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African American Family

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Irene Monroe

Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.

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...

Thank You, Dorothy Height

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Thank you. Dr. Height, for your understanding and for dedicating your life to working for justice -- instead of stopping at "just us."

When Fathers Fall Somewhere Between Awesome and Absentee

Jenée Desmond-Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenée Desmond-Harris

Father's Day can be a dilemma when you have a complicated relationship with your dad.

Big Momma Is In The (White) House

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yvonne R. Davis

Analyzed as part of the multi-generational black family, grandmothers have often served as both patriarch and matriarch, guiding the black family through the toils and crises of our time.