Honoring Our Elders: National Grandparents Day

Honoring Our Elders: National Grandparents Day

by Edna Kane-Williams, Vice-President, Multicultural Engagement, AARP

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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Raising a Magic Black Girl

[MODERN MOM]
Raising a Magic Black Girl

by Asha French

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

For Modern Mom, Whys Girl

[MODERN MOM]
‘Whys’ Girl

by Asha French

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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Hip-Hop Parenting

[FATHER/HOOD]
Hip-Hop Parenting

by Shawn Taylor

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

by Joicelyn Dingle

“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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Single Supermom ISO Answers

[MODERN MOM]
Single Supermom ISO Answers

by Asha French

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

[MODERN MOM]<br />
For Fairytale Believers

[MODERN MOM]
For Fairytale Believers

by Asha French

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

'Divorce, Dating and My Daughter'

'Divorce, Dating and My Daughter'

by Verna Lee

My daughter and I, despite a 30 year age difference, are so extraordinarily close that several friends have repeatedly said that… Read More

[FATHER/HOOD]<br />
A Whitewashed Education?

[FATHER/HOOD]
A Whitewashed Education?

by Shawn Taylor

My wife and I are determined that our daughter will have the things we never had, experiences that were out of our reach due to poverty… Read More

[MODERN MOM]<br />
Building a Village for My Child

[MODERN MOM]
Building a Village for My Child

by Asha French

“A partner is not a village,” my friend reminded me the morning after yet another of my white picket fences fell. I was… Read More

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