Tags : Family

Education

Retrieving Parent Power

While the media gives readers and viewers news flashes daily, it’s rare that we get more than a name, location and date of the incidents.  The Children’s Defense Fund’s statistics are gathered and presented in a way that arouses attention and a call to action.  Visit www.childrensdefense.org to access statistics on children state by state. […]readmore

Parents Notebook

An SOS Call – We Owe Our Children Community

Listening to Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now daily serves as a reminder that I want a better world for my grandchildren and future generations. That requires seeking ways to resurrect innate intelligences of each and every child.  Observing the lack of respect for human life that exists throughout the country, the people, especially parents and extended […]readmore

Parents Notebook

We Owe Our Children Family And Community

“It takes a village to raise a child” was at one time generally understood and practiced in African American communities.  That African tradition survived slavery.  Neighbors kept an eye out for youngsters and youngsters kept an eye out for adult neighbors, especially if they (the youngsters) were making mischief.  In recent years this communal child-rearing […]readmore

Parents Notebook

The Parent’s Notebook: Exploring The True Three R’s (Responsibility, Relationships

In Memory of Trayvon and Kamau While thousands  marched  and rallied protesting the not guilty verdict bestowed upon George Zimmerman, (white,) in the murder of  17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, another 17-year-old African-American youth,  Kamau Chandler, was  shot  and killed  on Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Fulton Street on July 27 in an encounter with two Black males.   […]readmore