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Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

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It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss.   Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first [...]

OUR STORIES: MOCHA AND IN THE MILITARY

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It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss. Shon Gables, Army Private  Shon Gables is an award-winning, nationally syndicated television host, and by the looks of her camera-ready appearance and [...]

Forget the WHO Code. It’s The Street Code That Undermines Mothers in Detroit

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It’s the 33rd anniversary of the international effort to curb unethical infant formula marketing practices. But you wouldn’t know it from the streets of Detroit. By: Kimberly Seals Allers If you thought we were past the days of blatantly egregious infant formula marketing and that hospitals, doctor’s offices and subtle messaging and innuendo were the [...]

We mourn the loss of Terry Jo Curtis, a Breastfeeding Champion

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Words can’t express how sad I am to learn of the passing of the phenomenal Terry Jo Curtis, who was a fearless champion for mothers, fathers and babies and the founder of the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition. We have lost a giant among us. As the creator of the first Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding Group in [...]

THE CHANGING FACE OF SUMMER CAMP: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SWIMMING AND ARTS & CRAFTS ANYMORE

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Léman Manhattan’s Director of Camp Offers Insights on Program Trends and Tips for Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child   When it comes to choosing a summer camp in New York City, parents will find they have as many options available as they do in their search for a private school.  Steve Levin, Director [...]

“Real-World” Advice for Generation Text: 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today’s Young People Need to Know

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Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren’t always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily “runs” on email and face-to-face communication. Here, author Ben Carpenter shares 13 dos and don’ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.           Hoboken, NJ (April 2014)—If you’re a recent college graduate or young professional, the first thing you [...]

Mother’s Day is Coming: What Moms Really Want! HINT: It’s Not What You Think

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With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, many find themselves stumped deciding the perfect gift or gesture to their show appreciation.  Sure moms love macaroni necklaces and paper tissue flowers…or do they?? This leads to the posing question: What do moms really want for their day of homage? According to the National retail Federation, most Americans will spend [...]

Black Breastfeeding Resources: Online and Social Media

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Black breastfeeding has gone social! Check out our round up of blogs, Facebook pages, and organizations thats support breastfeeding in our community. Please feel free to add to the list, so our mamas know where to find support!! Listed below are a few websites to help nursing black mothers with their breastfeeding journey: Free To [...]