New data suggests that child welfare services were severely affected by the global pandemic after the revelation that 504 Black children died between October 2019 and September 2020 at a 17% increase compared to the previous year.

Children’s books with Black representation are now easier to find thanks to author and entrepreneur Veronica N. Chapman, founder of Chapman’s company, Boxxout Enterprises, designs creative solutions for social change., which makes it easier to discover and purchase children’s books with Black characters, is an initiative under the Boxxout umbrella. Chapman, who is […]

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Journalist Shannon LaNier learned how to braid his daughters’ hair from his wife…and Youtube. He became so skilled at it, other fathers began asking him for hair tutorials, which encouraged him to create and post more videos of him being his daughters’ personal hair stylist. The CW39 Houston host first started making videos to prove […]

Some people believe that when you make it out of the hood you’ve made it in life and all of your problems fade away. But, that’s not exactly true. Black suburban families have struggles that they face too. For example, as a child you’re always the prime suspect for whatever was stolen at the sleepover, […]

Roland Martin and Dr. Steve Perry are in agreement that we need to take control of our kid’s education. Perry asks, “When have we trusted the government to educate or do anything for us?” And insists that we must take control of educating our kids because they are our future. Martin shoots down the idea that […]


A 17-year-old boy was charged Friday with making online threats of “ethnic cleansing” against Black and Hispanic students at the public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city that was the site of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. The threats had shut down the city’s public schools on Thursday and Friday, drawing the […]

Bradley Watkins, a 36-year old white man from Tennessee, was recently arrested after reportedly harassing two Black children at a Family Dollar store. He allegedly tried to run them over while holding a gun, threatening to kill them and shouting racial slurs at them. According to Fox 13, one of the victims told the police […]


  CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old black girl accused of shoplifting told her that actions like hers hurts the “community,” according to body camera footage of the arrest. “You know, sweetheart, this is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community,” said Officer Kevin […]

“Have you ever been too tired to discipline your child, even though you know they’re acting a fool in public?” Kym and Sherri admit sometime’s they just don’t feel like fussing. Maybe if you’re a young mom in your 20’s you’ll have more energy, but, “when you’re older,” you don’t have all of that extra […]

The 11-year-old who was tased in the back by a Cincinnati police officer who assumed she was shoplifting will no longer face charges. Mayor John Cranley announced on Wednesday that the charges of theft and obstructing official business were dropped at his request, reports  Fox19. “Tasing an 11-year old who posed no danger to the […]

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three black teenagers say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. The July 10 incident at Minnehaha Park drew widespread attention after a bystander recorded part of it and posted a video […]


Jayera Griffin, 14, recently saved her allowance and collected donations to help others in her Riverdale community have clean clothes.