parenting

Facebook Group “Dead Beat Kenya” Shames ‘Deadbeat’ Parents

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Oftentimes we see children who have misbehaved, in the eyes’ of their parents at least, being shamed across social media. But what if it were the parents who were being shamed for being negligent? In Kenya, a new Facebook group “Dead Beat Kenya” – which...

Real Talk: On Debra Harrell’s Arrest, Motherhood & Race

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In last week’s Mommie Dearest column, I wrote about Debra Harrell, a South Carolina mother who was arrested for “abandoning” her nine-year-old daughter at a park while she worked at a nearby McDonald’s. (Just yesterday we learned that Harrell has been let go from her job.) I had...

Teaching Our Children to Love Their Natural Hair

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We all love our children.  They are the truest extension of ourselves. As we do our best to rear them into productive and positive individuals before they leave our nest we guide them on what is right and wrong, and how to survive.  We want...

When it Comes To Success, These States Are the Worst For Black Kids – Is Yours On the List?

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A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that African American children living in the Midwest and the South are have a more difficult time achieving success. The report titled Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, “explores the...

Shaniqua Tompkins Blasts 50 Cent For Missing Son’s High School Graduation

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Rapper 50 cent admits he wasn’t at his son Marquise’s high school graduation, but he says he was on a movie set in Budapest. And then there’s this talk about not receiving an invitation to the event. Marquise’s mom, Shaniqua Tompkins, has a few words...