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9 Famous Black Parents Share Emotional Responses To Tragic Week

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents

In the span of just one week, the news of three deadly shootings have rocked the nation. Early Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black ma...

Ebola: Reflections of a Black Parent

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Although the prospects of our son contracting Ebola are remote, his mother and I still worry about his health and safety. Yet we respect his desire to make the world a better place even if it means putting himself in harm's way. As a parent and lifelong educator, I must admit it gives me a sense of pride.

What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police

Gawker | Jazmine Hughes | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices

A Tumblr quote floated over to me about around the time of Trayvon Martin's murder, from a Jonathan Lethem book that I've never read (The Fortress of ...

Stop Blaming Black Parents For Underachieving Kids

The Washington Post | Andre M. Perry | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices

Mayors, teachers unions, and news commentators have boiled down the academic achievement gap between white and black students to one root cause: paren...

Father To Son

Steve Pemberton | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Steve Pemberton

Here, on your 13th birthday, it's time for The Talk. No, not the one about the birds and bees. We've had that one. The other one-about what it means to be a young, black male in this country.

Will Smith and the Misunderstanding of Black Parenting

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Black parenting isn't child abuse or slavery, Will Smith. It is a more invested interactive experience fostered to prepare children for the world they will face.

Welcome to BlackVoices Parenting

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 12.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

With HuffPost BlackVoices's month-long Parenting section, we hope to help you maximize your family time, and minimize the time you spend feeling frustrated by budgets and behavior and getting your kid to eat broccoli.

Black Parents Quote Tweets Depict Discipline and Love

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

My friend recently told me to check out the black parents quotes trend on Twitter. Reading through the quotes, I noted many familiar phrases I heard growing up from my own loving mother.