Parents

From Fredom to Dependency

From Freedom to Dependency for the Elderly, the Difficult Family Talk

Throughout November, National Family Caregiver Month, we are revisiting posts such as this one from December 2015 that focus on the issue.

Demanding Quality Education for Your Child Is Your Right

During September, National School Success Month, we are revisiting education-themed articles such as this one originally publsihed in August 2016.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah’s Mom, Rita Owens, Dies After Battle with Heart Condition

Queen Latifah has suffered a devastating loss. On Wednesday, Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, passed away…

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan Politely Checks Twitter User Who Dissed His Living Situation

Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan is hella successful, so it’d be rather strange for…

Grand Rapids

How 5 Unarmed Black Boys Wound Up at the Business End of a Police Weapon

“I do not want to die, bro.” “Can you please put the gun down?” Those…

The Story Behind an Education Inspiration Going Viral

Recently, the story of my parents, Renate and Charles Cole, went viral after I tweeted…

Education

Stop Silencing Black Parents’ Voices in Education Policy

Education plays a key role in achieving racial equity in America. Yet, sometimes it is…

The 5 Questions Black Parents Should Be Asking Their Kids’ Schools

I spent nearly five years at a nonprofit focused on getting students in and through…

What Parents Actually Want From Standardized Tests

Educators know kids are more than a test score, but do they communicate this well…

Why Black and Latino Parents Are Placing a Premium on Education

The results of a new Education Post poll illustrate varying perspectives on secondary education in…