Each year, I made a point of chaperoning the first field trip of the school year. My volunteerism was as much a display of parent engagement as it was a subconscious way of helping my children assert their blackness. Read complete article here.
Founder, Trina Greene Brown, is on Ms. Magazine blog today sharing her personal story that inspired her to create a multimedia platform for Black parents who commit to raise Black children who are free liberated. "Freedom is what many parents who have histories of enslavement and incarceration desire for their children. As the daughter of … Continue reading Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Providing Space for Healing and Liberation to Incarcerated Women
Recently, the work of Parenting for Liberation has focused on Black parents healing from historical, intergenerational, and current traumas associated with "Parenting while Black." In this article, our collaborative partner, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, who was featured on our podcast, reflects on the mental health impact of raising Black children. Anxiety can cripple black parents. But it … Continue reading The Stress of Parenting While Black Can Take a Toll on Mental Health
As we close out Black History Month, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, visited a local elementary school to do a read-along. Click watch the video of Trina reading Lillian's Right to Vote to a group of engaged 3rd graders: Read on for more about her experience: I spent months searching for the "perfect" book to … Continue reading Black History Read-Aloud “Lillian’s Right to Vote”
On the heels of Thanksgiving (aka Thanks-taking), we had the pleasure of catching up with long time friend (see photos of our sisterhood-motherhood below), Professor Tiffany Lanoix to break down how to talk to Black children about colonialism and other -isms as they intersect and impact the parenting for Black children. In this podcast Professor … Continue reading Colonialism & other -Isms With Prof Tiffany Lanoix
Parenting for Liberation had the privilege of interviewing Mia Birdsong a powerhouse Mama-activist doing big things to shift the stories being told about Black families! During our interview with the Mia Birdsong, Co-Founder/Director of Family Story, we discussed the limitations and false narratives that exist about the make up of the Black family such as: … Continue reading Mia Birdsong: Shifting the Narratives of Black Families
"White children are exposed to racism daily. If we parents don’t point it out, show how it works and teach why it is false, over time our children are more likely to accept racist messages at face value. When they see racial inequality — when the only doctors or teachers they see are white, or … Continue reading Are You Raising a Racist?
Earlier this month a video went viral of two kids (best friends) getting the same hair cut to trick their teacher. In a podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, reflected on the harm that this type of "colorblind ideology" has on Black children: "we don't have a choice but to … Continue reading Colorblindness is White Privilege and Harmful to Black 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
When do beautiful adorable Black children become threatening Black thugs? "Today, my kids are deemed “golden” and “adorable” and “sweet” because they look the way society has decided children should look. In a few years, as they grow into black young adults and men, that same line of superficial reasoning will mark them as dangerous. … Continue reading From Beautiful Black Child to Black Threat