The Black Mom Movement Begins!
My recent blog on the consistent lack of a black perspective whenever there is a mommy debate in this country, really touched a nerve with our community. The emails are still coming in! And the response is clear: Black mothers are tired of being represented as “breeders” instead of nurturing moms who care about their children. We are tired of being perceived as women who “end up” pregnant and then just deal with it with sucked teeth and rolling necks and therefore not invited to the table to discuss anything that concerns mothers from maternity leave to child care to work-life balance issues. We are tired of the hypocrisy and the double-standard when it comes to family values and the perpetuated stereotypes about black women as mothers and our children.
Many of the black mothers who emailed me said that perhaps because we have become so used to being voiceless, that we just accept it. Or maybe Obama’s momentum is lulling us into a some sort of complacency about the real state of race matters in this country. Either way, we need to wake up and bring our issues to the collective table. We are ready to let our voice be heard!
Please join me in starting a black mommy movement! We have an agenda and we want to be heard! Be a part of the conversation. I need your help. First, please tell me what issues and concerns are most important to you. This will help us shape an agenda and action plan. Click here http://http://www.mochamanual.com/Revolutionsignup.html to answer two really, really quick questions, and sign up for the Black Mom Movement email list, so we can discuss what’s next for our revolution (After all, it may not be televised! You know how the media can be!!) Then, please tell each and every black mom you know to log on to www.mochamanual.com and do the same. Let’s get to one million moms strong!
Please help get the word out that we are Black mothers who matter. Our opinions matter. And our babies matter. Let’s do this! I’m waiting to hear from you.
All fired up,