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Yanny, Laural, White, Gold, Blue or Black: What do your eyes and ears say about YOU?

What in the damn devil? How do your eyes see something my eyes don’t see? How do your ears hear something mine do? Is black really black? Is blue really blue? If you say, “I SAID WHAT I SAID,” what…

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Do You Have Text Neck? Here are the signs (protect your children’s necks too)

Text neck is a thing. What, you’ve never heard of it? Tilting the head forward, as is typically done to view and create text messages, forces the neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments to strain to hold the head up. Click…

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…

An HBCU Experience Cannot Be Duplicated

Beyonce’s Coachella 2018 performance was HOT! She brought a historically black experience to a historically white audience. She belted out ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ and had a full marching band in the stands! I was transported back to my…

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…