parenting

Black Man Spends $300,000 To Become Single Father

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Conrad Cean, an American doctor, decided to take his reproductive options into his own hands and have babies via a surrogate. After recognizing he may not find “Miss Right” to settle down with, Cean traveled between countries to find women to carry his children for...

Justice For Harambe? Folks Need to Get A Grip

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Harambe's death is sad, but let's keep things in perspective--a child's life was at stake.

Open Thread: Do You Think It Was Wrong For Ciara To Seek Sole Custody Of Baby Future?

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Despite all of the bitter ugliness that has played out in the media between exes Ciara and Future, they’re going to have to figure out a way to be cordial for life. Yesterday, a judge granted Future joint custody of their 1-year-old son, Future Zahir...

Video: Black Mothers Talk About Negative Perceptions of Black Children

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On a daily basis many black mothers are fearful for what exists for their children once they leave the house. And in a new video from mater mea, a group of mothers got together to discuss the negative perceptions of black children in the new series These Are Our...

White Couple Gives Birth To Black Triplets, Explains How And Why

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In an op-ed published to The Washington Post last Thursday, missionary Aaron Halbert explained why he and his wife chose to birth black triplets. “I felt sheer delight during this pregnancy watching my son and daughter, with his dark brown skin and her with the...

Actress Joy Bryant Wants You To Stop Telling Her She Should Have Kids

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Actress Joy Bryant may have played a mom on the NBC show Parenthood, but the 41-year-old is tired of people asking her when she’ll have children. In a new essay for Lenny, Bryant is letting everyone know just when she’ll have a child–NEVER. I’m really fucking annoyed. If...