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…

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

There are so many things happening all at once.

We’re in the midst of a pandemic but most importantly, for many of us, we are living the harsh nightmare of racial injustice.

The murder of George Floyd has brought our outcry to a feverish pitch and we must do everything we can right NOW to make a difference.

So what can we do?

Dear Son…I’m so sorry I’m sorry that I didn’t listen to that voice in my head To the doubt that…

I am scared that my son will go on his morning run and not come back. I’m scared to let my teenager do normal teenage boy things like go to the mall, the skating rink, or to the neighborhood park to play basketball with his friends. I am scared that my husband will go to Publix to pick up some things I forgot from the grocery store and never come back. I’m scared that the people who are paid and accepted the responsibility to protect and serve are the very people that they will need protection from. I am scared that the people I wave to on my run through the neighborhood will see them as a threat.
This is a disgrace! All I can do is stay in constant prayer of protection, grace, and mercy. More than likely, if you do not have the same thoughts, you have privilege that moms who look like me will never experience. I am urging you to use that privilege to protect my son.

IN THE BEGINNING The first time I gave birth, in 2017, I was joyfully ignorant to all of the issues…

Are you a Black Mommi, or are you a Mommi that’s Black? No, that’s not a misprint—that’s the actual question....

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

Oh boy, what a difference a year can make in your life! When we started 2019 my boys did not…

My daughter is growing up, before my eyes. She is an honor student, active in clubs and is a great…

Another sleepless night. It’s day 12 and she still hasn’t been found. The thought of her out there, alone &…

As a child, it didn’t take long for me to realize that Santa wasn’t real. I grew up in South…

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 a black mother despite the negative maternal health statistics they face. Her article didn’t blow up a scary statistic, an alarming anecdote or a gut-clenching quote.

As a black woman, giving birth in America is dangerous. We've heard stories from Serena Williams, Allyson Felix and countless...

To whom it May Concern: How many other people’s moms started their notes in school off like this? I bet…

"That's for White People..." "You Doing Too Much..." "Who Does That..." "You Need To Stop Reading them White People Books..."...

I never thought sending my kindergartner to a predominantly white school would lead to her being the only brown girl…

My Biggest Blessing Having a baby in 2015 was the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It was also…

Imagine...you're 8 years old and you land an international ad campaign! Instead of reveling in that moment, you and your...

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe it, but I have been a black mom in America for over…

Y'all might not know this, but it really isn't easy raising kids that are truly woke! A lot of young...

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

If you’ve been with me for a while you’ve already read my first blog in this series, Black Women: America’s…

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

In a time where it feels like the world doesn’t want to see positive images like this..it begins to feel…

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 that tells others what they should think of you. You are not like any of the things written on your invisible shirt, but you will be portrayed this way to justify your ill-treatment.

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

At a young 10 years old, my son Dre was called a nigger in school by a classmate. This is…

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 my daughter is that she grows up seeing herself represented well everywhere so she won’t grow up with the same mindset as generations before her.

Being a Black Woman Became harder when I Became a Mom… What it means to be a black Woman in…

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. My anger was highly misdirected. In that moment, I realized I was actually mad that ALL police officers did not show the patience that Officer Klein did. The solution was not for Officer Klein to throw that woman in jail, the solution was for all officers to adapt to the style of Officer Klein and treat ALL people, especially when there is an apparent mental illness, with patience.

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