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In just the last month or so, Ahmad Aubrey was shot while going for a run and Breonna Taylor was shot by police in her own home. And then, in one day, we watched the modern day lynching of...
Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book. I have rounded up 12 books that celebrate diversity that you can share with your family. Let me know in the comments of any favorites you have! Not...
I will never truly understand your experience. I have never given much thought to the color of my skin, Except to wish it were a little browner in the summer. I've never had to think that my race will cause others to...
It's never too early to teach your little one about diversity and inclusivity. It's so important to start promoting these ideas with your child while they are young and while they are still easily influenced by their family and...
Children are never too young to start learning about about race. Now more than ever, it’s time for a change. And that change can start at home. Not only is representation important - for kids to see themselves and their...
Not everything has to be "12 Years A Slave". I mean, yes, by all means watch that movie. After all, it won the Best Picture Oscar as, according to Rotten Tomatoes, an "unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also...
Your child sees a person using a wheelchair at the grocery store and they loudly blurt, “Mommy, why can’t that man walk?”  A new student has joined your son’s class this year and one day he comes home saying,...
"I can't breathe!" breaks my heart. But it's the "Mama!" that haunts me. George Floyd, lying face down in the street, his windpipe crushed under the weight of a police officer's knee, gasping for breath, begging for life. "Mama!", he groaned. "Mama!",...
Recently I went for a run with my usual friends, talking about our upcoming All City Swim Meet. It is one of the largest outdoor swim meets in the country, and my oldest son is one of the coaches for...
February is Black History Month. In honor, I have put together a list of books read by myself, my kids, and fellow Madison Mom contributors that feature Black authors and/or characters. I would love to know your recommendations! Books for Children Penny...
Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of the celebration of great women around the world, let me suggest 10 terrific books about activists and heroes you can read with your kiddos to kick off the celebration: She Persisted by Chelsea...
They taught us that sticks and stones may break your bones, but words just hurt your feelings. What they forgot to teach us, is that your skin color will make you prone, to those sticks and stones, those whips...

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