Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, here are some of his many wise words. Let us all share some of Dr. King’s wisdom with our sons and daughters as we celebrate his life. Enjoy! “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that […]

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Ways to Stay in 2017

Happy New Year GCP! Every year we all talk about making resolutions and ways we are going to change in 2017. Here at GCP we want to suggest a few things that parents should not change, but should keep doing in 2017: 1) Stay focused on being a thoughtful and conscious parent: Listening to your […]

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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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