Anzor Tsarnaev: Devoted or Delusional?

Tsarnaev brothers, Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev

In the aftermath of the Boston Bombing, Anzor Tsarnaev defends his sons despite everything he has seen and heard.

Can Single Women Raise Boys to Become Men?

Jill Scott, Jett Hamilton Roberts, single mothers, single mothers of sons, single women raising sons, single mothers of boys, it takes a village, male role models, black masculinity, black manhood

No one raises a man alone; it takes a village. We need to make sure we include positive men in our villages, too.

Voltaire on Atrocity

response to violence in Boston, message to Boston students, uncle and nieces, family support

Greg White prays that the violence in Boston does not claim our futures.

The Invisible World of Rural Black America: Part 2

Pops and Uncle Bennie

Join Lola Rainey on a guided tour through American history with her father and uncle, sons of a Texas sharecropper.

Children Will Listen


Greg White spent a summer teaching a ten-year-old nephew to run, and changed both their lives.

How to Miss Someone During the Holidays


A larger-than-life uncle and “pit bull lawyer” taught Philip Menchaca gratitude for American citizenship.

The New Normal


Greg White reflects on the choices he’s made as a gay man, including the choice not to become a father.

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem


Not every suicide looks like a suicide.

Outgrowing Uncle Chuck


Eirik Rogers talks about having, and losing, an uncle who could never progress past childhood.