Rep. Maxine Waters relishes lowering the hammer on President Donald Trump and she is not showing any signs of letting up. And now Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is also squarely in her crosshairs. “They need to go to jail,” Waters (D-CA) said during a recent appearance on MSNBC. Waters was referring to Trump and […]

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When I heard that Mary Tyler Moore died it hit me hard. Like so many women who grew up watching her, including Sybil Wilkes, journalist Andrea Mitchell and Robin Roberts, she opened up our minds to the possibility of becoming journalists. But more than that, her ground-breaking show made little girls of all races look at […]

When I first interviewed then-candidate Barack Obama on his campaign plane in 2008, he talked passionately about fatherhood, uplifting Black men, and the importance of men of color taking responsibility for parenting their children. Two terms in the White House and eight years later, President Obama is still talking eloquently about empowering Black men in […]

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We’ve all heard about the problems associated with kids consuming too much technology. It discourages critical thinking, imagination and other useful skills that they’ll need to be productive adults. Aside from limiting a child’s consumption of tech or banning it altogether, there is a way to turn a love of gadgetry into useful knowledge that […]

As your go-to girlfriend, it might sound crazy for me to point out that girlfriends, as wonderful and needed as they may be, are not…

The Senate confirmation process for Loretta Lynch to become the first Black female U.S. Attorney General was never going to be a cake walk, but…

Manhood in the Black community is at a crossroads. Some would say it always has been. And as we become more and more removed from…

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Right now, my soul is divided. For I am both a man of a generation where children were spanked and people believed in their privacy.…

I am a daughter of women’s liberation. I am the offspring of the generation who believed that women could do any thing they wanted to…

The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.” -  Iyanla Vanzant In order to get…

When you’re conceiving a baby, you’re rarely thinking about paid maternity leave, childcare costs, how much time you’d get off when your kids get sick…