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Yan Searcy

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FATHERHOOD:A New Black Power Imperative

It’s been three months since Fathers Day 2013—the one day out of the year that…

[ENOUGH] Public Education: The New Civil Rights Struggle

Recently, my three-year-old and two-year old sons were reveling in the joy of celebrating a…

AFTER SANDY HOOK:Can We Stop the Violence?

The Newtown, Connecticut school massacre has affected us all, but it hits particularly close to…

[PARENTING] Stop Trying To Be Your Child’s Friend!

“If you want to be liked, then buy a puppy.”  The director of an afterschool…

[PARENTING] ‘My Teen Son is Girl Crazy…How Do I Slow His Roll?’

‘My 14-year-old son is girl crazy and I am concerned about being a grandmother!  I’ve…

[PARENTING] Protecting Our Sons from Sexual Abuse

Richard Pryor. Tyler Perry. Todd Bridges. Donnie McClurkin. The link that ties them together is…

KNOW OUR HERITAGE: Teaching Children About Cultural Traditions

Several years ago I asked a friend, “What are you going to teach your children…

[ADVICE] Teen Clothes Woes

My fourteen-year-old daughter has been wearing boy clothes and boxers.  I’m afraid that she is…

Wardrobe Malfunction: ‘My Toddler Cries About Her Clothes!’

A frustrated mother writes:  Every morning is a fight with my 3-year-old daughter.  I put…

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