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Parenting in 2021 is complicated, and even more so as a Black parent in America. From Black girl magic to Black boy joy, we want to celebrate all the moments in our children’s lives—and the journeys we go on with them.

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How I Spoke to My Black Child About Why the Cops Treated Capitol Rioters Differently Than BLM Protestors

After watching Trump supporters break into the Capitol building, my ninth-grade daughter questioned why they were treated differently than Black Lives Matter protesters. It wasn't an easy conversation to have, but it's more important than ever.

Yes, We Need Historically Black Colleges and Universities—Here's Why

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams played a pivotal role in the 2020 election. And they are all HBCU graduates. Here's why these colleges are positive for Black success.

The Tulsa Race Massacre Isn't Taught in Many Schools, But it Should Be

Classroom lessons mention abolishing slavery in 1865, but to understand the lasting impact of slavery and the systemic racism still facing Black Americans, stories of horrific moments in our nation's history like this one need to be told. Here's how to do it.
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Teens Are Turning to Social Media to Share Their Experiences of Racism at Elite Private Schools—and It's Eye-Opening

Black students are demanding action for the racist and toxic environments they have been exposed to as students in America's top private schools. They are turning to social media with the “Black At” movement that's forcing schools to look critically within and work to improve their diversity and inclusion efforts.

My Family's Cancer Struggle Brings Attention to the Need for Black Bone Marrow Donors

I had cancer at 14 years old. My daughter was diagnosed at 5. We both beat it after being treated by the same doctor, but the fight brought to my attention the shortage of Black bone marrow donors.

If Elijah McClain Was Not Safe in the Hands of the Police, How Can My Child Be?

I naively viewed my daughter's quirks tied to her disability as a shield for her against racism or police brutality. But after Elijah McClain's death, I am planning to have the difficult conversation not knowing how much she will understand.