family Category Archives

Baby Love

Published on 3 May 2010 at 11:34 pm. 2 Comments.
Filed under family.

One of the most important things parents can do for their child is give them a name. You want your son or daughter’s name to reflect their personality, their spirit, their character, their identity, their very essence. But how can you determine any of those things before you’ve even met the person?What an incredibly important […]

Read ‘Baby Love’

via NYT: Black Women, Abortion, Accusations of Eugenics

Published on 28 Feb 2010 at 2:27 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,black image,family,healing,health,history,men's issues,sexuality,technology,Uncategorized,women's issues/feminism.

I apologize for my absence in what seems like almost a year. Teaching high school english and history, freelance photography, and getting a non-profit up and running is 90-100 hour a week commitment . I am much better with saying “no” and have carved out more time for writing. I’ve had a lot of discussions […]

Read ‘via NYT: Black Women, Abortion, Accusations of Eugenics’

Rape and Restorative Justice (via WireTap Magazine)

Published on 16 Aug 2009 at 11:33 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under Africa,diaspora,family,Uncategorized,women's issues/feminism.

Reprinted from WireTapMag.org/ by Kameelah Rasheed On July 16 in Phoenix, Arizona, four boys ages 9 to 14 took turns raping an 8-year-old girl for more than 10 minutes after luring her into a shed with chewing gum. They held her down. They raped her repeatedly as she screamed — “hysterical” screams that prompted an […]

Read ‘Rape and Restorative Justice (via WireTap Magazine)’

Color bind: “Diversity Training” for White Parents Adopting Black Children

Published on 27 May 2008 at 2:40 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,family.

“Do whites need training before parenting Black children?” This is an interesting question posed in the headline of a CNN story published today. Current federal policy stresses a “colorblind” approach to transracial adoption, meant to encourage white parents to adopt children of color. A report by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute argues that this […]

Read ‘Color bind: “Diversity Training” for White Parents Adopting Black Children’