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Carol Sutton Lewis
Welcome to Ground Control Parenting, a resource for parents of Black and Brown children, with a particular focus on our boys. Here you will find parenting tips to help develop smart, thoughtful, confident boys and girls. We are especially focused on issues of identity and education.
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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: POETRY AND MORE
GCP offers poetry and words of inspiration in our Thoughtful Thursday posts. We focus on a theme for each Thursday and include works from poets of color across the generations. Share with your children and enjoy.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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