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

Not One Type: Here’s How To Get Real—and Smart—About Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Recognizing that breast cancer is not one type empowers women to have productive convos about how to deal with the disease. Let's discuss.

– Oct 25, 2018

How I Beat Prediabetes. Because Getting Type 2 Diabetes is a Strong No For Me, Dog

It was the scariest health diagnosis I'd ever faced. But being prediabetic wasn't a guarantee I'd get diabetes—especially after I followed these specific steps. Plus: take this survey to help gather info on diabetes—and for a chance to win $100.

– Oct 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin Tribute: The Queen Of Soul Will Be Honored, But Not Just Anybody Is Invited To The Mic.

Be clear: if you're singing at the forthcoming Aretha Franklin tribute, you better know what you're doing before you step to that mic.

– Aug 20, 2018

Disrupt Aging: At age 50, I’m About to Steam—Stand Back

My mother never got to dream big as a Black woman in her era. But at almost age 50, I'm doing enough dreaming for the both of us as I disrupt aging.

– Aug 6, 2018

Get What is Light?, a Rare Board Book for Black Babies, On Your Bookshelf Today!

Happy Book birthday to the latest Denene Millner Books creation: Markette Sheppard's "What is Light?" a beautiful—and rare—board book featuring brown kids!

– Jun 11, 2018

Reward Volunteers: the Joy I’ve Found Helping Teens Write

I joined the Grady Writing Center to keep an eye on my girls. But then the teens I was helping truly opened my heart to what it truly means to volunteer.

– Mar 26, 2018

My Obsession: Addie Addye and Women Artists of Color

Want to make a difference for women artists of color, traditionally marginalized in the art world? Support Addye Addie Studios and its mission right here.

– Mar 14, 2018

Safaree And Social Media Engagement Show Us We Can All Get Along

Black women of varying age, social status, single, married, with and without kids, committed to deep discussion, without debate. Thanks Safaree!

– Feb 27, 2018

Guns in the Classroom: On Protests, Arming Teachers, and What Schools Really Need

We all know the consequences of arming teachers—particularly how it would affect black students and the racist structures that harm them at every turn.

– Feb 27, 2018

My Birth Mother, My Hero

We give a lot of praise to the parents who adopt children—and rightfully so. But we should also throw flowers at the feet of the birth mothers, too.

– Feb 21, 2018
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