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20 Important Lessons to Teach Our Kids About Black History Month

This blog was originally posted on mom.com. 1/21 Photo by Twenty20 From the past we shape our future Ever wonder...... Read More

Black Girl Magic Personified

Every day, we go through life’s daily tasks without even thinking. Some of the things we do could really be...... Read More

Dream Big Black Girl!

Now that the General Services Administration in our federal government, ahem- Emily Murphy has finally signed off on the transition...... Read More

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The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

In cities across the United States, black activists are denouncing state-sanctioned violence and demanding radical changes to American policing. Black women leaders occupy a central role in these movements. Utilizing... Read More

Celebrating Vaginal Health & History

Mary Beatrice Who is Mary? Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner (May 17, 1912 – January 13, 2006, age 93) was born...... Read More

We asked black mothers how they find their joy. This is what they said.

A few months into her second pregnancy, she needed to read an article about black motherhood that wasn’t a horror story. So she decided to explore the joys of being... Read More

The Unconscious Weight of Being A Black Mom in America

Mom The universal synonym for unconditional love. When you become a mother you experience what it truly means to love...... Read More

As a Black Mother, My Parenting Is Always Political

Grab the book! When I was 7 or 8 years old, my mother would put on Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love...... Read More

Protecting Our Black Children In Predominately White Spaces

More Money More Problems? There’s a saying that the more money you get, the more problems you have.  It’s one...... Read More

Don’t forget to celebrate black workers this Labor Day

Originally posted on Daily Kos Written by: Denise Oliver Velez I remember the first time I saw the photo above....... Read More

Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white... Read More

We’re Black, But Our Kids are Definitely Irish!

We’re Black, But Our Kids are Definitely Irish! If I only had a dollar, no, THREE DOLLARS, for each time...... Read More

The 3 Most Important Lessons We are Teaching our 3 Black Sons

If I were to say that being a mom of 3 black boys is easy, I would be lying. I...... Read More

This Isn’t Your Mother’s Spring Break: Or Maybe it Is!

Many of you reading this blog may identify yourself as a Millennial parent. And with that title comes quite the burden, as our generation is widely criticized as being... Read More

I am not my Hair, or am I?

In 2011 when I went natural….for the 1st time (yes, there’s levels to this) I did it for health reasons....... Read More

They’ll Mention How We Were Slaves but Forget We Were Also Kings.

The topic of slavery, the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. With my son only being...... Read More

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I Married a White Man: Here are 3 Things I Learned

It is important to note that this blog is not a generalization of a race as that would neither be...... Read More

Furthering the Conversation: How to be Anti-Racist

The last few months have added more black bodies at the hands of white vigilantes and police officers to an...... Read More

Five Tips To Avoid Dating a Grown Ass Boy!

As a firm believer in the saying, “You gotta believe the messenger before you can believe the message” I’ll go...... Read More

Touching my boobs saved my life

Now that I have your attention, let me confirm that you did not read that title wrong. Touching my boobs...... Read More

How to Explain All Things Juneteenth to Karen, Becky, Amy and Friends…

To all the Karen’s, Becky’s, and Amy’s Out There….This is for You! Dear Karen et al., I know you’re accustomed...... Read More

Why Did I Get Married?

When I am hot HOT and my husband has gotten on my last nerve, I seriously ask myself this question....... Read More

An Olympian or A Hashtag: A True Story

Every four years America rallies behind their athletes as the best of us compete in the Olympic Games. The best...... Read More

No Need To Drown…Just Keep Swimming

Water will not kill my daughters. I need them to be able to have the skills set to, if in...... Read More

HOW HAIR SAVED MY LIFE

“Natural hair is an exquisite crown. It’s a wonder and fascinatin to many. But to the confident black girl or...... Read More

Mommi Madness: Finding Balance

In my life right now I am juggling more roles than I have ever juggled, and sometimes I feel like...... Read More

When my mother died without a will, I learned a big lesson about money management as an African American

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE BUSINESS INSIDER Angie Chatman Sep 9, 2019, 11:09 AM My mother purchased her home on the...... Read More

Is it cancer? How to know if you have this deadly disease.

October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t be affected directly or indirectly by this disease. As an ob/gyn I see countless women who... Read More

Excuse Me Officer…Why Didn’t You Shoot Her??

It was in that moment when I realized, I was angry about the wrong thing. Stop and think, I was literally mad at a man for showing a person patience.... Read More

To Kneel or Not To Kneel

I wish people were able to come together to have the same level of conversation about race in America and...... Read More

My Son Is My Fitness Motivation

Everyone begins their fitness journey with a motivator and a goal. What is your fitness motivation? What pushes you to focus on fitness? What is your fitness goal? I’ve learned... Read More

Juneteenth – A Freedom Celebration

Today, June 19th, is a day commonly known as Juneteenth. Here’s why we should all celebrate and acknowledge it: Some...... Read More

Abortion: One ob/gyn’s perspective

I’ve never had an abortion so I can’t say how it feels to be in the position to make that decision. I can say that I’ve counseled hundreds of women... Read More

Breadwinning Mothers Continue To Be the U.S. Norm

Women of color, and black women in particular, have a complex history in relation to work and the institution of marriage, in part because of how racism, stereotypes, and structural... Read More

Losing Shian…

In the days following I remember not wanting to wake up. It’s the emptiest feeling in the world, going home, with no baby, after being pregnant. My stomach still... Read More

Getting Kids in the Kitchen

Some of my favorite memories with my children involve them helping me in our kitchen. The chopping, stirring, measuring, and...... Read More

Securing Our Legacy Part II: Generational Wealth

We are talking about building wealth, therefore having only one source of income will not cut it. Take all of your eggs out of that one basket and start spreading... Read More

Securing Our Legacy, Part I: Who’s Going to Teach Our Children About Generational Wealth?

Hey Mommies, I want to take a moment to discuss a very serious topic. A topic that the success of...... Read More