The Fake ADHD Epidemic

Credit: Fillmore Photography I’ve never really bought into the idea that ADHD was as prevalent as the media made it seem because it just didn’t seem plausible that American children would be more afflicted with this order than kids from other parts of the world. For instance, only .5% of French children are diagnosed and […]

Four reasons black parents should home-school

Home-schooling used to be the domain of the very religious or counter-cultural types (read: white) but times are certainly changing. Not only is home-schooling now becoming mainstream as more parents realize that traditional schooling may not be a good fit for their children but home-schooling families are becoming more diverse. Despite the increase in the […]

Why are so many kids being diagnosed with ADHD?

What do the following people have in common? Albert Einstein Galileo Mozart Leonardo da Vinci Cher Bruce Jenner Charles Schwab Henry Winkler Danny Glover Walt Disney John Lennon Greg Louganis Winston Churchill Henry Ford Stephen Hawkings Jules Verne Alexander Graham Bell Woodrow Wilson Hans Christian Anderson Nelson Rockefeller Thomas Edison Gen. George Patton Agatha Christie […]

Congratulations to Chirlane McCray, The First Lady Of New York

We have a black mother in Gracie Mansion! I was happy to see on Huffington Post that Bill de Blasio won the mayoral election in New York as was expected because of his gigantic lead in the polls. Most importantly, however, there will be a black First Lady in Gracie Mansion. I am not a […]

What’s wrong with a “fat letter”?

I saw a post on MommyNoire about the fat letters that have been in the news and I couldn’t disagree more with their position: Maybe the fat letters help some families but the bottom line is, shouldn’t parents and their pediatricians be responsible for their kids’ weight? It’s good that schools want to be active […]