What is Black is a parenting podcast addressing topics important to raising healthy and thriving Black children and adolescents. The biweekly podcast is hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Douge a pediatrician, writer, speaker, public health practitioner and Black mother.
Victoria Bond: Zora and Me: The Summoner
In this episode, I'm joined by Victoria Bond an award winning author and professor. She joins us to discuss her new book Zora and Me:The Summoner, the third book in the Zora and Me trilogy series. During our conversation you'll learn more about the inspiration of creating a historical fiction series centered on Zora Neale Hurston's life, insights for young writers interested in writing historical fiction and how Victoria was able to bridge the historical themes in the book to present day. It's a great conversation.
Lynnette Mawhinney, PhD: Lulu the One and Only
In this episode, I talk with Lynnette Mawhinney, PhD, award winning author and professor about her new children's book, Lulu the One and Only. We discuss how the main character, Lulu handles the question of "what are you?", the inspiration for writing the book, how the book explores the experience of mixed-race children, how the book addresses universal issues of self-love and identity and provides tools to help parent discuss topics of race and racial identity. Lynnette also shares information about a free curriculum and activity guide that parents and educators can use in connection with Lulu the One and Only.
Kelly Starling Lyons
On this episode, we're joined by Kelly Starling Lyons, an award winning author and co-founder of the Brown Bookshelf, for a great conversation about her new books, Ty's Travels and Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations, her work to raise awareness of Black book creators and celebrating Black children through stories.
Dr. Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, MD, MPH: Helping Children and Families Deal with the pandemics of COVID-19 & Structural Racism
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, a pediatric emergency medicine physician, about her work to help children and families deal with the pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism, her tips for helping her family and her upcoming memoir about how her patients have transformed her.
Disrupting The Texts That Are Taught in Schools with Dr. Kimberly N. Parker
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Kimberly N. Parker, educator, adolescent literacy expert and co-founder of #DisruptTexts and #31DaysIBPOC., about how she's working to disrupt the books that are taught to Black and LatinX children, her work with #Disrupttexts and tips to help parents advocate for a more inclusive curriculum in schools.
Mahogany L. Browne
On this episode, we're joined by Mahogany L. Brown a poet, writer, organizer and educator for an inspiring conversation about her books, Woke Baby, Black Girl Magic & Woke A Young Poet's Call To Justice, an excerpt from her upcoming YA book, Chlorine Sky, power of poetry, social justice, and ways to cultivate the voices of young people.
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Great Insight and Commentary
This podcast gives great insight into what it means to be Black and what it takes to raise Black children in America. It also highlights others who are exploring this topic and gives concrete thoughts on how to raise confident children.
This podcast is simply amazing! As a fellow podcaster, I’ll def be adding this to my list of faves! Thank you so much for this platform. Keep creating the great content and evoking change, one black family at a time 💛
A Much Needed Podcast for ALL Parents
Dr. Jacqueline Douge has created a podcast that is a must-listen to for parents of Black children but is really a dialogue ALL parents should listen to. As a mom, I appreciate the variety of topics from water safety to mental health to raising biracial and multiracial children. Her guests are experts in their fields and I was glad to reacquainted with groups like the Mocha Moms, influential voices I can now follow on social media, and resources to help in my parenting. Talking to Kids and Race and When They See Us were powerful episodes that resonated with me especially after seeing the film series. Thank you for these incredible and much-needed conversations!