Category: Society

Do What's Best for Your Family During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Do What's Best for Your Family During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Many of us are preparing for another (or first for some) week of working remotely, not working at all and/or homeschooling our children while schools are closed as a result of COVID-19. Last week was pretty rough in our household, not because teaching our child is outside the normal, but because this situation itself is... Read more »

#GirlDad Means a Lot to Me as a Mom

#GirlDad Means a Lot to Me as a Mom
This week started with a horrific tragedy that left many across the world feeling devastation and heartbreak for the families involved. Five daughters (three teens and two daughters turned mothers) were killed in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA great, Kobe Bryant and two other men on board. While their families, friends,... Read more »

TikTok Safety Tips for Parents

TikTok Safety Tips for Parents
TikTok is an extremely popular social media platform used by people of all ages, but it’s definitely a favorite among tweens and teens. As parents, we must monitor our children’s social media engagement closely. While TikTok consists of tons of fun video content and viral challenges, there are still comment and direct messaging capabilities, which... Read more »
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Rumored Illinois Bill may deem fatherless children ineligible for birth certificates

Rumored Illinois Bill may deem fatherless children ineligible for birth certificates
Until today, I was under the impression that a birth certificate was something every child was given as a result of birth. I have one, my parents have them, my child has one as well. I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t have one. This may soon not be the case in Illinois... Read more »

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home
I’ve been meaning to write a post about bully prevention in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. I saw a video this morning from Fox 2 Detroit that captured a few adults playing their part, to prevent a young girl from being bullied is what inspired me to get it done. In the video, what... Read more »

Round-up of Million Man March coverage for those who missed it

Round-up of Million Man March coverage for those who missed it
Yesterday, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, this time under the theme #JusticeorElse. It’s been talked about for months, many have recollected on their involvement in the original march, or at least where they were at the time. I remember being a 10 year old little... Read more »
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Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name

Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name
The internet has been buzzing all day due to the discriminatory comments Raven-Symone made about people with nontraditional, often referred to as “ghetto’ names. It all started when one of her co-hosts, Whoopi, brought up the topic of people being discriminated upon based on their names. This was a finding from a recent study, that... Read more »

What #BlackGirlMagic means for our daughters

What #BlackGirlMagic means for our daughters
Last night was an amazing time to be a Black woman, or woman of color in general. Not one, or two, but three Black women walked away with awards. One of them, even made history by being the first African American woman to win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. All... Read more »

Hey ladies, can we NOT act like "baby mama's" in 2015?

I’ve drafted a post on this topic at least twice this year, but never finished it out of concern that I’d ruffle too many feathers. I’ve mentioned before that I strongly dislike the terms “baby mama” and “baby daddy.” I actually cringe whenever someone feels the need to refer to me as such, especially since... Read more »
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Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids

Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a post titled, “There’s no girl or boy in toy.” On that post, I was in agreement that little boys or girls should be encouraged to play with toys they find interesting without being concerned about gender. I still agree with that to this day. Fast forward to today... Read more »