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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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Friday Flashback: AVON Founder’s Day. 4 Amazing Moms. The Secret to a $14 Million Sales Unit. And A Lesson in Female Empowerment

When it comes to empowering women, you know I'm all in. That's why I was sooo excited to be asked to take part in Avon's Founder's Day celebration. First of all it was a chance to be on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for the closing bell–and as a former writer for [...]

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Erykah Badu To Become Midwife! Why We Need More Black Midwives & Doulas.

  I was so excited to learn that Erykah Badu wants to become a midwife. I wasn't surprised though, since I've been watching her spokesperson work with the International Center for Traditional Childbearing–an amazing organization run by an equally amazing woman, Shafia Monroe. Shafia and I got to know each other through my work with [...]

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My Review: Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys Direct FIVE–5 amazing short films on women with breast cancer. And check out my NYC premiere pics

You may or may not know that my grandmother died of breast cancer in March (Read my touching post) So the topic is very near and dear to my heart and my family. Plus, in general black women die from breast cancer more often even though we have a lower incidence. Either way, breast cancer [...]

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Sponsored Post: Planning a Fall/Halloween Getaway? 6 Great Reasons to Visit Orlando (Hint: There’s something for foodies, footballers and music lovers too!)

Halloween has had a major comeuppance as a holiday. This realization was sealed for me a few weeks ago when I walked into Walmart to buy school supplies in early September, only to find the “Back to School” section completely disbanded and replaced with the Halloween section.   Really? Already?   Yes. Already.   So [...]

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Catch the 48 Hours Bullying Special on Sept 16. Plus, Kim’s Question to Mocha Manual Moms: Is Bullying Different for African Americans?

In case my screams of angst haven't reached your neck of the woods yet, my daughter started middle school last week. And if I didn't have enough to fret about, I also know that middle school is considered ground zero for bullying. So I was really eager to attend a special preview lunch for a [...]

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Sponsored Post: Join Me In Orlando At The Tom Joyner Family Reunion!

One of my favorite childhood memories is when my mom allowed my sister and me to take a bus trip to Orlando with our congregation. I was probably eight or nine at the time; my sister was three years older. It seemed like it took forever to get there. But when we arrived, Orlando seemed [...]

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Orlando On My Mind! A New Partnership and A Great Family Vacation!

I'm all about creating memorable moments for my children–and one of the best times to do that has been our family vacations. And Orlando had been one of my favorite destinations. We've traveled there as a family before my divorce and the children and I have gone there–and whether I've been as a wife or [...]

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The Buzz: Kimberly Seals Allers Is Named An IATP Food & Community Fellow

The IATP Food and Community Fellows are innovative change makers who advocate for food and farming systems that are just and healthy for all people. My work will focus on the "first food"–breastmilk, and increasing awareness and breaking down the racial and social barriers around breastfeeding in vulnerable communities. No food system can be equitable [...]

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Are Mothers Viewed As Good Enough to “Incubate” A Baby But Not to “Nourish” It?

I love Jennie Joseph and the great work she does in the Orlando-area promoting healthy births at her Commonsense Childbirth facility. Dig into this engaging commentary: On Breasts and Babies – Is there a connection? The Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, issued a call to action earlier this year. She very clearly outlined the case [...]

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