Here are a few interesting pieces about growing up black in America:

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

Tunette Powell's 3-year-old son, Joah, has been suspended from school five times. (credit: Tunette Powell)

Joah Powell, three years old, suspended from pre-school five times. Rap sheet exceeds his four-year-old brother JJ, suspended three times. School’s initial classification of Joah after he hit a teacher on the arm: “danger to the staff.”

How to raise a black son in America

I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong.