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Flight of the Helicopter Mom

by Josie Pickens

A colleague and I ranted the other day about our students and how unprepared and seemingly underdeveloped they are as they enter… Read More

When Your Child Comes Out: Embracing an LGBT Loved One<br />

When Your Child Comes Out: Embracing an LGBT Loved One

by Kellee Terrell

In its first season, the FOX-TV sensation Empire tackled a complicated and often overlooked issue in this country: the range of emotions and reactions… Read More

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[MANIFEST] Older Brothers Filling a Dad's Shoes

by Brandon Harrison

Of the many stereotypes attributed to African Americans, the “lack of a family structure” may be the most common echoed by the general… Read More

An Education in Eldercare: Understanding Caring for a Loved One

An Education in Eldercare: Understanding Caring for a Loved One

by Derrick Y. McDaniel

My family expected my Mom to be the caregiver for my grandmother. In fact, she relocated to New York from South Carolina for that exact purpose. … Read More

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Humpty Dumpty

by Kierna Mayo

There are things you suddenly recall when a best friend dies. Memories arrest the heart with acute clarity. How we met in the freshman dorm lobby… Read More

15 Things Black Dads Don't Hear Enough

15 Things Black Dads Don't Hear Enough

by Blavity.com

Black people deal with a lot of scrutiny and criticism on a daily basis — but we all need a break from that. We’ve reached out to our moms and… Read More

The Myths Surrounding Black Women and Miscarriage

The Myths Surrounding Black Women and Miscarriage

by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

It wasn’t a positive pregnancy test, or food cravings or morning sickness that alerted me to my long-awaited second pregnancy. It was the round… Read More

[MANIFEST] Am I a Mediocre Husband or Just Struggling to Be a Good One?

[MANIFEST] Am I a Mediocre Husband or Just Struggling to Be a Good One?

by Damon Young

There is a tendency for the type of mediocre men (and women) who need acknowledgement for their mediocrity to happily and haughtily volunteer the… Read More

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CJ Pearson's Unorthodox Views and My Own Fatherhood Fears

by Jamal Andress

CJ Pearson is having quite a year. The 13-year-old has been… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 65: The Saundersons

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 65: The Saundersons

Relationships have a way of mirroring back our true selves. A year into Karen Tappin’s relationship with her now husband Damani… Read More

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