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My McDreamy,Terrence Howard Talks Racism And Why It Will Always Exist

"We are animals at heart and subject to our fears….Until we all look the same there will always be racism."—Terrence Howard in video clip below. I like my men, tall and chocolately. But Terrence Howard is my one light-skin-ded exception. If light skin men ever decide to stage a real comeback, they should elect him [...]

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Race Matters: We Need Health Care Reform to Help End the Racial Legacy of Health Disparities

  Last week or so, marked the one year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act. Turns out, a poll found that half of Americans didn't know it was already a law. Smh. But with people of color representing 50 percent of the uninsured in America, the new law stands to represent [...]

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Voices: For Black Moms, Having the “Police Talk” With Our Sons is Parenting 101. But Will It Change Anything?

A Guest Blog By Dionne Grayman My son was small for his age, having a birthday late in the year and always looked younger than he was. We all do. It's the family "curse". When he began high school at the age of 13, I insisted upon driving him. He insisted upon taking public transportation. [...]

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Horror At The Playground as Michael Turns 7-Years -Old

The other day a terrifying thing happened at the playground. No, not a kidnapper scare or pedophile run-in. Worse. I was talking with this other mom while our boys, who are in the same class, were playing in the playground after school. I mentioned that my son was turning 7 the next day and she [...]

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A Mocha Manual Exclusive: Drew Sidora’s Baby Shower Pictures

Here are the exclusive images from Drew Sidora's baby shower       Here is Drew enjoying that oh so delicious treat…a Cinnabon cinnamon roll     Drew snacking on Jay's Potato Chips   Just me and the girls: Drew with sisters Allison, Christa and Edilah   The Fam is all here: Drew with sisters [...]

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A Lesson From My Wasband… Please Don’t Tell Him

      Well, I guess eventually he’d have to be good for something. Just kidding (…sort of). But I have to admit, I learned an important lesson from the wasband a few months ago and it is serving me well. Somewhere during my divorce process and after I had left my career to pursue [...]

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My Grandma Died Yesterday But It Will Not Be On CNN

Yesterday, my grandmother died. She was 90 years old, beautiful, graceful and full of wisdom as only someone who's lived nine decades could be. We called her Na-elen, (pronounced Nay-elen) short for Nana Helen, and for the past 10 years, she's been battling cancer off and on, first in her breasts and then in her [...]

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My Life Mondays: Steve Harvey, Ruben Studdard and My Single Mom Meltdown at Disney Dreamers Academy

Calling all single moms, I recently recovered from a code red, single mom down situation (Or is it code blue?) and I could use some help. Here's what happened: This past weekend I was invited to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence. Now in its fourth year, the program selected 100 [...]

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Freebie Fridays:Win Adorable Baby Must-Haves From the New Tiny Tillia Collection!

We just love the new Tiny Tillia collection of playthings, clothing, bedding and more for mom and her baby girl or boy to enjoy together, sold exclusively through Avon reps. The Tiny Tillia collection, created by mom of two, Tiffany Lerman,  includes products in the following categories: Baby Bath Time, Baby Play Time, Mom Pampering, [...]

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Finally, (Shamelessly)At School in My Pajamas…for Dr. Seuss (Check out the pics & WIN Dr. Seuss Books!!)

I've always said I would never be one of those parents who went to the bus stop or school drop off in my pajamas. Admittedly, there's been a few times when I stepped into the car for drop off with my pajama pants neatly tucked into my Uggs. SMH But today at my children's school, [...]

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