Shifting from Tough Love to Liberated Love with Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez

On the heels of Charlottesville, we shared an article by Black mother-writer, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, featured in On Parenting in the Washington Post which made the call for parents to spoil their Black children. Following the publication, Parenting for Liberation founder, Trina Greene Brown, connected with writer, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez for a response article and interview. During our … Continue reading Shifting from Tough Love to Liberated Love with Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez

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Highlights from our AMC sessions!

ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE We had a few incredible sessions at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit from June 15-17, 2018. We are happy to share highlights from a couple of the sessions below. MOTHERING THE REVOLUTION In the Mothering the Revolution session facilitated in partnership with Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work, participants offered vulnerable reflections … Continue reading Highlights from our AMC sessions!

Black Fatherhood: Interview with Neil Irvin

On the eve of Father's Day, we share an interview with Neil Irvin of Men Can Stop Rape, where he reflected on Black fatherhood and parenting for liberation, gender equity in the house-hold , the responsibility of Black keeping Black children safe, the role of Black male role models, and much more. This Father's Day, … Continue reading Black Fatherhood: Interview with Neil Irvin

Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children

Founder, Trina Greene Brown, was invited as a guest speaker on Raising Race Conscious Children's first podcast. In this conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup a researcher who's work highlights colorblindness and the need to talk to young children about race, our founder shared the impact of colorblindness on Black families (@ 40:00). Click Here to listen to the … Continue reading Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children

Black Activist Mothering

We had the honor of interviewing Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho who recently launched Black Activist Mothering. Jacqueline performs #BlackActivistMothering as a conceptual framework that is a capturing and both shedding of what it means to be a black mother who engages problems of practice unfolding in urban school settings as community work. A #BlackActivistMother herself, Jacqueline has been trailblazing … Continue reading Black Activist Mothering

The Life School: Where #Blerds Thrive. Interview with Mikala Streeter on Alternative Educational Environments

While dealing with the limiting and dehumanizing, rigid school district policies regarding my own son, it was refreshing to be in conversation with a dynamic African American educator who's started her own school which is a site of liberation--where the student's passions and interests are that which guide the learnings in the school (as opposed to some … Continue reading The Life School: Where #Blerds Thrive. Interview with Mikala Streeter on Alternative Educational Environments

Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work

During our discussion with Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work, we explore: 1. being a parent in academia and the organizing taking place on campuses throughout Los Angeles and Chicana M(other)work 2. anti-blackness in brown communities including personal experiences with colorism and internalized oppression 3. the victim blaming of local state-violence victim Jesse Romero (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/08/10/boyle-heights-deadly-officer-involved-shooting/) 4. … Continue reading Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work

Kitchen Convos with Kids (cooking up discussions about racism and stereotypes)

I've heard many parents ask, how do I talk to my kids about racism--well sometimes it isn't the parents leading the discussion. In this candid convos with my kid while cooking dinner, my step daughter and I were just talking as usual--she calls it "History 101" learning about "Racism" and "Stereotypes" and the discussion turned … Continue reading Kitchen Convos with Kids (cooking up discussions about racism and stereotypes)

Raising Knowledgeable (Socially, Spiritually, Culturally, Globally) Black Children

We had the honor of chatting with Monalisa Oluko Diallo--mother, educator, activist from Baltimore who has raised 3 children. During our exchange, she reflects on her experiences as a child experiencing blatant, overt racism in early education--and used that experience to inform her own parenting choices. She shares amazing tips on how to raise knowledgeable, … Continue reading Raising Knowledgeable (Socially, Spiritually, Culturally, Globally) Black Children

Revolutionary Mothering: Interview with Mai’a Williams

The week before Mother's Day I participated in a book panel, community discussion, and book signing with 'Revolutionary Mothering' editors Ma'ia Williams and China Martens, writer Fabiola Sandoval, and AF3IRM organizer Faith Santilla, hosted by AFI3RM Los Angeles. During the Q&A session, I waited until the last chance, reluctantly raised my hand, and shared my struggle with … Continue reading Revolutionary Mothering: Interview with Mai’a Williams