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Why I’m Delaying Motherhood Now More Than Ever

Dreams of chocolate babies with big eyes, full lips, and bright smiles flood my consciousness whenever motherhood comes to my mind. I see the promises of ’90s Black sitcoms, of beautiful Black families going through experiences of daily life as
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An Open Letter to Nia Green

Nia Green is a 16-year-old girl whose mother beat her after finding pictures on Facebook of the teen and her boyfriend wearing only towels. The beating was livestreamed to Facebook and went viral. This is an open letter dedicated to
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Grieving a Mom Who’s Still Here

In the last six months, five of my friends’ moms have died. I am 43, which feels a little young for this mass exodus of moms to be happening. My mom is 63, healthy and here. My relationship with my
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I don’t buy my daughter Christmas gifts

I recently stopped showering my daughter with Christmas gifts for financial, emotional and practical reasons and it has been the best decision. After becoming a single mom, I realized that the holiday season stressed me out more than usual. Despite
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Do We Love Black Mothers Enough?

Every Mother’s Day, there’s no lack of flowers, gifts, and various luxuries bestowed on women who have raised children. Many of us take special care to appreciate those who cared and provided for us when we were younger. We honor
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