Celebrate Juneteenth at in-person and virtual events around Seattle
Books to help kids learn about and understand this important day
What can one family’s journey teach us about U.S. history?
Learn about and celebrate Black history in 2022
Black History is American History every month of the year
Children's books that shine a light on Black lives
Learning about genocide, human trafficking and enslavement is essential to making progress as a nation
A Latino father reflects on having tough conversations with his son's teachers
A guide for the ‘mismatched’ modern family
Teach your kids about diversity, inclusion and different cultures with these awesome toys
Awesome new books for kids of every age
“Color blindness ignores the fact that an individual is impacted by the experience of a larger community.”
Times have changed, but the characters in these movies haven't — be ready before you push play
Publisher’s note for ParentMap’s January 2021 issue
Tips from early education experts for raising race-conscious kids
Local BIPOC-owned businesses to support this (and every) season
This dynamic duo cofounded a mentorship org to promote diversity in the arts for teens of color
Meet Val Thomas-Matson
This important local nonprofit builds connection and community for families of color
This teen author explores the experiences of students of color in Seattle schools
Racial and minority bias must be part of the conversation
Why you should take the kids to learn about black leaders
What to do when small talk gets ... uncomfortable
Refuge Outdoor Festival and other outdoor recreation opportunities for people of color
Experts offer 8 approaches to broaching the topic
Don’t wait: “When you’re the most uncomfortable, that’s when you can start navigating your way through.”
Seattle Public Theater's thought-provoking play delves into international adoption
This spoken-word artist will blow your mind
Confronting hateful speech in families
And why she says you should try it, too
Conversation building blocks to talk with kids about race
Exploring family ancestry with kids
These kids can’t wait to grow up before changing the world
Book your tickets now for free Black History Month screenings
Go beyond tolerance
Washington ranks 3rd... and that isn't a good thing
The early life of athlete and activist Muhammad Ali
Despite questions from extended family, a mom celebrates her homeschool experience
'I want my kids to see me speaking up — for myself, for them, for others.'
Looking for more and better options for her child, this mother moves abroad
A North Seattle mother reflects on representation and identity
"Establishing relationships with people of color is important, but so is how you do it."
These conversations are essential to raising kind, empathetic kids
A visit to Green Lake unsettles this local mother
Local organization has launched new groups this summer with more on the way
"Children easily see, name and embrace differences, so use the momentum of their observances to talk about such topics."
"I wasn't raised to be ashamed of my heritage or my skin."
A Q&A with the head football coach of Garfield High School
The Disney adaptation isn't perfect but might be perfect for your kid
A Q&A with Seattle parent and author Ijeoma Oluo
The newest Marvel movie is a step in the right direction
How do you cultivate compassion in children in a culture that centers vitriol and division?
What began as a punishment brought this Black family closer together
From Feb. 5–9, Seattle teachers invite families to participate in a national movement
The themes of August Wilson's civil rights-era play ring true today
How race, gender and economic inequality contribute to child sex trafficking
We can and must do better
Three years after an equity specialist was hired, progress is slow
5 black parents weigh in on the holiday and their kids
Reflections from a mom of an Asian American child who has Down syndrome
Understanding cultural appropriation with art and kids
One woman’s mission to rethink what mindfulness means
Breastfeeding journeys often look different for Black parents
We can't afford to sweep hate under the rug
"Black students are automatically seen as guilty"
A revolutionary list of social justice stories
"I know that to best process my feelings I need to create positive action"
And why shielding them can do more harm than good
"Will he call me 'mother' in Hindi or in English?"
Preparing my son for a life of random selections
Author Piyali Bhattacharya visits Elliott Bay Book Company
That’s not news, but just how bad is it?
Encourage empathy and understanding with these awesome kid's books
"Freedom's progress depends on disobedient children"
After a deeply divided election, one mom muses on moving forward
Thoughts from a mom after the 2016 election
Mothers of black boys share their fear and anxiety
Bill Gates talks with Washington State Teacher of the Year for 2016 Nate Bowling
Overcoming the pain of oppression and a lack of support to improve health and bonding for Black babies and mothers
A Seattle mom discusses how to get involved locally
Angry, confused and upset, one Seattle mom seeks advice
Building community with Families of Color