Family & Parenthood

Girls are our future, let’s celebrate them on International Girl’s Day

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It’s International Girls Day, and the world is experiencing some pretty awesome young ladies. In spite of the current woes and chaos, we have a bright future in these young ladies who are already trailblazing.

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Tips for the ‘new’ homeschool parent

With the onset of shelter-at-home, a wave of parents have been ushered into homeschooling. Here are some suggestions with a major shift in the education of your child. 

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Entrepreneurs of color must create new business models says Kelly Burton | Video

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The racial wealth gap expands, and people like Kelly Burton, CEO of Founders of Color works to understand how entrepreneurs can close the gap.

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Introducing, The Man Project

This was supposed to be a one-off piece about masculinity; a piece in response to the controversial Gillette ad that ran online a few weeks back and caused a digital uproar among a lot of men, conservative news outlets (here’s looking at you Fox News) and even some women.

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Finding fatherhood: how to be a father in my fatherless world

After years of grappling with an almost non-existent relationship with my father, I stare fatherhood in the face with daily struggles and questions. I fight to find clarity, balance and guidance while navigating the waters of fatherhood and masculinity.

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20 facts about mothers in the United States that you should know

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Mothers and motherhood are simultaneously highly celebrated and disregarded in their contributions in and outside of the home. The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, with interesting data on mothers.

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Not funny: Viral video of boy being hit in the face make rounds on Facebook | Think Piece

I routinely encounter disturbing videos in my Facebook news feed. Most aren’t worth acknowledging.

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How holiday gatherings sparked a hunger for food and knowledge

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I vividly recall my maternal grandmother’s holiday meals, with the men in the living room watching the game, and the women scurrying around cooking food and preparing the table.

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Teach love, not hate

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Parental alienation is more common than assumed and has devastating effects. Children of divorced or separated parents are often manipulated to hate the other. A parent who does this endangers the mental and emotional health of their child. It risks them growing up with low self-esteem, lacking trust, and depression.

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Finding fatherhood: how to be a father in my fatherless world

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On June 18th, I celebrated my fourth Father’s Day. I woke up to well wishes from friends, family, and colleagues from around the country. Then I logged into Facebook – a site I typically avoid on this holiday. I suffered through the annual disdain for fathers, peppered with a few positive posts about good dads.

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