Do you know the leading causes of death for young African American men in the U.S.? Accidents Suicide Homicide Heart Disease Cancer Police force- asphyxiation, beating, a chemical agent, a medical emergency, a Taser, or a gunshot* 1 in 1000 Black…

Top 10 Kid Health Concerns of 2019

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 was as amazing for you as it was for me and the new year is off to a great start for your family. It’s common knowledge that most children are healthy and resilient, but…

Racism hurts kids

Although we’ve come a long way, racism is still pervasive in today’s society. And as much as we try to protect our kids from it, they are hurt-physically, mentally and emotionally. Therefore, I applaud organizations and individuals who continue to…

Conquering the childhood obesity epidemic requires a multifaceted approach including family, community and national efforts. One noteworthy advocate, Mr. Vincent Ferguson, created the Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo in Brooklyn, New York to highlight the importance of youth fitness and…

Ep. 59: Managing anger in kids

From toddler tantrums to outright teen physical aggression, dealing with anger in kids is a common parenting challenge. Anger is one of six basic emotions that can be developmentally normal in a child or a cause for concern. So how…