'My Village Loved Me When My Father Wouldn't'

'My Village Loved Me When My Father Wouldn't'

by Glennisha Morgan

"My dad paid off your bill at Dr. Murray's,"  my sister texted me a few weeks ago, referring to a past-due bill… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 54:<br />
The Greenes

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 54:
The Greenes

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

“If you know anything about Trinidadians, you know that when they start blowing on their whistle, that is the height of ‘We… Read More

When Love Hurts

When Love Hurts

by L’Oreal Thompson

Nowadays when people think about abusive relationships, their minds may drift toward grainy images from the surveillance footage of former Baltimore… Read More

Parenting: What Legacy Will We Leave Our Kids?

Parenting: What Legacy Will We Leave Our Kids?

by Shawn Taylor

As far as material items, neither of my parents left me anything that didn’t have some kind of string attached. Anything passed… Read More

When Daddy Says ‘Sorry’<br />

When Daddy Says ‘Sorry’

by Shawn Taylor

Parenting is like a form of kung fu. Everyone has a different interpretation, a different way they handle their business, but we’re… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 53:<br />
The Clemonses

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 53:
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by Joicelyn Dingle

The Clemons story is touched by kismet’s kiss—when circumstance dances with fortune, faith prevails, then destiny ensues. February… Read More

Too Young to Protest?

Too Young to Protest?

by Shawn Taylor

My daughter’s eyes were wide. Real wide. Wider than I had ever seen them. And she was trembling. (She was too bundled up to… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 52:<br />
The Fequieres

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 52:
The Fequieres

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

The age-old debate over love at first sight will never end. There are two types of people: those who unwaveringly believe in the… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 51: Lynda Lee Osborne + Nyveek Nuel-Bey

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 51: Lynda Lee Osborne + Nyveek Nuel-Bey

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

When Lynda Lee Osborne and Nyveek Nuel-Bey (né Kevin Lomax) first met through a mutual business contact back in 1999, the… Read More

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'Fatherless' Is No Insult

by Ryan K. Smith

I believe it was my Black aesthetics professor at Howard University, Dr. Gregory Carr who implied that the concept of asserting “I’m… Read More

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