The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 19: The Hunter/Williamses

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 19: The Hunter/Williamses

The illustrious history of Caroline Hunter’s selfless work as a human rights activist is deeply interwoven with a moving tale… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 16: The Nurses

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 16: The Nurses

Howard University, 1990. Under the Cherry Moon is the movie Helen Jeanette Williams and Clarence Nurse went to see on their… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 15: The Kafeles

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 15: The Kafeles

Most relationship self-help books would have you believe that cyclical relationships are a huge no-no in the quest for a formal committed… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 14: The Foxes

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 14: The Foxes

Chicago, summer of 1996. Tatia (pronounced Tasha) Adams was a graduate of Savannah State University when she got a job working for… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 13: The Tylers

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 13: The Tylers

When Lamar met Ronnie, they were literally heading in opposite directions. “He had just sold his townhouse in Prince George… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 12: The Walkers

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 12: The Walkers

Carl Walker, born in Washington, DC, romanticized the idea of marriage when he was in his teens—a testimony to his parents… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 11: The Schieles

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 11: The Schieles

Donna Stewart and Mike Schiele are a match made at Hampton University in Virginia. Donna was a premier dancer of Terpsichorean fame… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 10: The Burgess-Allens

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 10: The Burgess-Allens

Eleven-weeks old Caylee LaTanya Burgess-Allen coos as her father holds her. “Little missy doesn’t care that I have an… Read More

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