Posts filed under: Black Mom In America

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

I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!

To whom it May Concern: How many other people’s moms started their notes in school off like this? I bet we can all agree growing up black is no walk... Read More

The Only Brown Girl In Class

I never thought sending my kindergartner to a predominantly white school would lead to her being the only brown girl in class. Let me back track a bit. We moved... Read More

What My Daughter Should Know

My Biggest Blessing Having a baby in 2015 was the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It was also one of the most overwhelming feelings I ever had. I... Read More

My faith gives me the strength needed to be a black mom in America

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe it, but I have been a black mom in America for over 12 years. My oldest son, Jayden, turned 12 in June.... 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 someone more than yourself. You evolve immediately and the depths... Read More

Black Women: Justice for All?

If you’ve been with me for a while you’ve already read my first blog in this series, Black Women: America’s Punching Bag. We covered a lot of territory but this... 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 of All” every day before we left home for school... Read More

Us vs Everybody!

In a time where it feels like the world doesn’t want to see positive images like this..it begins to feel like, “Team Lewis vs. Everybody!” It’s a challenge between wanting... Read More

A Letter to my Black Teenage Son…

My son, the names change (often) but the way you are viewed (in this society) will not. Every day that you get dressed, you unknowingly put on an invisible shirt... 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 of those sayings that has become a part of accepted... Read More

MWB: Momming While Black

At a young 10 years old, my son Dre was called a nigger in school by a classmate. This is being a black mother in America. Nothing will ever prepare... Read More

Don’t Touch My Hair!!!

It becomes imperative that we need more representation for little black girls with their natural hair presented in society and in our communities in a positive light. My hope for... Read More

I’m A Black Mom in America & This sh*t isn’t Easy

Being a Black Woman Became harder when I Became a Mom… What it means to be a black Woman in America becomes increasingly harder when you become a black Mom... 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

Black Women: America’s Punching Bag

  Brother Malcolm said it best, “The most disrespected woman in America, is the Black Woman. The most un-protected person in America is the Black Woman. The most neglected person... Read More