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A Celebration of Motherhood, Pt. I: A Look At Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

In this discussion, we examine the experience of raising black children in the U.S. through the lens of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., our nation’s oldest organization for mothers devoted to the growth, development, and education of Black children. Our guest, Danielle Brown provided a particularly illuminating perspective of the organization’s history and a glimpse into what members are are most concerned about today. (Original Air Date: Friday, January 10, 2020.)

Guest: Danielle Brown, National President, Jack & Jill of America, Inc./http://www.jackandjillinc.org

Survey: Growing Up While Black

Our children are enduring racial slurs, offensive gestures, violent attacks, race-related bullying, and over-policing.  We have been horrified over the last decade by escalating instances of violence against Black men and boys, often at the hands of law enforcement.  Over the last 3 years, we are seeing rampant hostility towards Black boys AND girls in businesses, neighborhoods, and school systems.  Some cynics may say “What’s new?”  Well, a lot is new and I want hear from parents.

If you are raising a Black daughter or son, I would love to hear your thoughts on what it’s like “Growing Up While Black” today. I am working on a multimedia project that is centered on this topic. Please click here to complete a short, confidential questionnaire: https://forms.gle/9jEtvSj8KXtCguA6A.