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Parenting in 2021 is complicated, and even more so as a Black parent in America. From Black girl magic to Black boy joy, we want to celebrate all the moments in our children’s lives—and the journeys we go on with them.

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A New Experiment in Guaranteed Income May Change Everything for Black Mothers
"In Her Hands" will provide direct cash payments to Black mothers in Georgia, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for economic equality.
Bullying Is Harmful to Kids' Mental Health—School Solutions to the Problem Often Fail Black Children
Ten-year-old Izzy Tichenor's suicide death highlighted the effects of racist bullying on Black children's mental health. The impact is worsened when parents can't get help from their child's school.
Michael B. Jordan's Movie 'A Journal for Jordan' Is a Family Love Story: 'Love Is the Strongest Bond'
The actor stars alongside Chanté Adams in a movie about New York Times editor Dana Canedy's true love story that explores the growing power of love for family.
This Pregnant Mom Is Making Healthy WIC Meals on TikTok, Solving a Problem We Rarely Even Talk About
Pregnant people who have limited access to healthy foods face a variety of health consequences. Receiving assistance via WIC both mitigates and contributes to this problem.
6 Ways Parents of Black Children Can Advocate for Kids at School
After preschool, education starts to look a little different. Parents of Black children have to be the squeaky wheel sometimes, with the intention of building a supportive community around our kids.
She Hired a Postpartum Doula—Now She's Defending Why New Moms Need Them
The backlash that TikToker Brittany Bright received after sharing a post about her overnight doula highlights age-old stereotypes about Black motherhood and suffering.
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Wash Day: Black Women Are Passing Down Natural Hair Pride to the Next Generation
As a photographer, I could not think of a better way to illustrate that pride than through images of the ritual we know as wash day.
Top High School Football Recruit Travis Hunter Committed to an HBCU—Here's Why It Matters
For decades, the nation's top Black high school athletes have committed to predominately white colleges. Travis Hunter choosing HBCU Jackson State, led by Deion Sanders, could signal a turning of the tides.
Black Children Experience Racism Before White Children Learn About Race—Their Experiences Should Be the Focus

In all the arguing over critical race theory and how young is too young to learn about race, the emphasis is on white children. Meanwhile, Black students across the nation experience racism daily.