Ooh Kill ‘Em!: Black Male Mentoring and Fictive Kinship

I love the South.  I love country folks.  I love country Black folks from the South.  I have two of them for parents.  And if you have them southern roots (pronounced “ruhtz”) like I do, you probably have more “play cousins” than you can count. “Play cousins?” For those of you without it, I’ll give you […]

A School is Always Teaching: What Deborah Brown Community School Taught One Little Black Girl

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the news story about 7-year-old Tiana Parker. She’s a former student at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Deborah Brown Community School, whose father ultimately pulled her out after being repeatedly told by the school to change his daughter’s hairstyle. Tiana’s dreadlocked hair was in violation of the school’s dress code […]

Teaching kids the value of money

Teaching kids the value of money is important, but making them earn their money is even more important. Money gives kids decision making opportunities and teaches them not to be wasteful. Childhood chores provides kids with an appreciation for the things that they have, a sense of accomplishment for the things that they have achieved, […]

President Obama becomes first sitting US president to publish a children’s book

President Barack Obama on Tuesday became the first sitting US president to publish a book for children when he released Of Thee I Sing, a tribute to 13 ground-breaking Americans whose traits he sees in his own two children.

“Robersonville” An Editorial by Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson recounts his journey discovering the history of his family. “Maybe slavery was such a sore spot that i was only interested in learning about it from afar, rather than the part i was actually connected to.”