What Happened at the Mall Today with my Black Child – A White Mother’s Fear

At the mall at the Apple store, when Naomi found a "photo booth" function on a new desktop.

At the mall at the Apple store, when Naomi found a “photo booth” function on a new desktop.

Once, we were in the airport in DC, trying desperately to catch a flight for which we were running behind. As we were collecting our belongings from security, we handed Naomi – our daughter from Ethiopia – to Austin and instructed him to hold her off to the side. [Read more...]

Natural Hair: Let Black People Just Be Themselves

On our most recent “hair day,” after washing, before braiding.

You’ve probably heard what people have said about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter.  Now, the “hair police” are turning against Beyonce and Jay Z. [Read more...]

Dancing Away Poverty, One Step at a Time

In 2008, we decided to adopt. [Read more...]

A Comment This White Mother Appreciated about Her Black Daughter’s Hair

If you’ve been reading this blog long, you’ve been on my hair journey with me and my daughter (who originated from Ethiopia) as we’ve laughed and cried our way through this new and daunting experience.   [Read more...]

What MSNBC’s Mockery of Romney’s Black Grandson Means

Every time MSNBC beclowns itself with absurd conservative hate, NRO should repost Charles C. W. Cooke’s excellent takedown, “MSNBC’s Alternative Universe.” [Read more...]