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Mothers take crime scene, use it as ‘street lesson’ for sons

Thursday night, 14-year-old Kevin Diaz was gunned down while walking to the store near his home in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. As he lie dead on the concrete, Christina Brown and her twin sister decided to take the tragedy, and use it to get through to their sons. 

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Stacey Ann-Gooden: My Biracial Daughter Thinks She’s White

An interesting op-ed ponders when it’s the proper time – and what is the proper way – to discuss race and skin color with young children.

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Stop Saying Little Black Girls Are “Too Grown”

What I’m saying is that there is a fine line between policing self-expression/controlling a child and protecting a child. You don’t have to be controlling to set boundaries and protect your child. Contrary to popular belief, self-expression is a right.

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7 Year-Old Roderick Arrington Beaten to Death for Lying About Reading Bible, Doing Homework

Two Las Vegas parents are in custody after allegedly beating their 7 year-old son to death for lying about reading the bible and not doing his homework.

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Gendered Toys and the Effect They Can Have on Kids

As I babysat for a three-year old boy last night, I admired the way he played so carefree. I reflected on how playing is a child’s only real duty – with the exception of eating and sleeping. When I asked him what he did at school that day, he answered “played”, with the sort of […]

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Black Youth Dissuaded from Asking Questions?

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This past weekend I spent time with my niece in celebration of her ninth birthday! It was great to be in the midst of young children in my family with all their wonder and innocence. On another hand, it was also tiresome answering all of their questions all day! While I am mostly joking, this […]

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Is Childhood Obesity THAT out of Hand?

A piece of commentary published in The Journal of The American Medical Association has posed interesting questions regarding children’s welfare, the part that parents play in contributing to childhood obesity and the moral obligations of government. The authors of the article put forth that morbid obesity is and should be considered a type of neglect. […]

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Wanna Raise a Child? No Application Necessary.

We make people fill out applications for everything under the sun. School. Jobs. Apartments. Cars. Credit cards. Society places such high value on this imaginary money that we pass around that you can actually be denied credit cards or bank accounts if you have been proven to be irresponsible with it. If you are not […]

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