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Thoughtful Thursday: Summer 2020

A bit of a hodgepodge for Summer 2020 poems in today's Thoughtful Thursday:  two poems celebrating familiar visions of summer (Fireflies!  Kool-Aid!) and one prayer/poem that reminds us that our focus this summer must include more sobering and critical visions. Jacqueline Woodson, who brings us "Firefly", is an award-winning of over 30 books for children and young adults, who served [...]

WEDNESDAY 8/5 on GCP with CSL: Marc Morial and Michelle Miller

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis: Our first power couple, Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, and Michelle Miller, CBS News National Correspondent.  Michelle and Marc share stories of growing up with political fathers, raising independent children while managing busy public careers, and much more.   This episode has lots of great stories and [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: John Robert Lewis 1940 – 2020

Our nation continues to mourn the passing of Congressman John Lewis,  whose funeral was today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.  Presidents Bush and Clinton spoke, and President Obama delivered the eulogy. (You can find the transcript of Obama's eulogy here). Here are a few inspirational quotes from Congressman Lewis, taken from speeches which in which he talks about [...]

TOMORROW on GCP with CSL: Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis: Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell,  President of Spelman College.  Dr. Campbell recalls wonderful parenting moments from her childhood and talks about how she raised her three sons to pursue their unique paths.  This conversation is chock-full of great parenting advice! You can listen to it starting TOMORROW, July 29th on Apple [...]

Coming WEDNESDAY on GCP with CSL Podcast: Depelsha McGruder

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis: Depelsha McGruder,  Founder of Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United. Inc. and MOBB United for Social Change.  On top of her exciting day job, Depelsha leads these sister organizations with over 175,000 members that are dedicated to positively influencing how Black boys and men are perceived and treated by [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: On Being Called “Articulate” and The Nod

In today's Thoughtful Thursday we feature two poems that highlight touchy subjects in the Black community: being called "articulate" and the head nod. I learned the definition of "articulate" from my uncle Percy Sutton, who included in its definition the fact that you should not regard it as a compliment when white people directed it at you.  Uncle Percy, [...]

TODAY on GCP with CSL Podcast: Suzanne Kay

                      Suzanne Kay   The new episode of the Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast is LIVE!!  Writer and award-winning filmmaker Suzanne Kay is this week’s guest. Suzanne, daughter of beloved actress Diahann Carroll,  shares her journey to racial awareness and reveals how it helped her parent and educate [...]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Current Voices

Today's Thoughtful Thursday showcases more current voices in poetry, courtesy of poets.org's  focus on featuring Black poets in its poem-a-day offering throughout the summer.  If there were ever a time to subscribe to poem-a-day, it would be now, so that you can have Black poetry pop into your inbox on a daily basis for the next few months.  What [...]

TOMORROW on GCP with CSL Podcast: Anne Williams-Isom

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis: Anne Williams-Isom,  Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies at Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and former CEO of  The Harlem Children's Zone.  Anne is a passionate child and family advocate who shares her extensive professional expertise and her remarkably good common sense in this great parenting conversation. [...]

What To America Is The Fourth of July?

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a keynote address at an Independence Day celebration and asked, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?".  He acknowledged the Founding Father's ideals of freedom, but lamented that these ideals were painfully hypocritical in light of the existence of slavery in the U.S. Five young descendants of Douglass recently gathered [...]