Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

The Love Isn’t Enough team is taking a break until Jan. 3. Have a happy and healthy winter holiday season. See you in the new year. Tweet

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Interview with teen feminist blogger Julie Zeilinger

Originally published at  b-listed for Breakthrough, an international human rights organization. [Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important … Continue reading

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Do you use boy-words or girl-words or the-other-words-but-i-cant-amember-them? [Thoughts on Blank] In that 45 second exchange Alec showed me that he knew more about gender than most adults I’ve met in my 23 years on this planet. Alec was, of course, … Continue reading

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A Look Through My Eyes

This short film captures a teenage girl’s complicated relationship to her father. It won the jury prize in the This Is My Family competition sponsored by POV. Tweet

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What’s the truth about black fathers?: Thoughts on “No Wedding, No Womb”

by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Roberta Coles [editor’s note: We asked Roberta Coles, co-editor of The Myth of the Missing Black Father (reviewed here last week) and associate professor of sociology at Marquette University to weigh in on the … Continue reading

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Dads Discuss Work-Life Balance on NPR’s Tell Me More

Continuing our focus on fathers, particularly African American fathers, take a listen to this segment of NPR’s Tell Me More. These mostly stay-at-home dads discuss how they handle work-life balance and judgments of others for their decision to the be … Continue reading

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Talking to Kids about Sex [Racialicious] Someone should have told me. Someone should have said “Hey, Brandann, you are going to have all of these urges, and it’s perfectly normal”, but no one did. Someone should have told me that … Continue reading

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Single Custodial Fathers: An Excerpt from The Myth of the Missing Black Father

Written by Love Isn’t Enough co-editor Julia. To read a book review of The Myth of the Missing Black Father, click here. If black fathers are generally invisible in our culture, perhaps single custodial black fathers are among the most … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Missing Black Father [book review]

Written by Love Isn’t Enough co-editor Julia. “The black male. A demographic. A sociological construct. A media caricature. A crime statistic. Aside from rage or lust, he is seldom seen as an emotionally embodied person. Rarely a father. Indeed, if … Continue reading

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What does Sitting Bull’s great grandson think about Obama’s OF THEE I SING? [American Indians in Children's Literature] On the final page of the book is a double-page spread of over 50 children, all gazing at the reader. The front … Continue reading

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Two black women and “the big chop”

I love this. Love the idea of a mother taking a bold step as an example for her daughter. Love a woman in media glare taking charge of her own beauty. I do have some reservations about this story. 1) … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Apologies for the late posting. Sarah, our co-editor who usually handles the cute kid posts, is home with a brand new cute kid of her own. Congratulations Sarah! Returning to regular programming, here is a picture of the completely cute Rahel: … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Answering questions about race and Asian Americans – Pt. I

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Jennifer; originally posted at Mixed Race America [Editor’s note: Over on Mixed Race America, Jennifer is tackling questions from students about Asian Americans and the politics of racialization. The queries were the result … Continue reading

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