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Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Here at GCP we celebrate Black History every month. But since today is the first day of the "official" Black History Month (which was established in 1967 by President Gerald Ford), we are offering a few great ways for your family to place a special focus on Black History this month. 1. Talk about your Family History. If your [...]

Getting Smart About Art with Franklin Sirmans

Why show art to an infant?  Why should we encourage our children to “get lost” in paintings? What’s the art and social justice connection? Who are some of the African-American artists whose work we and our children should get to know?  This week on the Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast, Franklin Sirmans, director of Pérez Art [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

Even if you missed yesterday's inauguration, odds are you've already heard about Amanda Gorman, the 22 year old poet who was a star at the inaugural ceremony.  The amazing Ms. Gorman read her poem "The Hill We Climb" as the world watched in awe.  Her words, her imagery, her poise, her eloquence, and the joy in her delivery captivated [...]

Holidays in the Time of Covid: Dr. Victor Carrion

Excited for the holidays?  Not Really?  This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features child and adolescent psychiatrist and our resident stress expert, Stanford University’s Dr. Victor Carrion!  Listen to our conversation to hear advice on how to get our families and ourselves through this pandemic holiday season. Hear him explain why we need to take [...]

Passionate Parenting with Erica Reid

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features a great conversation with Erica Reid, the best-selling author, healthy living expert, and Founder and CEO of health and wellness living platform nécessité.  You’ll love hearing Erica relate how her passion for parenting, combined with her determination to improve her children’s health, led her to becoming a best [...]

Black Mom Wisdom from LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Pauletta Washington!!!

As we continue with Season 2 of the  Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast, this week brings us some amazing Black Mom Wisdom from acclaimed actors and good friends LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Pauletta Washington. You can hear it on  Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and many other podcast spots, as well as here on the Ground Control [...]

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Let’s Talk History

  Today is Indigenous People's Day, the holiday also known as Columbus Day. While many of us were taught in elementary school that "Columbus discovered America" in 1492, we now know that Christopher Columbus never set foot on what we know as the United States. Moreover, when he and his Spanish army got to the Caribbean islands in 1492 [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrating Kevin Young

It's Thoughtful Thursday! Today we are celebrating one of our favorite poets, Kevin Young. In case you hadn't heard, Kevin Young has just been named as the new director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He will be leaving his position as the head of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division [...]

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: 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 [...]