A Naked Baby Doll at the Check out Stand

A Naked Baby Doll at the Check out Stand

Dolls for Boys When my son was a toddler, he adopted one of his older sister’s dolls, declared it a boy doll instead of a girl doll and renamed it. Despite the wide selection of clothes available, he preferred that his doll was naked. I was cool with all of...

Wonderful Photos of Black Fatherhood

The Chicago Reader has a lovely photo essay of black fathers with their kids. We need more images like this! Author W. D. Floyd writes: At a Father’s Day speech in 2008, Obama claimed that there are too many Black fathers missing from too many homes and that it...
Edmonia Lewis, Black American Sculptor

Edmonia Lewis, Black American Sculptor

Mary Edmonia Lewis was a sculptor in America at a time when it was difficult for any woman to be a sculptor, and significantly more difficult for a black woman to do so. Author Kirsten Pai Buick, author of the book Child of the Fire, about Edmonia Lewis, says that...
Women Inventor’s Placemat!

Women Inventor’s Placemat!

Have we mentioned the placemat is here? It’s here! One day at breakfast, over a year ago, my daughter looked up from her Inventors of the World placemat asked sadly, “Why is there only one woman on this?” I said “There are more than that! I have a whole book of...