Let’s Leave Father’s Day To The Dads, Mkay?

Whenever Father’s Day rolls around I find myself appreciative, conflicted and then angry throughout the day (in that order) with all the mixed messages I see floating around social media and the innanet (aka messy internet). And this is the…

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Black Family Reunions: The Past and Present

Black family reunions. Matching t-shirts, picnics, whiffs of tender BBQ floating through the air, line-dancing, everyone getting along… well getting along most of the time. You know what I’m talking about. Oh yes, the black family reunion, baby! It’s a…

Black Couples Still Jump The Broom At Weddings. And Here’s Why

Tie the knot. Get hitched. Take the Plunge. Those are mainstream phrases associated with getting married. Now where I’m from, we say “jump the broom.” And it’s literal. We actually jump over a broom! A ritual passed down through slavery.…

We Need To Stop Calling Fathers Babysitters

Fathers are not back-up, the help, or the assistant. In fact, they aren’t adjuncts in any shape or fashion. They are tenured parents with full-time roles and responsibilities, other duties as assigned, and no union rights available. Fathers are parents,…

Black Women DO Breastfeed and Some History About Our Journey

“Black women don’t breastfeed.” I’ve seen this phrase float around the internet over the years and it always pisses me off. My first feeling is one of great offense, because it’s usually couched in a negative and condescending tone…as if we aren’t…