*Giving dutiful African American dads their recognition, a recently released federal survey of American parents defies the enduring stereotypes about black fatherhood. It shows that African American fathers who live with their children are just as involved as other fathers in the same position, maybe even more so. Continue reading
Most mothers think they have given their child a name that they can be proud of. Some names have nostalgic or honorable meaning because they are taking on the name of a relative or parent. But, then you have names that, well…..
Anyway, no matter what a child’s name is it has no bearing whatsoever on who the child is…or their parents. Kate Hopkins is a British reality TV star that does not approve of her children interacting with or having a relationship of any kind with a child with what she calls a “low class” name like Tyler, Charmaine, Chantelle and Chardonnay. She believes that their names say something about their parents status and their intellect, yet her own children are named: Poppy, Maximillian, and India! Continue reading
A trip to the zoo is always fascinating to children. They see all types of animals and even sometimes get to interact with them by feeding them or simply getting close.
But some children find fun in taunting the animals. They might eat a sandwich in front of them and rub their tummy or give them the googly eyes and try to mimick the animal, none of which are appreciated by the animal. Every now and then, the animals get to strike back and some children at the Dallas Zoo were on the receiving end…of a gorilla! Continue reading
If you know you’re not that good with people when you ride on the city bus or subway, then you might want to stay off of planes. The space is smaller and you’re going to have to follow directions of the crew and sit in close quarters with other passengers.
Lindsay Capri Bien-aime had to be physically removed from a U.S. Airways flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunday, after crew members complained to authorities that she would not listen to them and was on her “phone the whole time,” according to the raw video another passenger took of the incident and posted by local NBC affiliate WCNC.
The 45-minute delay on Sunday’s flight out of Ft. Lauderdale took a toll on everyone surrounding the incident because the woman was not complying with police and began to curse and fight with them. Continue reading
We are sitting on the precipice of the George Zimmerman trial set to begin on Monday, June 10, but we hope that people remember Marissa Alexander when the trial begins.
Marissa Alexander is the Florida mother and abused wife that fired a warning shot in her home to keep her husband, Rico Gray, from killing her –as he promised– and was sentenced to a mandatory 20 years in prison. The Stand Your Ground law that she thought would protect her did not…and she didn’t kill anyone. Her children were present and she was trying to protect herself.
She didn’t pursue him. She did not kill him. She was simply protecting herself and she is still waiting to see the community outraged by the extreme punishment. George Zimmerman, on the other hand, stalked Trayvon Martin and willingly disregarded the authorities instructions for him to leave the 18-year-old alone and let them handle what Zimmerman, in his twisted thoughts, conveyed as a threat. Continue reading
America appears to be behind the times when it comes to same sex marriages. In other countries, they’ve embraced the institution long ago.
In South Africa, same sex marriage has been legal for seven years. They are the first country in Africa to legalize it. It’s surprising when the lifestyle is not supported in many countries in Africa and the lifestyle has resulted in heinous crimes against homosexuals. But, that does not matter to Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, who threw caution to the wind, put on their tribal best, and tied the knot on April 6, in South African town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading
Are you headed to Australia, Africa, or Turkey or some other far off place over the summer? More importantly, are you carrying small children with you and you’re already fearful of how the trip will go? Well, there may be help for you…if you don’t mind druggin’ your kid.
The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting a controversial story of a mom who opened up about her use of Phenergan Elixir. The drug is an ”over-the-counter medicine that contains promethazine, a sedating antihistamine.” A physician usually suggests the drug for motion sickness and “discomfort from certain allergies.” Which could occur with children on a flight, right?
The problem with the drug, as admitted by Shona Sibary, is that you can give your child an overdose which will leave them limp and unresponsive when you need them to get up. Continue reading
When we reported on the sexual hygiene products Thursday, we didn’t think we would be able to top unacceptable or socially awkward consumer products so soon…but we have!
We have run across “15 Unintentionally Perverted Toys for Children” as it pertains to the site Cracked.com. They make mention of the self-fulfilling Tarzan, if you know what we mean. Also, the Dora water game that is shaped in the form of male genitalia, and certainly last but not least, the sodomizing Rafiki figurine? Yikes! Continue reading