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Lakeesha L. Thomas

Lakeesha L. Thomas
Lakeesha L. Thomas, a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the author of "Don't Be a Baby Mama Be a Mother", freelance writer, poet, speaker, entrepreneur, and proud single mother to an incredible little boy. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies with a minor in Psychology, from Rutgers University, Douglass College.

“Good Friends Are Hard to Find”: 3 Ways to Nurture Your Friendships When You Do

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When I was younger and had fewer life responsibilities, my friendships meant everything to me. I was with my girls all the time. They were the center of my life. We partied, shared our hopes and dreams for the future, and prepared to take on the...

Single Mother Guilt

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Most mothers feel mommy guilt at one point or another. Whether it’s guilt from working outside of the home or the guilt that a mother feels when her child gets hurt on her watch. Expectations are placed on us by society, family and friends, the...

Does Natural Hair Equate to Black Consciousness?

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Over the past ten years, the natural hair movement has exploded. Black women are rejecting the idea that our hair has to fit into what society deems acceptable. No longer concerned about others being comfortable with our appearance, we are embracing our natural hair; regardless...

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His Thoughts: Choose Her Every Day (or Leave Her)

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June Book Club selection: “The Thing Around Your Neck” by Chimamanda...

We're so excited to announce our June 2017 Book Club selection: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie PURCHASE THE BOOK: HERE The Official Book...


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Healthy Eating: Should You Go Gluten-Free?

A gluten-free diet is unlike any other diet. It allows you to eat with few restrictions as all foods that you loved before can still be enjoyed by simply swapping a few ingredients.

How Many More?

What do you do when tears anger hope prayer protest... are not enough? When you're almost numb inside because you've heard this story so many times you know it by heart. Exhausted from...

Mini-Lives: The New Way to Travel

Have you ever gone on vacation and completely fallen in love with your destination? The people are so welcoming and friendly, the food is delicious,...