Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Tell Your Sons About Caylin Moore

Here’s an inspiring story to tell your sons about as we close out 2016. Caylin Moore, a young Black college senior who is a varsity football player and an honor student at Texas Christian University, was among the 32 men and women awarded a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship. This achievement, impressive for anyone, is downright amazing […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Perserverance, in Sports and Politics

Excitement is in the air!! The Cubs win the World Series! America will soon elect a new president! All the goings on this week has led today’s Thoughtful Thursday to be a bit of a hodge-podge, but with a bit of brain-wracking we have come up with a unifying theme for the quotes and poems […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Your Vote is Your Voice

As we wind down this contentious political season, we at GCP want to make sure that everyone remembers to VOTE on November 8th. We also must be sure to talk to our sons and daughters about how important it is to exercise this right that our ancestors fought so hard to give us. It has […]

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Watch Now: A Conversation with the President: Sports, Race and Achievement

On Tuesday October 11, at 10pm EST, ESPN will present “A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race and Achievement”. In conversation with students from North Carolina A&T State University, President Barack Obama will discuss a variety of issues including the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative (which addresses opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color), […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Getting Through Finals

It’s that time of year when students everywhere face tests and papers before the holiday break. Today’s Thoughtful Thursday brings quotes to inspire your sons as they hunker down and get this job done. The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare. -Bobby Knight Success is the sum […]

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Honoring Julian Bond

Civil rights and social justice activist Julian Bond, who died recently at the age of 75, had a lengthy career championing civil rights which included stints as President of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNICC), Chairman of the Board of the N.A.A.C.P., 20 years in the Georgia State Legislature, and in later life, professorships […]

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Carol Sutton Lewis Named to My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

GCP Founder Carol Sutton Lewis has been appointed to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (“MBK Alliance”) Advisory Council. Launched by President Obama in May 2015, The MBK Alliance is engaging partners in the private and public sectors to create and advance efforts to eliminate the gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young […]

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Tell Your Sons About Zach Hodges, Harvard Scholar/Athlete

Here is a great story to talk with your sons about: Zach Hodges, an African-American senior at Harvard University, is one of the top small college draft picks for the upcoming NFL draft. While NFL pundits don’t believe he will go early in the draft, they think he has a good chance of getting picked […]

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Take Your Sons to See One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series at MOMA

If you live in or anywhere near New York City, or are planning a visit to NYC over the summer, make sure to take your sons and daughters to “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North” at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It is a wonderful exhibition […]

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Check out ” 10 Great Role Models for Boys”

Common Sense Media, the organization that helps parents navigate the treacherous waters of modern day media and technology, has posted the thoughtful piece “10 Great Role Models for Boys” on its website which you can find here. Included in their list of media role models is Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist extrodinaire on “Cosmos: A Spacetime […]

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