Culture

I Run My Family Like a Company to Keep Us Together

I’m busy, so busy that it could be easy to not care about family meetings. Yet, I believe in running my family like a business to an extent. All good organizations need meetings to reflect, plan, celebrate, and grow. From extended family... Continue Reading

How My Son’s Ballet Lessons Are Helping Him Develop Character

I’m a big believer in learning through play. Little children learn best when their imaginations and hearts are in the forefront. This is why I love dance class for my son. From the time they can sit up, the tiniest... Continue Reading

Why I Reclaimed My Relationship with the Outdoors as a Black Woman and Went Camping

I had always been curious about camping. Something about a tent, a fire, and marshmallows sounded like a lot of fun, but when I brought it up, no one in my family wanted to sleep on the ground outside when... Continue Reading

New Studies Show the “Crack Baby” Was a Media Myth Designed to Frighten Whites and Criminalize Black Children

When you hear the term “crack baby, ” you might picture the movie Losing Isaiah with the screaming baby suffering due to his mother’s drug habit. He was the classic crack baby: disruptive, troubled, and fictional. Crack babies aren’t a... Continue Reading

9 Craft Activities That Teach Preschoolers About Black History and Culture

February means a return of all the classic Black History Month activities at school, but there’s so much more you can do to teach your kids about our history than a coloring sheet of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From... Continue Reading

Why Africans are the Originators of Attachment Parenting

By Claire Niala for The Natural Child Project I was born and grew up in Kenya & Cote d’Ivoire. Then from the age of fifteen I lived in the UK. However, I always knew that I wanted to raise my... Continue Reading

7 Historical Warrior Princesses I Want My Daughter to Emulate

I only recently got a peek at what Americans call ‘Princess Culture’ and sort of connected why the little girls all wanted pink frocks that look like 17th century designs, like to wear tiaras and some of them demand that... Continue Reading

8 Black Kids Who Completed High School and Entered College At An Early Age

Traditionally children enter kindergarten when they are five years old and graduate from high school when they are 18 years old.  However these incredible teens are moving along their educational pathway at their own pace.  Check out seven Black students... Continue Reading

8 Month Pregnant Track Star Competes in US Track and Field Championship

While many women take it easy in their last few week of pregnancy, 28-year-old track star Alysia Montaño was competing at a high level track event! The married and 34-weeks-pregnant star competed in the 800 m event at the US... Continue Reading

8 Popular Nursery Rhymes With Dark Meanings

My Grandfather had just arrived home from a long day at work and sat down in his favourite spot on the verandah. Of course, I quickly climbed into his lap to snuggle up with my book of nursery rhymes. He read them so eloquently, rounding... Continue Reading

30 Classic Songs by Black Artists that Celebrate Mothers

Being a mom can be challenging! If you ever need a pick me up, listen to one of these songs celebrating mothers. Ashanti, Mother CeCe Winans, Mama’s Kitchen Fantasia, Baby Mama Nas, Dance Lenny Kravitz “Thinking Of You” Shirley Caesar,... Continue Reading

Study Finds that Wisconsin, Mississippi and Michigan are the Worst States to Raise Black Children; Full Top 10 List Inside

Let me start by saying this list has sparked a lot of discussion and some controversy. The list of best and worst states to raise black children is from an Annie e Casey Foundation study done in March called “Race... Continue Reading

A Response to “Why I Reject Princess Culture”… Why I EMBRACE Princess Culture For My Black Daughters

A few weeks ago Baby and Blog writer Angele wrote a very popular and thought-provoking piece about why she rejects princess culture for her daughters. Here, Baby and Blog writer Darcel writes an equally thought-provoking response. I remember the way... Continue Reading

10 Iconic Black Baby Bumps

1. Diana Ross It seems that baby bump photos have been all the rage recently in pop culture.  It was very difficult to find classic pictures like the one of the beautiful Diana Ross.  She looks so beautiful as she... Continue Reading

12 Parenting Lessons I Learned From Watching Scandal

One of my favorite television shows is Scandal.  Although the popular drama is known for it’s high paced action, there are many lessons to be learned about parenting (mainly, what NOT to do, lol) 1. Never Put Down the Other... Continue Reading

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