From Beautiful Black Child to Black Threat

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

Family Story

Read the latest from Family Story Co-Director and colleague Mia Birdsong "From the amalgamation of ancestral family ways and violent oppression, Black Americans have conjured deeper and more vast pathways for loving and caring for each other. Instead of casting Black families as broken, America should sit at our feet and learn from us." https://www.facebook.com/Parentingforliberation/posts/1789094534696858

In the Turmoil Over Race and Policing, Children Pay a Steep Emotional Price

Black children are witnessing violent acts against Black lives and are experiencing post-traumatic stress--How do we help our children to process and heal from this trauma? In the past week alone, there was the 4-year-old girl in Falcon Heights, Minn., who was captured on video consoling her mother after they watched a police officer shoot … Continue reading In the Turmoil Over Race and Policing, Children Pay a Steep Emotional Price

The Heartbreaking Reality of Raising Black Children in America

"As a mother of two black boys, I have to be extra vigilant in making sure they understand how their presence can make people feel threatened, while at the same time help them understand they have value. I have to have a conversation with them when they get a little taller about how they will … Continue reading The Heartbreaking Reality of Raising Black Children in America