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Kimberly Seals Allers & Her Daughter on Good Morning America Talking About Tattoo Barbie

Have you heard about the latest tattooed Barbie? Kimberly Seals Allers and her daughter Kayla were interviewed on a segment for Good Morning America to talk about if this is what moms want from Barbie? Watch the video now.

Like Breakfast for Dinner? Aaron McCargo Jr.’s Easy Recipe For Pancake & Blueberry Compote

Try this easy recipe from Big Daddy’s House chef Aaron McCargo Jr. to bring breakfast to dinner or dessert.

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 […]


        Yesterday, as the nation celebrated Food Day, I was left wondering why and how the food movement neglects to include the “first food”–breastmilk and the importance of breastfeeding in building a healthier America from the ground up. Here’s why the food movement must inlcude the “first food”…

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 […]

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 […]

Parkinson’s Disease Affects Us All. Join MochaManual at Dance Party for Parkinsons on Oct. 23

Parkinsons Disease affects us all. Read about Muhammad Ali and former NBA star Brian Grant’s battle with PD on my blog post. Then come dance for a cure at this year’s ZUMBATHON (woot!). Don’t miss it! 

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 […]

Nia Long Poses Nude on EBONY Cover. Would You? … One Mom Did. In A Train Station. Read Her Story.

 I love Nia Long. And you know I love seeing empowering and beautiful images of pregnanct black women. That’s why I just love the October issue of EBONY. But would you pose naked? And in a commuter train station?? Mocha Moms National President Kuae Mattox did, and she shared her story in The Mocha Manual […]

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 […]