8 tips for less stressful Labor Day travel with baby

My son Donovan, a bite-sized jetsetter, not only celebrated turning 4 months old with a trip with dad, but he also took a two-week trip to Chicago with me. While things at the airport went smoothly for the men folk, for me just about everything that could have gone wrong did.

Check out seven tips to avoid my mistakes this summer.

South African recording artist teaches us what music can do this Africa Month

Zu., a South African recording artist, poses for a beach photo. (Photo Credit: Zu.) It is the last day of May, and for many families in the United States that simply means a return to work after the Memorial Day holiday. But globally, the day has a much greater significance as the last day of …

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A letter to my son: What Black boys need to know

My biggest fear as a parent is that something will happen to my son that he can’t recover from. I think about who he would become if he were convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, if my husband or I died unexpectedly or if he were ever harmed as a result of racial profiling. My worries are just as endless as my desire to protect him, whether I’m alive or dead. I wrote this for my son.