Zerline Hughes

Teaching Moment: Police Brutality and Raising a Black Son

What is happening right before our children’s eyes is the very R-rated stuff they’re not allowed to see at the movie theaters. This is the predicament that too many of us black parents are encountering right now with our young kids and teenagers. We find ourselves having to be gravely honest with them.

Zerline Hughes

OP-ED: Biking While Young and Black

Our little family rarely gets a chance for down time at home so when my son woke up on a summerlike Sunday morning with nothing on his agenda, he told me he wanted to go to the library. You’re thinking, “Wow,” right; the boy wants to spend his weekend at the library. His new fetish is manga comics. Hey — no harm there; he just finished “The Odyssey”; he’s up to date for the most part on the classics. So he wants to go to the library, but he doesn’t ask me to take him; he wants to ride his bike a whopping 1.5 miles away.