Raising a Young Black American

Note: This post originally appeared on our blog several years ago to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. We decided to repost it this week because of the increasing number of racial and religious crimes we have been experiencing.

In January, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and remember his dream.  As I drove to work on Martin Luther King Day, after dropping off my very sweet, happy boy, I realized how very blessed we are, how blessed he is, this young black American I’m raising.  And I realized how very far we have to go in this country towards racial equality and peace.

Yes we have inaugurated our first black President for the second time.  Barack Obama has been sworn into office as our 44th President of the United States of America.  I’m so proud of him, proud to be an American and to be able to bear witness … Continue reading

“I felt at home in SMC and being around others who had the same dream was a great help. SMC support gave me confidence and encouragement throughout the process and the benefit of meeting other women who were on the same journey.”

– Anonymous