Posts tagged "African American"

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father
By Shemeka Michelle Super mothers are NOT fathers. I Didn’t Wish My Single Mother “Happy Father’s Day”! Here’s why…. Prior to Father’s Day, there was some debate about whether or not single moms should be honored. Greeting card companies in recent years have even designed cards that read “To my mom on Father’s Day.” While... Read more »

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch
By Nicole Harding You know it’s summer in our house when that first Saturday comes and the macaroni salad is in the fridge waiting for the boys to come and get it. It’s a summer Saturday staple; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can count on it. As I stood at the island making... Read more »

Ugly Middle Class Attitudes About Black Boys

Ugly Middle Class Attitudes About Black Boys
By Nicole Harding “I saw your son at the bus stop this morning…he sure has grown!” That was the early morning text that started my day with a smile. My son is my heart and soul and when I see him, I see unlimited possibilities.  In reality…everyone does not see unlimited possibilities. Some folks see... Read more »
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End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.

End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.
By Zondra Hughes The light skin vs. dark skin debate just refuses to leave us alone. Books have been written, blogs, and a documentary, “Dark Girls” that has been heralded as educational, enlightening, and I dare say, empowering. In the documentary, one young Black man says that he couldn’t have a dark skinned girl on... Read more »