Posts in category "Single Mom"

Michelle--Single Mother Succeeds Against the Odds

Michelle--Single Mother Succeeds Against the Odds
By Michelle D. Ivy I have been a performer my entire life. From kiddie talent shows, to teaching myself how to read music and play the piano, performing arts was my world. I was on top of the world! I worked a 9-5 in Corporate America. I knew this was what I was supposed to... Read more »

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »

My Daughter is a Lesbian and I'm Heartbroken

My Daughter is a Lesbian and I'm Heartbroken
By Shemeka Michelle My daughter is a lesbian. I absolutely HATE it! I don’t want my daughter to be gay. Most parents imagine a perfect life for their children. Our thoughts are normally based on what society has conditioned us to deem acceptable. We normally want our children to do well in school, be on... Read more »
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Valentine's Day: Best Advice for Bad Situations

Valentine's Day: Best Advice for Bad Situations
Valentine’s Day is this/close, and sometimes Cupid just can’t save the day. Love quarrels happen; mistakes are made; and unfortunately, break-ups occur as well. We’ve asked the cast of 72 Hours movie to give their best advice for those sticky situations. #72HoursMovie opens today and plays all week at these locations: Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema... Read more »

The 5 BIGGEST Myths About Singles

The 5 BIGGEST Myths About Singles
by Claire LeBlanc To celebrate the launch of Match.com’s 2015 #SinglesinAmerica study, Dr. Helen Fisher dished exclusive #SinglesInAmerica findings during a recent Livestream Event. During her presentation, Dr. Fisher exposed several myths about singles and dating. 1. MYTH: Women are more romantic than men. TRUTH: Women are the commitment-phobes, not men. Men fall in love... Read more »

The Secret Power of Being Alone

The Secret Power of Being Alone
 By Sylvia Snowden People make being by yourself sound like it’s the worst thing in the world, don’t they?  We hear things like “two heads are better than one,” or “I didn’t want to get caught eating lunch by myself,” and, of course, “you need to get married, so you won’t grow old alone” all... Read more »
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6 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

6 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues
By Tania Brown While the holidays may be a joyous time for some, for others it’s not “the most wonderful time of the year.” Some people love the snow, reindeer, lights and eggnog whereas others absolutely abhor the holidays.  In fact, when the holidays roll around, they’d much rather sink into a hole, disappear and... Read more »

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »

Men: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To!

By A Comeaux With my birthday soon approaching, another year being single and baffled at the lies and disappointments filling sweet memories’ space, I began to reflect. Where are the men of valor? The strong, courageous men who fought for freedoms and rights we live on today are likened to dinosaurs. We read about them... Read more »
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Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter
By A Comeaux Good morning and good evening. Come in and take a seat please, as there are a few things I want to talk to you about, Black girl. No disrespect. We all have a little girl in us that we channel and she’s the one who needs to hear this. I want to... Read more »