Successful Black Parenting magazine is proud to collaborate with Dope Black Dads Podcast. Last Father’s Day, Marvyn Harrison, an advertising executive from London, decided to create a WhatsApp group with all of the positive Black fathers he knew from New York, London, and South Africa. He wished them a Happy Fathers’ Day, congratulated them on the […]
Contributed Post: We recently celebrated International Men’s Day. It’s a contentious awareness day. Some would argue that men do not need a day of international recognition since the cultural, economic and business decks are tipped so heavily in their favor but when it comes to Black men, we know that the deck is often stacked […]
Reflections of a proud father: My daughter Kathryn, declared after graduating from Kindergarten, “Girls can do anything dad. One day, I’m gonna be a doctor!” I responded incredulously, “You go girl!” I will revisit this premise again at the close of this article. “Girls can do anything dad. One day, I’m gonna be a doctor!” […]
From 1993 to 2012, the prevalence of suicide attempts among Black boys nearly doubled, and the rate of self-injury has climbed steadily in recent years. Despite these staggering figures, the stigma of many Black folks, particularly fathers, continues to perpetuate this public health crisis. Photo by Lacy Atkins I do not raise this issue to […]
My 4-year-old son, Owen, is the coolest lil’ dude you’ll ever meet. Now I’ll admit, I may be somewhat biased because I’m his dad. But he really is pretty amazing. He is smart, but don’t just take my word for it, his preschool teacher said he has an “engineer’s brain,” and she should know because […]
Recommended for children Ages 7-12 What better way to celebrate Father’s Day and the lineage of dads than reading about Papa Lemon in the book series of his namesake, “Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers.” Author Lehman Riley immortalized his childhood hero, his grandfather known as Papa Lemon, in children’s books that he wrote in honor of […]
Successful Black Parenting is proud to announce that we are bringing our readers more researched-based content written by the members of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) RESilience Initiative, which provides resources to parents and caregivers for promoting the strength, health, and well-being of children and youth of color. We will also feature their members who have contributed articles to Successful Black Parenting on our BackTalk podcast. Learn more about the RESilience Initiative at www.apa.org/res.