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Wednesday, 8/26 on GCP with CSL: Susan Fales-Hill

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features the fabulous Susan Fales-Hill.  An award winning television showrunner, author and arts advocate, Susan offers her thoughtful and fascinating take on culture, race, the importance of sharing family histories with our children, and much more. She's always had her finger on the pulse of our culture, as evidenced by [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: A Birthday Poem

Today is my youngest son's 21st birthday!  I am dedicating today's Thoughtful Thursday to him,  and gifting him (and you all) with a poem to mark this very special occasion: "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley.  I came to know this poem first through my older brother Paul, who at one point attended The (now closed) Henley School in Jamaica, [...]

Wednesday 8/19 on GCP with CSL: Dr. Victor Carrion on Coping with Back-to-School 2020

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features Dr. Victor Carrion.  Dr. Victor Carrion, the John A. Turner. M.D. Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University and Director of its Early Life Stress and Resilience Program, offers advice and resources to help parents manage their concerns and expectations as children return to school [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Our Nation’s Future

Today's Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate.  As most everyone certainly knows by know, she is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be named as a vice presidential candidate by a national party. As exciting as Biden's VP choice is, it's true historical [...]

Wednesday 8/12: Deval Patrick on GCP with CSL!

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features Hon. Deval Patrick.  The former Massachusetts Governor and 2020 Presidential candidate shares how his journey from Chicago’s South Side to the corridors of power shaped his parenting skills. We'll hear about his parenting role models, his tips on raising resilient and socially conscious children, and much more.   You can listen [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]