Black Poetry Day is celebrated on October 17 each year. This day is considered the time to celebrate both past and present black authors like Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Did you know that Jupiter Hammon was the first African American to publish poetry in the United States? Enjoy the following poem, Humanity […]
Little did Mekhi’s mother expect Shaquille O’Neal to respond to her 8-year-old son’s request for a pizza after seeing Shaq delivering pizzas on a commercial. Shaq responded and the pizza company did the rest and made this young boy believe that anything is possible.
Of all of the things Black people have to worry about killing us in this world, we just can’t be complacent when it comes to something as mundane as our homes. We have to be pro-active with prevention and preparation.Nationally, the risk of fire-related death for African Americans is almost twice that of individuals of […]
I hear it all of the time from working parents about how difficult it is to take off from work to check on their children at school and their statement is valid. If your off from work then you’re tired. But, if you have to pick just one event to meet your child’s teacher, go […]
Congratulations! You got a new job. You’re expecting new income but yet you don’t feel like celebrating as much as you should. Why not? Because now that you’ve accepted the new position with higher pay, your responsibilities have increased on the job. Typically, that means longer hours or being much more accessible than you were […]
Contributed PostStarting a family is a wonderful adventure that fills your home with love and happiness. But it is also a long term commitment, which might be a source of worry for many parents. Having children affects your lifestyle and more importantly, your budget. As a result, it’s not uncommon for couple to stress about […]
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.