I love blogging. I really do. It’s a writer’s dream—a space where I can practice my art and critical thought and friendly debate on black parenting paint pictures of color and magic and light. And editors can’t screw up my words.
But complete strangers can. Over the past few days, some HackerBastards stomped into the MyBrownBaby space and effed this site all the way the eff up. Just went nuts. Got downright disrespectful. Violent. Sent MyBrownBaby links on Twitter to p*rn sites. Had FaceBook calling MyBrownBaby the most dangerous website on the planet. Made big, bright hot red warnings take over the screens of anyone trying to read our words. It was a hot mess. And over the course of two days, folk (understandably) unsubscribed or just stayed away, battering traffic and causing all the great work we’ve been doing here to go unread by MyBrownBaby faithfuls and parents looking for solid, thoughtful, black parent opinion on childrearing and the day’s news.
There was panic. Some crying. A lot of cursing. Lots of calming words from my friends Afrobella, Luvvie and CincoMom. And some hard work by my designer Jamie Varon of Shatterboxx, who, with a little help from her techie friends, stopped the madness and restored MyBrownBaby back to the people.
MyBrownBaby is back! The evil viruses are gone (promise)! Links to p*rn—gone! GREAT CONTENT—it’s back! Go read everything you missed. We had some great discussion going on—about Chris Brown and RiRi, white kids and racist YouTube rants, a black mom’s struggle to get her kids’ school to be more accountable to her children, and that new, new, SWV’s comeback video. Yaas!
Of course, I’m monitoring the site for any more tomfoolery, but I wanted to extend a heartfelt apology to anyone who was affected by the HackerBastards—a bunch of people who clearly have nothing else better to do with their time other than to rob, steal and ruin the hard work of others for kicks.
MyBrownBaby is back in business. Carry on. And have a wickedly delicious weekend!
Mom. NY Times bestselling author. Pop culture ninja. Unapologetic lover of shoes, bacon and babies. Nice with the verbs. Founder of the top black parenting website, MyBrownBaby.