To the Mother of the Girl Who Called My Daughter Ugly

Your daughter told my five year old she wasn’t beautiful in their ballet class last weekend. However, it didn’t upset my daughter too much because I’ve been preparing her for this day since she was born. When I found out I was having a girl in 2012, I knew the challenges my daughter would face as a black girl. I faced them myself. During my first two years of high school, I was one of very few … [Read more...]

The Burden of Parenting While Black

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard the name Trayvon Martin. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, Trayvon Martin is a 17-year old Florida teen who was murdered by a neighborhood vigilante, George Zimmerman, who pursued him and violently confronted him because the teen looked “suspicious” (Read one of the articles here). The police have yet to arrest George Zimmerman for this senseless … [Read more...]

The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin

Please read this article and I hope it helps us to examine ourselves. My heart aches for the Martin family. The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin … [Read more...]