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The Black Family

An Open Letter to My Black Father

Rahsaan Chisolm | Posted 06.21.2016 | Black Voices
Rahsaan Chisolm

What was best about you though was your constant, unrelenting evolution as a man. As a parent, you'd admit your own shortcomings and tell me to learn from your misdoings. Hence my need to to be authentic, true and self-accountable through any obstacle.

The Reflections of a Black Father

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The shooting death of Michael Brown and the death of countless and nameless others, remind me of my days growing up in the Arkansas delta in the 1950s and 1960s, and the warnings from my mother about not giving "the law" a reason to arrest or worse yet, shoot us.

A Different World: The Post-Millennial Perils of Black Family T.V. Programming

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

It appears that to find meaningful black, family television programming in the new millennium, we must return to the old one. It's a different world from where we came from.

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!

Time for America to Wake Up & Do Something About the Racial "Wealth Gap"

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Yesterday the news media was abuzz with stories on the growing wealth and prosperity gap between black, white and brown people in America. To be cand...

Kim Porter and the "Mommy-Wife" Syndrome

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

I find it disturbing when I hear black men complain about how black women don't cater to men. Men should not be looking for a partner to take care of them. It's a grown man's job to take care of himself.

Chris Brown And Now BeBe Winans! Black America Where Is the Outrage?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

How come the majority of people vocal about violence against Rihanna have been white women? How come black women as have not come together as a collective to say enough is enough?