BLACK, Speakeasy with Denene: Being Black Is An Extreme Sport

I founded SPEAKEASY WITH DENENE to give my people a nod that says, “I see you.” That's why this week's password is so fitting: BLACK.

– Dec 5, 2019

Beauty, Speakeasy With Denene: Black and Pretty On the Inside & Out

I've spent a lifetime learning to look in the mirror and love what I see, no matter what anyone else thinks about it. So it's only fitting that the word "beauty" be the password for the latest episode of #SPEAKEASYWITHDENENE.

– Nov 21, 2019

Fly, Speakeasy with Denene: How Black People Take Flight

"Fly" has a bunch of meanings, and we're exploring them in a new episode of #SpeakeasyWithDenene, featuring Tarriona "Tank" Ball of Tank and the Bangas.

– Nov 7, 2019

Love, Speakeasy With Denene: Listen to the First Episode of My New Podcast!

On the first episode of my new podcast, Speakeasy with Denene, we talk about love—dating, love in the midst of injustice, and Avery Sunshine's love songs.

– Oct 24, 2019

“Acting White”: Talk Early About Racialized Bullying & True Friendship

We have to #TalkEarly to our kids about the foolishness of "acting white" accusations. Here's how I did it.

– Oct 22, 2019

Speakeasy with Denene: I Have a New Podcast. Listen To It!

Introducing SPEAKEASY WITH DENENE, my new podcast that uses art, culture, entertainment and my gift of gab to explore the beauty and humanity of blackness.

– Oct 10, 2019

Getting to Trust: #TalkEarly About Listening, Not Fixing

Tips on how to find moments when we can listen to rather than fix our kids' problems.

– Sep 25, 2019

Good Journey, Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison introduced me to myself—

– Aug 6, 2019

What About Your Friends? #TalkEarly About Squad Building

The day I left my marriage, my friends showed up and showed out for me. I'll never forget it. I wish the same love for my daughters.

– Jun 25, 2019

Run Tell That: The Importance of Reporting Cancer Symptoms

My Uncle Red was a beautiful man. And he fought cancer hard. Here's how he was a warrior.

– May 22, 2019

How to Talk to Black Women About Sex, Plus: Why You Should Take PrEP

It's high time the medical industry stopped treating black women like we're diseased sexpots and got real about the benefits of PRep

– May 2, 2019

Boss Things: #TalkEarly About How to Be a Leader

Being a leader is not positional—it's personal. Here, ways to teach your child how to be a boss, in her own way.

– Apr 8, 2019

The MyBrownBaby Parenting Playlist: This is How I Neo-Soul Parent My Teens

My “parenting playlist” of advice would be set to some D’Angelo-styled melodies over a dope Dilla beat, with these Parenting in 100 Words bites of how-to’s on raising fierce girls.

– Mar 20, 2019

Cancer Distress after Diagnosis Is Real. Here’s How to Get Your Mind Right.

Cancer distress is the blues wrapped in illness. Here's how to

– Feb 5, 2019

Happy New Year and a Promise to #TalkEarly To Kids About Alcohol

Forget about "Dry January." Here's why you should #TalkEarly–and often, for the entire year—to your kids about alcohol.

– Jan 15, 2019
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