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Life, ‘The Big Meal’ and How We Feed Our Families

Life happens around a meal. Family dinners are a must in my family, opening the door for special connections and conversations. I was reminded of this watching THE BIG MEAL off-Broadway play and in preparing for our Food & My Family event. What does mealtime mean for you and your family?

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The Inspired Vegan

MAY 9TH! NYC Bring Your Family to Dinner with Author, Chef & Food Activist, Bryant Terry for the FOOD & MY FAMILY Event

Urban organic guru, Bryant Terry, a.k.a. “The Inspired Vegan,” leads an evening of delicious eats and “fooducation” to help moms and dads feed their families better. Nicole Betancourt of ParentEarth.com and Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, Food Editor of HYPHEN magazine join Kimberly Seals Allers for an event guaranteed to empower the entire family on healthy eating.

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First Food Fridays: Is Your Hospital in Cahoots with Drug Companies To Undermine You and Your Baby’s Health?

Pharmaceutical companies want your baby hooked on their infant formula whether you want to or not. And hospitals, who, given the state of America’s health should be focused on providing superior healthcare are instead serving as a marketing vehicle for the drug companies.

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Getting the Media To Tell Our Breastfeeding Story Right: Kimberly joins Kellogg Foundation panel at NABJ Health Media Institute

One of my key motivations for creating Black Breastfeeding 360 was my frustration that the media doesn’t accurately tell our story. So when the W.K. Kellogg Foundation asked me to join their panel for the National Association of Black Journalists Health Media Institute in Washington, D.C. last week, I was all in…The panel was hosted [...]

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Stick Fly follows the LeVays, an affluent African American family who come together to spend a weekend at their stately Martha's Vineyard mansion. The adult sons, aspiring novelist Kent and golden boy plastic surgeon Flip, have each brought their respecti

PICS: Alicia Keys, Lala Anthony, Mekhi Phifer and STICKFLY Cast

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!!)

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SuperNanny Says Some Blacks Misconstrue Prov. 13:24

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.

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The $6 Million Lady: She Took A $10 Investment And Built Her Avon Empire

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 [...]

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Why Does the Food Movement Neglect the “First Food” ?

        Yesterday was Food Day. As a mother of two, I’m just loving the food revolution in America—a grassroots effort to make food healthier and more accessible to all. But, I’m concerned that the food system conversation in the U.S. neglects to get to the root of the matter by including the [...]

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Breast Cancer Is About The “Holes” Left Behind. Like Mine. Is There A Hole In Your Life Caused By Breast Cancer?

In March of this year, my grandmother died of breast cancer. She was 90 years old, but it was her over 10-year battle with breast cancer that ended her life. At the funeral, my sister Katrina sang a beautiful song. I read a poem that my grandmother wanted read. And my brother Jeffrey emotionally shared [...]

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Muhammad Ali and Former NBA Star Brian Grant Aren’t The Only Black Faces of Parkinson’s Disease. Join Me At A “Zumbathon” On Oct. 23rd In Long Island, New York To Support An Important Cause

  I didn't know much about Parkinson's Disease until my friend, Beth Hochstein, revealed to me that she had the disease. To me, it was a disease for older people with Michael J. Fox as a noted exception. But Parkinson's Disease and early onset PD is a growing problem. About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with [...]

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