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Why America Must Pass the Chalk to Black Women

This singular moment in Hidden Figures sums up how the U.S. should interact with Black women. During a highly classified government meeting, a group consisting...
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Black Don’t Crack

There's an old saying that goes, "Youth is wasted on the youth." I used to totally agree with that statement. When you're young, you believe...
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4 Surprisingly Life Affirming Messages I’ve Learned From Trump’s presidency

It's always important to concentrate on what can be gained in a situation, rather than harp on the injustice of it all. While many are still...
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Sometimes Black Girl Magic Is A Buried Treasure

I’m a grown, empowered, magic having Black girl. Standing strong in an identity that feels good. Grateful because that wasn’t always my truth. For too long, I...
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What Will Happen to the Black Woman’s Voice When Michelle Obama Leaves the White...

On August 25, 2008, Mrs. Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. In front of an exuberant crowd, she stepped up...
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Brown Butter is Love

Cocoa skinned girl your eyes should be the sun Disillusionment begets bitterness begets hate Feel the mass in your chest that can’t let you swallow Been drowning...
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Can Someone Safety Pin Me Together?

Can someone safety pin me together? Because I feel as if my soul has been Ripped open with rage and sadness Maybe if I had a million...
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My Black Son

When my son was two years old, we went to Disneyland. When it was time to leave, we gathered in front of the train...

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True Confessions of A New Mom

Growing up, my parents conveyed a very negative sentiment about having kids. They would often tell my brothers and I not to have kids...

My Experiences Abroad Gave Me Panic Attacks

My heart starts racing. I feel my chest tighten, skin tingling. My breathing becomes labored. Terror grips my body as I brace myself for walking...

The Morning Shift: 3 Tips for a Great Start to Your...

BUZZZ….SNOOZE…...BUZZZ...SNOOZE Yep that is the sound of the alarm in the morning for so many people. You hop of bed and straight to the reality of...