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After McKinney: What Can Black Parents Do? Listen Here: Jacque Reid & Kimberly Seals Allers on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

No parent can watch the now viral video of the police interaction with black youth after a pool party in McKinley, Texas without cringing. And possible crying. Beyond our upset and tears, what must black parents think about, do and say to their children to possibly (emphasis on POSSIBLY) prevent another situation. Jacque Reid (@JacqueReid) [...]

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Need To Reduce Your Kids’ Screen Time?? Check Out These Screen-Free, Radio Broadcasts Your Kids Will Love!

Good news parents! A new, weekly broadcast is being hailed as NPR for kids. It’s screen free and educational. Check out Alex Gordon Radio  which features musical content, news stories, young reporters and new episodes every Monday! Subscriptions start at $4.00 for one month. You’re welcome!

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Books We Love!: CHILD PLEASE, How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself

We love a good parenting take, especially one from a smart and savvy black perspective. That’s why we just heart the new book by journalist and parenting expert, Ylonda Gault Caviness. Foregoing the politically correct safe zone, Caviness takes a refreshing perspective to reveal the hard and fast rules of being black in America, including [...]

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Fit Family: 6 Simple Ways to Keep Your Child Healthy

by Esther Animalu, contributing reporter Between 16 and 33 percent of children, as well as adolescents, are obese. Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but the most difficult to treat. Unhealthy weight gain due to a poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year, according to [...]

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Dear Elena Medo: You Can’t Claim to Support Black Breastfeeding and Attack Black Breastfeeding Advocates; Now Detroit Moms Have Spoken

I have been quiet long enough. Dear Ms. Medo, Nobody likes a bully. Or a hypocrite. Or someone prone to bending the truth into a version that suits their own agenda. But sadly, you are repeatedly showing yourself to be definitely a bully and clearly a hypocrite with revisionist tendencies. Let me explain. As a [...]

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Planned Parenthood & BET Host Breast Party Ever For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that according to Susan G. Komen statistics, breast cancer is the most common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death to African-American women, exceeded only by lung cancer? In 2013, and estimated 27.060 new cases of breast cancer and 6,080 were expected to occur among African-American women. Planned Parenthood [...]

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Campaign Aimed to Improve Breastfeeding rates in kansas

In 2011, Kansas ranked 42nd nationally when surveyed by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their hospitals’ (statewide) efforts to encourage mothers to breastfeed. Dr. Robert Moser, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary stated “We have a lot of room for improvement,” on Thursday at the Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding. [...]

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CDC: breastfeeding reduces risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and new studies have shown that African-American women who breast-feed may be able to decrease their risk of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer. The study was led by researchers at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer [...]

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Back-To-School: 9 Budget-Friendly Tips for School Essentials

It may seem like you just got the kids off to summer camp, but many retailers this season are already starting to promote back-to-school sales. And according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 24% of Americans last year started shopping for back-to-school products two months before the school season; this year that number [...]

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Healthy Snacks: 5 Tips Parents Can Add Nutrition to School Lunches

With kids headed back to school, it’s more important than ever to support their healthy development and give them every possible advantage in the classroom.   On top of ensuring the kiddos complete their homework every day and make it out the door on time, parents are now more focused than ever on the importance of [...]

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