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

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#SayHerName #TiarahPoyau #ToxicMasculinity

We mourn the life of 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau who was approached by an unknown man who began dancing on her. When she, as a liberated young women, told the man, “Get off me,” he pulled out a gun and shot her at close range. We send love to her family and friends who grieve their lost … Continue reading #SayHerName #TiarahPoyau #ToxicMasculinity

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