn Dingle

Here’s the story of a lovely lady… and a man named Blevins of Carson, California. Married in 1996, they had two years… Read More

How to Navigate Profanity-Laced Rap with Your Kids

How to Navigate Profanity-Laced Rap with Your Kids

by Shawn Taylor

When you become a parent, your ability to operate through sheer force of habit is heightened to almost superhuman levels. You don’t… Read More

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