Education

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History of Black Men: A Philosophical Approach

A deep look into the history of black men on the planet. Presented by HomeTeam History Continue reading

African Love – Connecting Your Love And Your Culture Through Marriage

Marriage in African culture, from North to South, East to West is hands-down one of the most significant rites of passage between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. It is the most celebrated ceremony in all African cultures. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding … Continue reading

Unharm Your Sons: A Therapist and Suicide Attempt Survivor’s Plea to Black Fathers About the Culture of Black Masculinity.

Black boys, especially those with mental health issues, need all the guidance, protection, and nurturance that we can muster. by Jeff Baker Content warning: depression, self-injury, suicide, trauma “I swallowed all of them!” I blurted out, as I burst into my parents’ room frantically. Barely looking up from the TV, my father glanced me over, … Continue reading

dad blogger Ben Tafau talks about being a parent these days

Trying to be a parent these days, I was going to say there’s no manual, but there’s actually so much stuff out there nowadays in books, on the internet, social media etc, that it’s almost too confusing, and you’ve gotta find your own way. The way I’ve raised my daughter is to ask questions and … Continue reading

Fathers on the Move make world of difference in Cape Town

By Nontando Mposo Cape Town – Dalton Ndongeni was raised by a single mother. His father, a miner, was often away from home for most of his childhood. His family dynamic was not unique in his hometown in the Eastern Cape, as most of his friends were being raised in similar situations. Their mothers stayed … Continue reading

Raising Black Boys As Superheroes

By William Jackson Quote: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass The importance of reading can never be a non-negotiable aspect in raising Black boys. The value of education is seen every day as people apply for jobs, starting careers, applying for entrance to higher education and the progression of academic … Continue reading

The Rising Son Project – “Our Story”

Joseph Zoboi, Founder & Instructor of The Rising Son Project facilitated a workshop during the summer from August 19th – 24th in the Flatbush Branch Library between the hours of 1-4pm. It serviced a total of 25 boys aged 5-17. Free pizza was offered as part of this initiative for participants. The first day, the 19th, … Continue reading

The Father Force by Dr. Na’im Akbar

A Father’s Four Duties: 1. Populate, 2. EDUCATE, 3. Provide & 4. Defend Personal Note to Black Parents: Continue INSPIRING our children to be Brave, Pro-active and Intelligent 1.George Washington did not ASK for Freedom – He took it. 2.President Harry Truman did not ASK for Peace – He fought for it. 3.President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

Nigerian Quadruplets Graduate With Masters Degrees From UK University Same Day

The 23 year-old set of Nigerian-born quadruplets, Tolu, Tokunbo, Tobi, and Temi, of the Ogunsanyas have all graduated from Warwick University in the United Kingdom on the same day with Master Degrees. The quads, two identical brothers and two identical sisters, donned their robes and collected their degrees from Warwick University yesterday and are now … Continue reading

[FATHER/HOOD] Hip-Hop Parenting

I’m powerfully aware that the entire notion of hip-hop being a frame for parenting can come across as corny. But all parents borrow from their cultural influences to make this journey more manageable and interesting. Graf writing: This was how I introduced her to the visual arts. Her mother is much better versed than I … Continue reading

How to Encourage Good Study Habits in Your Kids

Good study habits are incredibly valuable for kids. If they learn them early, they will build upon them as they grow older and this focus and discipline will help them in all areas of life. There are things parents can do to help their kids develop and build upon good study habits. Keep The Learning … Continue reading

Rebuilding Our Youth’s Sense of Self-Worth.

We have to re-adjust our children’s appreciation and value meters. Today’s youth are deeply entranced with meaningless material things. They will do almost anything to get them, lieing, even robbing, stealing and hurting themselves and other people for garbage like this. Many of our children and a few of our adults have more appreciation and … Continue reading

Four African girls have created a Urine-powered generator.

Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week’s Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does … Continue reading

Justice in the handcuffing and arrest of 6-year-old Salecia Johnson

On April 13th, our six-year-old daughter, Salecia Johnson was handcuffed and arrested at her school, Creekside Elementary in Baldwin, GA for a so-called ‘temper tantrum’. She was charged with battery and suspended for the remainder of the school year. The school took all of these actions without notifying us. Although they claim to have called, … Continue reading

The Empowerment Vessel – Black Male Crisis – Self Image

The issue of the “Crisis of The Black Male” is truly one that is tearing at my heart, and provoking my aggression to cause a change, “by any means necessary.” I recently read an article that quite frankly expressed that we have lost a generation of black boys. It further expressed that the adverse effects … Continue reading

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