How I Beat Prediabetes. Because Needles Are 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Black Panther & the Dora Milaje: How Fiction Helped A Nigerian American Embrace Her Reality
Caught between two worlds—Nigeria and America—made navigating childhood hard for this writer. But Black Panther's Dora Milaje made the blend feel right.
Black Sustenance: Paying Homage To Historic Struggle Food
Black soul food is chit'lins. Corn bread. Fried chicken. And those other magical dishes groomed from nothing. They are delicacies. Recognize.
Tyler the Creator: Black Mom Observations from the 4th Row of the “Flower Boy” Concert
I love Tyler the Creator. I'm not a fan of what I experienced at his concert. Clearly, I'm too old for this.
Disrupt Aging: Here’s To Owning—and Valuing—Growing Older.
Instead of speaking about your age as a negative, own it!