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Empire State of Mom: Discovery Times Square Expo and Freckleface Strawberry The Musical

My son is just insisting that I call him King Tut, since he learned about the Boy King wonder last weekend and I have New York City to blame.  More specifically, the amazing King Tut exhibit at the Times Square Discovery Exposition Center.   I live in one of the greatest cities in the world–well, about [...]

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Why I Hate Back to School aka Please Do Not Call Me About 10¢ Glue Sticks!

As much as nothing will bring me more joy than putting my two “little people” back on the school bus tomorrow, what it takes to get there is, quite frankly, a real pain in the butt.   From the time August rolls in, the TV is full of cheery kids in bright plaid outfits and [...]

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Me, an Oscar, Gov. Mike Huckabee & Breastfeeding. Go figure!

Last week, I had the pleasure of appearing on The Huckabee Show to discuss breastfeeding, more specifically, the recent brouhaha over Gisele Bundchen's comments that breastfeeding should be a "law." Anywho, it was an interesting segment. Check out the pics below (including my shot with an Oscar–it was heavy!!) and  video clips on Mocha Manual's [...]

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The Beauty of “Camp Grandma.” My Summer Memories. New Traditions for My Kids

Growing up black in America, at least the northeast part of it, usually meant that during the summer you would venture “down south” to visit grandma, aunties, uncles and other family members.  And my life was no different. Every summer, shortly after school let out, we’d pack in the car and pull out around midnight [...]

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My Visit to the Lower Ninth Ward; Poor Blacks Not Welcome

Recently I attended a conference on health disparities in communities of color. The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color hosted over 40 journalists of all hues and ethnic origins to convene in New Orleans to discuss how we can better cover healthcare related issues and the health disparities that still plague our [...]

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Oh Fantasia, Baby Girl. Some Lessons Learned.

  Please stand back. I’m about to blow.   I was so glad to wake up yesterday to learn that Fantasia has returned home after being in the hospital for some sort of accidental overdose, after news broke that she was caught up in a lawsuit, involved with a married man, and that there may [...]

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The Louisiana Drownings & Closing the Black Water Gap. What Every Black Mom Needs to Know! & Free Giveaway!

A little over a week ago, I wrote a blog for Momlogic about the high drowning rates and low swim ability rates among African American kids. Literally, a few days later, 6 teenagers tragically drowned in the Louisiana river when one of them waded over a drop-off point and the others (none of whom could [...]

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“Priorities” Essay in Souls of My Young Sisters Has Me Thinking…

  When she called and told me the title of her essay, I was immediately intrigued. "Priorities," she said.  That's something that I have struggled with for years. Not the big ones, like family and faith. Ok, maybe sometimes faith. But stuff like my health, taking time for myself and juggling my many business related [...]

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The Problem With Alicia Keys: You’re Pregnant. I Love You. But Please Sit Down!

Was I the only one holding my breath as I watched Alicia Keys climb her pregnant self all up and over that piano during the BET Awards? I mean, she was trying to revitalize a weak Prince tribute, but come on'. And then last weekend while performing at the Essence Music Festival, she fell off [...]

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Enough With The Drunken White Mom Thing!! I’m Fed Up With the Double Standards

This one has REALLY been bothering me for some time. And I was so upset, I decided to give my put-on-blast commentary to Momlogic.com (you know how that audience tears into me) where I am currently having my black behind handed to me. But I just needed to say it and I wanted to say [...]

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