Like any mother, you’d like to think your children won’t suffer the same pains you have. And as a black mother, I’ve prayed that in our so-called post-racism society and after all that has been struggled through and fought for that these things just don’t happen anymore.
I know the breastfeeding world is all abuzz over reports that Beyonce breastfed her beautifully brown Blue Ivy in public last week and that we consider this a victory for all nursing moms everywhere, but I need to claim this moment for African American women.
Kimberly Seals Allers, multi-media journalist, breastfeeding advocate and author of The Mocha Manual series of books for mothers of color, has been named a commentator and blogger for Break Time for Nursing Mothers, a national campaign to increase awareness of a federal law to support breastfeeding working mothers.
Check out the new Diversity on Demand Initiative, but first “Like” and leave a comment on the Mocha Manual facebook page for a chance to win a very cool Diversity on Demand promo pack including a tote bag, Snuggie and pop pack for your next movie night-in.
There was always drama with my tween when she wanted to go to a party or event. I had questions like who was going to be there, how many parents were supervising and if any boys would be there.
had the pleasure of attending the Alicia Keys’ produced play StickFly in NYC last week. The performance included an after show “talk-back” with Alicia Keys and the cast. That’s night’s chat was hosted by LaLa Vasquez Anthony (Carmelo Anthony’s wife. Go KNICKS!!)
Christiana Oduh nearly died when she developed severe preeclampsia around the fifth month of her pregnancy. It’s a potentially fatal condition that strikes black women at a higher rate.
In case you haven’t picked up the Good Book lately that’s the scripture that essentially says, spare the rod and spoil the child. Folks like to quote this scripture a lot to justify spanking.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love meeting entrepreneurial women who are pursuing their passion. So when I had a chance to talk with an amazing Avon rep who took a $10 investment and turned it into a multi-million dollar business, you can bet your bottom dollar I was all ears. And with pen [...]
I’ve said this before and it bears repeating: Please don’t wish me a Happy Father’s Day. Mothers are not fathers. We could never be fathers and the more we act as if fathers are replaceable the more damage we do to our families and to the psyche of our children. Last year, I was sitting [...]