by Janelle Harris onApril 19, 2013
Essence's Janelle Harris makes the case that corporal punishment that leaves welts and open sores is going to exacerbate the problems that exist and create some new ones, too.
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The Root's contributing editor Demetria L. Lucas, in a piece at Essence, contemplates the effectiveness of embarrassing teens to punish their missteps.
by Abdul Ali onJanuary 8, 2012
The Root DC blogger Abdul Ali writes that being a parent trumps whatever loyalties he has to hip-hop. Those loyalties were recently challenged when he heard his 7-year-old daughter reciting objectionable rhymes.
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The education achievement gap between black and white boys can be blamed on many things, but the trouble starts at home.
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