The fight for justice and equity requires a collective effort. This is a war for the very humanity of our children.
Black parents should not have to plead with school board leaders for support, because the failure for their child’s identity to be recognized in schools has led to that child attempting to scratch the Black off their skin.
Last year an elected school board official in Ontario, Canada, called Charline Grant the N-word. Then that official refused to resign and blamed ‘old age’ and ‘dementia’ for her use of the N-word. Charline battled the school board until a resignation happened and then she took it upon herself to run for School Trustee. She’sContinue reading “Educating the system. From the N word to advocacy.”
It can be hard finding great children’s books right? I think I found one. I love books with a positive lesson. For me, the new book Anthill For Sale is about leaning to value and love yourself when others don’t. You can’t go wrong with message like that. And the illustrations are gorgeous too. @bigbellyubookco #PB #kidlit #amreading #parenting #family # love #childrenliteracy Read more
When the boy child was 5 years old, he called me ‘Blackie’ and proudly told me that his friend from school told him that ‘Blackie’ was another word for Black people. To say I was shocked, upset, angry was an understatement. That moment, that time the boy child called my a racial slur, was myContinue reading “A chat with Black Moms Connection founder Tanya Hayles”
Imagine this…You are living in Atlanta, Donald Trump has just won the election. You are shocked, you are in disbelief. You look over at your young son, his Black life matters more than anything in the world to you. Like so many Black mothers in the US, you worry for his future, you stress atContinue reading “Living Your Best Life While Doing Life Afraid”
When I scheduled this latest conversation for the Woke Mommy Chatter podcast. It was meant to be three people talking about the idea of achievement being equated to ‘acting white’ and the phrase ‘Oreo cookie’ that is hurled at Black kids who don’t fit the ‘stereotype.’ This episode does talk about that issue, but myContinue reading “The Secret Lives of Black Mothers”
I recently wrote an article about only having one hour a day to spend with my kids if I accept a full-time 9-5, no flexibility job. One hour. That is my reality, and for me, that is not acceptable. Why is it that in a world (at least in Canada), where maternity leave hasContinue reading “The Push for Work Life Balance”