We call it “Hullabaloo” because when all the families arrive—most with two to three children—it gets pretty loud.
Our playgroup started eight years ago when I emailed seven friends to suggest a monthly playdate. We would rotate hosts, and at the meet-ups, each family was to bring one drink and one snack to share.
Ours would function like any other playgroup, but with a particular defining characteristic: the playgroup is for black children and their families.
In these strange…