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D’Anthony Marshall Smotherman is a dedicated teacher and track coach who recently moved to Atlanta. Originally from St. Louis… Read More

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The Absent Black Dad Myth

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting… Read More

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"But He's a Good Dad!"

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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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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

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How to Fail at Positive Discipline

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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 (?)

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“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

The Coolest Black Kid in America,<br />
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Djali Brown-Cepeda has a rhythm of joy in her heart about life. The 16- year-old speaks with delight and depth, combined with a refreshing… Read More

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'Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?'

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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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Why Men Shouldn't Get "Extra Credit" for Taking Care of Their Kids

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When my son was born, I stayed at home. And for most of our relationship, my wife made more money than me. (Can't make them Benjis… Read More

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Santa Is No Grandpa

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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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