In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF thanks God for kids growing up and finding their way. He notes that they’ve changed so much since childhood, that they often don’t remember their smaller, stinkier, dirtier selves. They don’t want to remember it, in fact. He prays for all of the parents and teachers and other […]
In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]
Charmaine Broom is a singer and songwriter who has been singing with Kirk Franklin for years. She is also a wife, a “bonus-mom” and founder and CEO of Blended Families Rock, which aims to bring unity between biological and non-biological families. Charmaine explains how the Blended Families Rock movement specifically aims to make things more […]
If you woke up feeling like America has failed our children by making Donald Trump president-elect, then this post is for you.
In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks- are you a good communicator? Are you a listener, or a talker, or both? “Get Up!” listeners call in with their answers, often detailing where they are in their journey toward becoming their best communicator. One woman explains why listening is particularly important as a parent, because […]
In this edition of Love Talking, Erica Campbell opens up on her experience of going home for the first time after a long stretch of traveling. She says in these times, she still has to reprimand her kids despite the fact that she missed them so much and would rather not have to spend time […]
After years of battling for custody and closure, Dwyane Wade wins again.
Erica Campbell recalls hanging out at her grandma’s house as kid with all of her siblings. If any of the kids acted up, Erica recalls, their grandma wouldn’t be mean or yell at them, she would pray at them. In this way she would reprimand them in love, as opposed to being antagonistic or spiteful. […]
Just about everybody can look back into their childhood and recall the whooping that changed their life. Whether it was mom and dad, or maybe a grandparent or an auntie, the switch has been a staple in the black household for generations. In this edition of the Get Up Poll, these listeners call in and […]
In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF shouts out one of his friends who got him in trouble for shoplifting when they were kids. This friend, Nigel, has gotten him in trouble for other things as well. GRIFF just found out that his friend Nigel is in jail. So GRIFF sends out a prayer to […]
Dr. Steve Perry is a former principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, a school that sees 100% of its predominantly low-income students off to four year institutions. Dr. Steve Perry is revolutionizing education in America. He says it is a blessing when you have the opportunity to help a child discover who […]
For this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF ask listeners this important question: when is the right time to send your kids out of the house and into the world? In a time when even the vast majority of recent college graduates move back home, the answer to such a question is certainly not […]