Children & Family

  • Micah’s Marketplace | A Chocolate Cupcake Tutorial

    Last spring, Micah Myers was in the kitchen learning how make a batch of delish vegan chocolate cupcakes from scratch! We just got our first little bit of snow of the season here in Rochester, and this recipe sounds like the perfect one to warm up to right now, especially with the weather finally changing…

  • Fifth Street Block Club’s Words of Hope Event Draws City Officials and Community Members

    Fifth Street Block Club hosted its Building Bridges “Words of Hope” event at Peck Street Park in the city’s Marketview Heights neighborhood on Sunday, drawing a crowd of community supporters, including Rochester’s future mayor, Malik Evans. “It’s important because it builds community cohesion, it brings people together, and it builds bridges to people all across…

  • Work-From-Home Opportunities for Unemployed Women and Stay-Home Moms

    BY SARAH BULL Recessions usually impact women more than men, but the coronavirus recession has been especially devastating for women. If you’re out of work or a stay-at-home mom who needs to earn money on the side, consider working online to bring in a steady income. Or, if working online isn’t appealing, turn to jobs…

  • Preserving the Black Family | Migration from South to North

    By Shannon Roxborough The Black family in America has a long, complicated and tragic history dating back to slavery. Uprooted from stable family life in Africa, slaves who arrived in what would become the United States were frequently separated from their families and other loved ones. Although most slaves were sold in “family lots” consisting…

  • On International Women’s Day, Black Women Voices (BWV) Celebrates Lyric “Yhung” Chanel

      On this International Women’s Day, not only are we celebrating the lives, experiences and achievements of women and girls around the world — and calling for more progress on gender equality — we would like to honor a special young lady on this occasion. We join the thousands of people around the globe, including…

  • RHOP Star Monique Samuel Talks Balancing Motherhood, Family and Making Power Moves

    As proven by the rise of Kamala Harris, women are capable of virtually anything. And The Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels is a power mom on a mission to help women reach their full potential and be their best by living healthy, happy and natural lives. She may be best known for her…

  • Black Maternal Mortality | The Silent Crisis of Pregnancy & Childbirth

    Good Morning America’s story of Sha-asia, a 26-year-old black woman dying in childbirth, shed more light on something we still rarely hear about, but experts say is a common occurrence: black maternal mortality and pregnancy complications. The United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among industrialized nations. In fact, we are the…

  • Pastors that Prey | Abuse of Ministerial Power in the Black Church

    BY MICHAEL TRAYLOR, MD, MPA Shouldn’t shepherds tend the flock?  You drink the milk, you wear the wool, and you slaughter the fat animals, but you don’t tend the flock.  You don’t strengthen the weak, heal the sick, bind up the injured, bring back the strays, or seek out the lost; but instead you use…

  • Coping During the Coronavirus Outbreak | How Children Are Passing the Time at Home

    The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spreading fast across the United States — and parents are worried. But thankfully, the virus poses little threat to children, who are at lower risk than adults, though it’s a good idea that you get their flu shots. The biggest impact on kids is that schools are closed, meaning the…

  • King Micah’s World | A New YouTube Channel for Kids

    Micah Myers, a Rochester four-year-old, has launched his very own YouTube channel, King Micah’s World, with his parents, Mahalia Rivera and Nile Myers. The new channel will release a video every week, following the life of the fast-growing young man. Please visit and take the journey with Micah! Here’s his first video, which features Micah…

  • Dealing With The Side Chick Who Won’t Leave Your Man Alone | An Online Class on 2/29

        From Eve (Yes, Adam’s partner) to Becky With the Good Hair, we have a long history of pointing fingers.   But in the case of cheating, it’s time to stop blaming “man-stealers” or “home-wreckers.”   Don’t give your man a free pass and let him off the hook. Make him accountable.   Remember that it takes two to tango (maybe…

  • Breaking Down Barriers and Building Bridges

    Fifth Street block club (FSBC) is hosting its annual Breaking Down Barriers, Building Bridges Event: September 3, 2019 at 6pm – 8pm.  (FSBC) has collaborated with Councilman Michael Patterson, The Sanctuary Church, Scotts II food stand, DJ Sight of WDKX and Rochester Public Market to present a family friendly event for the Northeast community in…