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Jul 15, 2018


Episode 9: Black Families and Homeschooling

In the last 15 years, the number of black children in homeschool has doubled from 103,000 to about 220,000. Black parents cite a number of reasons for homeschooling children, including concern over peer pressure and drugs at school -- but increasingly, they are also citing school-related racism as a reason to keep students at home (PBS News April 2018).  Mel and Tash will chat with an African-American Mom on how she is balancing homeschool, philanthropy, and self-care.


Disclaimer: Each state and country regulates homeschool differently. Be sure to check the laws on your state as it pertains to homeschooling.


Guest Momologist: Jennifer Henry, Blogger – Milkbrainblog (dot) com, Founder, The Village Co-op DFW for Homeschoolers, and Parenting Staff Editor at

Bio: Jennifer Henry was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She studied psychology and biology at Howard University where she fell in love research and her college sweetheart husband.  She went on to a doctoral program at New York University’s Center for Neuroscience. She earned a Masters of Philosophy in Neuroscience, leaving early to focus on her passion for being a Mom. As a Mom, she discovered a passion for early childhood education and built a award winning private school using her NeuroNurture curriculum.

After 14 years in the Northeast, she returned to Dallas. She blogs about her Mom-ventures at, is the founder of The Village Co-op DFW for Homeschoolers and is the Parenting Staff Editor at . She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She and her big boy volunteer at Meals on Wheels and push for criminal justice reform with Faith in Texas. She also serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and the Intercultural Council at the Hockaday School. She loves to travel and eat, practices natural living, is a sometime-vegan, cloth diapers, makes baby food, homeschools and is living her best life with her college sweetheart boyfriend of 15 years and husband of 9 years, Jeff. They share their love with their gorgeous little boys Jackson and Jones, ages 7 and 9 months.


Follow her on Instagram at @MilkBrainBlog and follow her blog at



Homeschooling in the United States


National Homeschool Association


National Black Home Educators (NBHE)


10 Black Homeschool Moms You Should Follow


Meet Us at the Sat. July 21 Birth Texas Convention @ Arlington, TX Convention Center

Birth Texas proudly hosts this year's event focused on the intersection of pregnancy, birth, parenting and activism within our communities; we are happy to pair with Abide Women's Health Services, who will receive a portion of proceeds raised at the event.

With a family-friendly atmosphere for consumers, birth professionals and advocates alike, the Birth Texas Convention is about centering community and activism in improving maternal healthcare and maternal and infant outcomes in the state of Texas.

The event features:
• Family Fair
• Art of Birth Exhibit
• Professional and Consumer track schedule of speakers
• Meet-and-greets with special guest speakers
• Giveaways
• FREE childcare

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Recording Studio: Greenville Ave Recording Studio