65 Years After Brown: We Are Doing Worse Than Ever

“Let me be clear: Black and Latino children do not need to sit next to white children in order to learn and achieve at the highest levels. The problem is that educational, material and financial resources follow white children.”   By Basir Mchawi        It’s official now. According to a new report, Harming Our […]Read More

Couple's Beautiful Mission Saves Babies' Lives

Nene’s Secret ethnic hair care collection founders Nene (pronounced Nay-Nay) and Brian K. Marks are a New York married, entrepreneurial couple who have made beauty and babies their mission. Nene was born and lived in Liberia, West Africa until she was 17 and immigrated to the United States. Barely speaking English, a friend suggested she […]Read More

We Owe It To Our Children … Parent: Getting Through

It is in the day-to-day family interactions that either self-esteem blooms or the spirit is broken, flames of anger lit and seeds of hostility and resentment are sewn. For some years our teenagers, who are at a very vulnerable stage, have fallen prey to ills that throw them off the path to reaching their full […]Read More

Whose Children? Our Children!!

by Aminisha Black The statistics on our youth is dismal and demands, deserves the attention of all.  As the numbers rise of youth being killed by guns in Brooklyn, NYC and across this country, I’m convinced that the time is long overdue to resurrect the village whose highest-held value was relationships between humans and the […]Read More

Parents Notebook: Reflections on Mother’s Day

Nazim, my 10-year-old grandson asked why they didn’t want to show bin Laden’s pictures.  This question led to my sharing my dismay with killing and revenge.  While we both felt sympathy for the September 11th victims, we also sympathized with the countless victims of wars period, those in other countries.  Nazim suggested the Armed Forces […]Read More

Asthma Self-Help for African-Americans

Asthma in the African-American child may be caused by things other than what is commonly suggested.  In many African-American homes sometimes we do things that others might not be doing, such as burning incense.  Incense has a flux that comes off like any burning weed or leaf and that might be causing a child to […]Read More