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  • How Children See Us

      Several days ago, my six year daughter Christina proudly showed me a drawing she had just completed.  She used an electronic drawing pad, similar, I thought, to my old Etch-A-Sketch.  I’m old…I know.  In a refrain heard by parents all over the world, Chrissy proudly exclaimed in her outdoor […]

  • A New Parent’s First Thoughts: Little Sister

      When my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, we were both, to say the least, extremely excited.  We were overcome with the joy of being selected as instruments to bring forth another life.  It was as overwhelming as it was empowering.  We talked about […]

  • Our Angry Teenagers Are Going Wild

      I recently read a newspaper article about a 17 year-old girl in The Bronx who beat a 48 year-old female bus driver.  Why?  Because the driver, following Metropolitan Transportation Authority policy, wouldn’t allow young Steangeli Medina on the bus with her dog unless it was in a crate.  How […]

  • Public School Administrators Are Scared. Period.

    I just finished watching “Your Bottom Line” on CNN, hosted by Christine Romans.  The topic of the day was “Fixing the Education System.”  To say that the problems facing the public education system in America are complex and far-reaching would be an understatement, at best.  I was therefore appalled at […]

  • Parent UP!! It’s That Serious

    By all accounts, last night’s community open forum: “Parent Up!! Who’s Parenting Who?” was a great success. I was proud to co-present the event with Caprice Smith, President of SharperMinds Consultants. Thank you and kudos to the co-hosts: Pimlico Elementary/Middle School #223, Ms. Elneeta Jones, Principal, (with a special thanks […]

  • Ring the Alarm! Marriage in the 21st Century

    I just read a disturbing article in the March 2011 issue of Ebony Magazine entitled “State of Black Marriage.”  It begins with an anecdote about an African American woman named Cleo Lightfoot who discusses the lack of happy marriages she had seen, and the philosophy her relationships had been rooted […]

  • An American Question

    In the February 8, 2011 edition of the New York Daily News, Halle Berry’s contentious split with former beau Gabriel Aubry is documented.  More specifically, the article brings to light that one of the points of contention is whether their daughter Nahla is White or Black. See the article here. […]

  • The Danger of Losing Our Connection

    Yesterday, (2.1.11), I read a disturbing article in the New York Daily News about seven teenage bullies attacking a 13 year old boy in Pennsylvania.  The included video brought home the sheer brutality of the attack. See the original article here. As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but […]

  • Take Action!

    In Numbers 27: 12 – 13, God instructed Moses to climb a mountain east of the River Jordan, and gaze upon the promised land.  God told Moses that he would die upon doing so.  Knowing this, Moses did exactly as instructed.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the night before […]