Monthly Archives: May 2009

Open thread

Go ahead…talk! Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means its time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Shannon A. sends this adorable picture of her son Raekwon, who is 3 years old and seems to love the tub! Got cute kids? Send pictures to team@loveisntenough.com … Continue reading

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An open letter on co-parenting to Nas and Kelis

co-written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw; crossposted from Co-Parenting 101 Ah, celebrity gossip. It titillates, it entertains, it allows us mere mortals to perhaps feel just a wee bit superior when famous folks’ dirty laundry gets aired. Since celebrity … Continue reading

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ARP Links

Racism Review dissects the recent New York Times article about segregated proms in a Georgia county: This Jim Crow reality seems to be about a lot more than some white parents’ desires for their children to go to separate proms. … Continue reading

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Win “Why Can’t You Look Like Me” by Ola Zuri

“Why Can’t You Look Like Me” (2009, Black Oasis Ent.) written by Ola Zuri and illustrated by Jenn Simpson, tells the story of a little  girl who looks different from her parents, neighbors and schoolmates, and thus feels alienated and left … Continue reading

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Listen as we talk black hair on “Nobody Asked You”

ARP reader and blogger Julia was kind enough to invite me on her regular podcast “Nobody Asked You” to talk about black hair. Julia is the white parent of a black child who has written: See, on the playgrounds I … Continue reading

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Join me on “Nobody asked you”

Anti-Racist Parent reader Julia recently launched a blog called Nobody Asked You about race and parenting from a white adoptive parent’s perspective. Julia has kindly asked me to join her at 2 p.m. ET, this Saturday, May 23, for the … Continue reading

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Open thread

What’s up? Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This one comes from E. Sun in Perth, Australia. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send a pic to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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An African American family is an American family

Gosh, has it been 25 years since “The Cosby Show” debuted? I remember this show fondly. It was the first time that I saw a family that truly seemed like mine on television and, perhaps, as Phylicia Rashad says in … Continue reading

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Tiny Acts of Activism

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tiffany Pridgen Until recently I didn’t consider myself to be much of an activist. I’m pretty even-keeled when it comes to most things. I’m not political. I’m not radical. I play my cards fairly close … Continue reading

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Just like me…

This photo from the White House Flickr account shows a young boy rubbing President Barack Obama’s head. Reportedly, “The youngster wanted to see if the President’s haircut felt like his own.” Having a self-identified black man in the White House … Continue reading

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ARP Links

At Racialicious, “NCLR Report Finds Latino Students are “Missing Out”: The rapid growth of the Latino student population has not been reflected in a corresponding improvement in their educational outcomes. The collection of statistics that follows suggests that Latino students … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of the big bad non-representative parent?

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw’ “The bad parents are running amok! They’re everywhere you turn, talking about postpartum depression, confessing that their kids are addicted to SpongeBob, throwing their breast pumps in the garbage!” “…there is a loud … Continue reading

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“The Princess and the Frog” and the critical gaze

crossposted from Racialicious; written by Racialicious contributor Shannon Prince Two years ago while I was studying abroad in Paris, my younger sister called me from the U.S. giggling that she had delicious news to share with me. She announced breathlessly … Continue reading

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Talk to me and ARP columnist Deesha Philyaw this weekend

Crossposted from What Tami Said The Best of What Tami Said is back at 4 p.m. ET, this Sunday, May 17. This week I’m talking black motherhood with freelance writer and blogger Deesha Philyaw. Deesha writes eloquently about parenting and … Continue reading

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Open thread (and help a reporter out)

Chat amongst yourselves. But while you’re talking, see if you can help a writer with a story about children’s books: I’m working on a series about African-American children’s books for Examiner.com (National African-American Books Examiner) Rise of African American Children’s … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. It’s kind of chilly and rainy where I am, but this shot makes me think of summer fun. Reader Elizabeth Y. offered this photo of Zenzele and Jahzara  relaxing … Continue reading

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Hair…again

Written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey Harris Tuesday’s episode of “The Tyra Banks Show” dealt with the issue of black women and girls and their hair. Watch a clip from the program here.   Those of you who follow … Continue reading

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ARP Links

Check out Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw’s books reviews and interviews at Bitch magazine: There are three books about black women and motherhood that rocked my world when I read them: Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood; I’m … Continue reading

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