Terence Crutcher, Living and Dying While Black in America

Picture from Terence Crutcher Facebook Page

Picture from Terence Crutcher Facebook Page

Some scary things are happening in the news and your children aren’t immune to the negative imprinting. [Read more…]

My Millennial Son Wants To Change My Vote From Hillary To Bernie

My Sons First Election, His Vote His Choice via @MissLori @SkyNash15

As parents we have a long list of things we want to teach our children before they embark on the world under their own power. Chief among those goals is that we teach our children to think critically for themselves. My eldest son is turning 18 next month,which qualifies him to vote in his first Presidential Election primary here in Illinois in a few weeks. [Read more…]

Fighting For My Daughter’s Right To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Fighting For Her Right To Be Gifted via @MissLori

Parenting my daughter’s mind has been like a tennis match, but half the time I’ve felt like I was playing without a racket. [Read more…]

Healing My Family With Cultural Awareness

Healing My Kids At Home via @MissLori

My kids and I ran away last Summer. We were drowning in hardship and trauma. We had been treading water for over 5 years wrestling against proverbial rapids that included foreclosure, emotional abuse, divorce, education harassment, chronic illness, debt default, missing child support. We were one giant ‘Oprah Show’ of stressors, spending more time below the water line than above. And when we did’t think we could take one more thing my son was diagnosed with cancer. [Read more…]

Inconvenient History Part 2; My Name Is Oney Judge

#BHM Escaped Slave #OneyJudge is Inconvenient History #MLTVrace

Last month Scholastic had to repeal “A Birthday Cake For George”. Including the complicated truth of the actual experience of enslaved people in that children’s picture book, it seems, was too much inconvenient history for the creators. Luckily the public didn’t buy it. But Scholastic isn’t alone. This has been a problem for our country for centuries, inconvenient history. [Read more…]