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Death comes for everyone.  Death of a parent can create a  hole in your soul that cannot be filled in. Losing any family member is the most painful thing you can ever bare in this life. ESPN’s SportsCenter, Stuart Scott  was a man of faith, honor and grace. His daughters spent last year lending their voice to the fight […]

Being a parent forces you to notice things in your surroundings that may have never before crossed your mind. One of them is the dreaded…

Moved by the failure of a grand jury to indict Timothy Loehmann, the officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Maralee Bradley, the White adoptive mother of a Black son, posted an essay on her blog titled To the White Parents Of My Black Son’s Friends. Bradley wrote the controversial piece to share the steps she has taken to […]

The hilarious dad finds out why toddlers don't help the family financially and the real reason little Amalah doesn't sleep through the night.

New comedy sketch does a great job capturing what the holidays really look like in our homes.

I am tired, angry, and discouraged with the number of deaths by gun violence over the last 2-3 years. As a mother with two sons,…

An eighth grader from Yorktown, Virginia has penned a heartbreaking letter about the racism he's faced at his middle school.

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system occurred in Massachusetts. In […]

Tamera Mowry Housely is a woman of God. One look at her blog and you are very aware that she knows God. She affirms on her pages and all of her social media that ‘God does exist and he touches each of our lives.’ Each day she confesses that she prays for and over her […]

Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Minister and author Joan Wright Good about whether a sex fast is healthy for marriages. After news broke…

As a child, I enjoyed Halloween. Trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkins, bobbing for apples (of course totally disgusting now) were the traditions I use to look forward to. I even won a costume contest or two back in the day. But, the older I got, the more confused I became about the traditions, and […]

John Legend kicked off the year by singing the theme song to Selma and making David Oyelowo cry. He closes it by getting ready to be a father. The…