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Over 20 years ago on the platform of the uptown 1 train at Manhattan’s 59th Street, a then 29-year-old Rodney Epperson spotted… Read More

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For the Sake of Our Children

by Amy DuBois Barnett

When parents split up, kids shouldn’t suffer. If your relationship with your little ones is important, you must make peace with your ex and… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 24: The Rosses

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Harlem-born John Edward Ross III met his beloved at a mall in Atlanta through his cousin. The meeting, however, was uneventful for… Read More

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Everyone loves to tell stories about visiting with grandparents during special holidays or just enjoying their daily wisdom and love… Read More

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I think Black girls are magic. I ride for Read More

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When my daughter was a baby, I’d imagine her future questions, combinations of innocence and humanitarianism. Why are some… Read More

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She anticipates it. The intro knocks from the speakers and into her body. Her smile grows, and that adorable crinkle forms between… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 23: The Woods

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 23: The Woods

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“You don’t realize until you look back,” says Harlem’s Guy Wood. Guy and Sharene Barnett met over 20 years… Read More

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When my daughter said, “Look Mommy, your breasts! One, two, three, four, five!” I thought for a split second, Great… Read More

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For Fairytale Believers

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Post-Zimmerman verdict parenting has many Black parents feeling like Sethe (a character from Toni Morrison’s Beloved);… Read More

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