black families

A few years ago, I was at my Aunt Bernie’s home for Thanksgiving. All the “usual suspects” were on hand and the meal, as usual, was fantastic. It’s a bit of a drive for us, and it was super cold outside, but it’s always worth the drive. My aunt’s home is very nice. Among other […]

New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1 in 4 (25.1 percent) African American households suffer from hunger. The stats are even higher for Black households with children–nearly 1 in 3 suffered from food insecurity in 2010. “High rates of unemployment have made it difficult for many U.S. households to put food […]

Controversial writer John McWhorter of The Root wrote an article revolving around the origin of the word “baby mama.” PARTNER LINKS: Nene Leakes Blasts Star Jones He also touches on the word “baby daddy” and “baby mama” and how they have entered the mainstream in the last decade. It also talks about Fox News using […]

When Michael Lockwood was a single divorced dad, he wrote down dating advice he planned to give his daughters when they grew up. Years later, he’s turned that advice into a book called, Women Have All The Power, Too Bad They Don’t Know It.

The kitchen in most people’s house is the heart of the home and, if big enough, where much of the communal activity takes place. The state of the kitchen is very indicative of the well being of the individuals living there. So, this week I wanted to give you 5 quick and easy tips to […]

As a getaway for two Democratic presidents, including the current one, Martha’s Vineyard is often disparaged as an undemocratic haven for wealthy white elites.

STEPHANIE ROBINSON SPEAKS stephanierobinsonspeaks.com Is Black on Black Marriage Dying?  Numbers seldom tell the whole story. They can be used out of context to make things look worse than they are, or to stress one aspect of a much larger and more nuanced picture.  

I recently read a very interesting story about how so many black athletes are being hammered by the financial devastation of child support.  Their paychecks are getting zapped to nothing, only to buy Coach purses and hair weaves for the women who’ve had their children.  Perhaps the sex was good enough to justify the misery, […]

African American couples are more likely than other groups to share core religious beliefs and pray together in the home — factors that have been linked to greater happiness in marriages and relationships, according to a study released Tuesday.

Kioni “Popcorn” Marshall’s parents were separated for five years of her life. Things eventually changed, and they got back together. Kioni, 8, recently asked her father about that separation, and how their family has changed since then.