Schooling Carmen Available Free on Amazon.com (for 24 Hours Only)

My novel Schooling Carmen is available in Kindle format free at Amazon.com for the next 24 hours. *(Usually $4.99, but for 24 hours, that is until MIDNIGHT (pst) May 7th you can get it free.) “Cross quickly pulls her readers in…It’s not her style to do anything ordinary, or expected.” — Detroit Free Press “…my […]

Brown and Beautiful: 10 Children’s Books That Nurture Healthy Self-Esteem in Black Toddlers

More than 70 years have passed since Dr. Kenneth B Clark and his wife Mamie designed and conducted the “doll test” to study the psychological effects of racism on young children. They showed four dolls, identical except for color, to black children ages 3 to 7 and asked them questions to determine racial perception and […]

Mexicans Recreate ‘Black Doll-White Doll’ Experiment to Measure Skin Color Preference South of the Border

In an attempt to measure the degree to which Mexican children are affected by the legacy of European colonialism and the present day images they are bombarded with via the media, researchers in Mexico conducted an experiment modeled after the famous 1940’s Clark study that was designed to measure skin color preference in black American children. Mexico’s […]

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