March 9, 2012 Leave a comment
By Kel Spencer
Have you ever asked someone for advice? Of course you have. What about for directions? Well, whether you have or not, today’s term is Emotional G.P.S. Pretty much what that means is whe… Ya know what? Let’s get back to that, I’ll show you what I mean…
Scenario #1- A man walks down an alley as a shortcut to the super market. Halfway down the alley, he steps in a puddle and messes up his new suede loafers. Weeks later, his neighbor asks him for directions to the super market. He gives her the directions but steers her clear of that alley even though it’s the quickest way… Read more of this post
The above statement was written by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Born of slaves in Virginia he was self-taught and eventually obtained his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard, becoming the second African-American to receive this degree. Although he is the person who established Africa American history as a monthly celebration, he is best known for his ground breaking tractate: The Mis-Education of the Negro.
The book spoke of the American educational system, with special reference to its paralyzing impact on African Americans. Mis-education from his perspective was a tragedy, that relegated blacks to a brain-washed acceptance of the inferior role assigned to him whites. The book proffers a harsh critique on both criticizes the system, that eventually ends up with people and mis-educating others and even learning and spreading hate in terms of race by the miseducated. Read more of this post
I’ve been writing a lot about sex here on MyBrownBaby, but not because I have a dirty mind. I mean, I don’t see nothin’ wrong with a little bump and grind. But the sex posts here are tailored toward a much loftier goal: arming MyBrownBaby moms with information, talking points and the cojones every parent needs to help their kids understand and be smart about the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with doing the do. In the past few months, we’ve joined with Planned Parenthood to launch the Let’s Talk About Sex campaign, meant to help parents figure out how to talk to their kids about sex. We’ve chronicled how clueless teenagers are when it comes to birth control, and how dumb we adults are, too, when it comes to using condoms the right way. We’ve lifted our voices about teen dating violence and did our part to hammer rapper Too Short and XXL magazine for teaming together to encourage boys to sexually assault little girls. And we’ve been on the frontlines, too, as women across the land raise our voices in support of sound reproductive health policy, particularly in the face of radical conservative legislation that would upend women’s rights to affordable birth control, abortions and quality reproductive health sans government intervention. This post fits right into MyBrownBaby’s mission: Today, we join hundreds of blogs across the internet as we Rock the Red Pump to raise awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Read more of this post