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Viola Davis sticks up for her daughter’s hair

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am September 12, 2014 It seems like it’s open season on natural hair, especially when it belongs to the child of a famous person. Blue Ivy has been the butt of many jokes for what critics call Jay Z and Beyonce’s “poor choice in styling.” Now, actress Viola Davis is coming […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am May 27, 2014 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 […]

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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

By aria 2:00 pm April 26, 2012 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, […]

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Black Youth Dissuaded from Asking Questions?

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By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 5:05 pm January 31, 2012 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 […]

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Is Childhood Obesity THAT out of Hand?

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 20, 2011 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 […]

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Wanna Raise a Child? No Application Necessary.

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 28, 2010 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 […]

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