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Black Families

Ava DuVernay Explains What Makes Her New TV Show So 'Radical'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.06.2016 | OWN

At its core, “Queen Sugar,” the new series debuting this week from creator Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, is about a familiar ...

4 Ways to Kill the 'Strong Black Woman' So You Can Be Happy Again

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices
Kara Stevens

If you see a black woman you love running herself ragged to hold everyone down and everything together as primary breadwinner and chief emotional caregiver in the family because of the unrealistic expectations placed on her, please help her by doing the following.

What #MyBlackFamily Looks Like (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices

The media doesn't always paint a pretty picture of black families. But we know full well that the world is brimming with loving households of all s...

Documentary Confronts The Black Community's Single-Parent 'Epidemic'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

There is one number that is always mentioned in the discussion of black children born out of wedlock: 72 percent. Estimations place the growing nu...

Autism Awareness and Advocacy in Our Community

Kevin Beckford | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Beckford

While autism is a condition affecting people in all sectors of society, socioeconomic disparities influence its diagnosis and treatment among African-Americans. Given this unique impact, it is important for us to galvanize and increase awareness about autism in our community.

Nuturing the Dreams of Black Boys

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 02.06.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Although my parents did not have the financial resources to underwrite the interests of my 10 siblings and me, as my spouse and I did for our son, they understood better than many parents that the primary role of parents is to nurture the dreams of their children.

T.I. & Tiny and The Obamas Usher In National Black Family Month

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

I'm not a politician but I've always admired their ability to ceremonially proclaim days, weeks, and months in recognition of that which they deemed important. That said, by the power vested in me, I hereby pronounce September 2012 as Black Family Month!

Empowering Our Black Boys

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices
Lamees El-sadek

It's well understood it takes a village to raise a child, but as illustrated through Andres' narrative, I am strongly of the opinion not only has our village abandoned our black boys, our country is actually deliberately and permanently keeping these males at the bottom rungs.

Black Children and Adults Face Family Barriers

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

A measure of the society's meritocracy is the extent to which advantage and disadvantage are passed from parents to children.