Entries by Brantley Watson

Traversing Your Kid’s Teenage Phase

Even though I’m not a parent, I’m an uncle. And as an involved uncle, who has helped raise two nephews and a niece, I get a firsthand glimpse at the struggles of parenting a teenager. My oldest nephew is 15 – going on 16 – and he’s in full-on “teen-mode.” He never puts down his […]

POLL: Will Starbucks’ day of closures bring change?

On Thursday, April 12, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson entered a Philadelphia Starbucks location to wait for a friend. Minutes later, they were in handcuffs. The recent kerfuffle has made headlines across the nation and sparked outrage in the black community. Other customers videotaped the encounter on their cell phones. The two men entered the […]

The Mother Of South Africa

“I will not allow the selfless efforts of my husband and his friends to be abandoned. I will continue the struggle for a free and equal South Africa.” – 1962 “To those who oppose us, we say, ‘Strike the woman, and you strike the rock’.” – 1966 “It is only when all black groups, join […]