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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.