Category: Society

Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids

Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a post titled, “There’s no girl or boy in toy.” On that post, I was in agreement that little boys or girls should be encouraged to play with toys they find interesting without being concerned about gender. I still agree with that to this day. Fast forward to today... Read more »

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police
When I was growing up, my perception of the police was mainly based on Officer Friendly and McGruff the crime dog. I didn’t know much about racial profiling, or police brutality. Obviously, it was an issue, but the only case I can actually recall at the moment is the Rodney King case. Nowadays, our children... Read more »

Little Black Boys, Guilty From Birth

I try not to pull the race card much, mainly because I feel that it is often overused. But, I can’t help but wonder at times, if little Black boys are viewed as being guilty from birth. Controversial cases related to Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mike Brown and countless others have made it clear that... Read more »
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Toya Graham became the world's most loved and hated mom

Toya Graham became the world's most loved and hated mom
Toya Graham definitely has quite a few people singing her praises while others are begging to differ. It all started when a video surfaced of her giving her 16 year old son a frantic beat down for participating in the Baltimore riots.  She was crowned a hero by those who felt that she was doing... Read more »

Parents really do love children they didn't want

The custody issue between Ludacris and Tamika Fuller continues to spark a dialogue on whether or not children should be taken away from their mothers and given to rich fathers. Many people feel that in this case custody was only requested out of spite and to prevent paying child support, which I’m not planning to... Read more »

Maybe we shouldn't mind our own business so much #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

Maybe we shouldn't mind our own business so much #ChildAbusePreventionMonth
This day in age many us have the “mind your business and I’ll mind mine” mentality about pretty much everything. In many cases that is perfectly fine, but not when it comes to the well-being of children. I cringe every time I watch the news or scroll through my news feed and see stories about... Read more »
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Racism is real and our kids should know that

Racism is real and our kids should know that
As parents we want to protect our children from any harm that may come their way be it physical or emotional. Unfortunately there is no way that we can guarantee that they will go through life without facing some sort of painful or uncomfortable experience. There are many people in the world who would like... Read more »

Your little person might be a narcissist in training

Your little person might be a narcissist in training
I came across an article a few days ago about a study revealing some of the causes of narcissism in children. This findings were recently published in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences. Narcissism is a condition in which one is  selfish, self centered and possibly violent or dangerous. While there are many... Read more »

The Ilinois child care crisis is an every parent problem

The Ilinois child care crisis is an every parent problem
If it’s not one thing it’s another, that’s how the saying goes.  Just a year or so ago, we were fighting for public schools to stay open. Now the current issue at hand is the $300 million shortfall of subsidized day care funding that could leave more than 36,000 families without child care options. I’ve... Read more »
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Bad news, worse timing: Jackie Robinson West stripped of title during Black History Month

Bad news, worse timing: Jackie Robinson West stripped of title during Black History Month
I can’t describe how heartbroken I was when I first learned that our little hometown heroes were at risk of losing the title they worked so hard to claim. In a city riddled with violence that primarily involves young Black boys and men, the Jackie Robinson West title gave our kids something to be proud... Read more »