Forty-one-year-old woman with husband and three kids seeks consort/right-hand lady/stand-in to cut a sistah some slack/work out some things around the house when she...

– Sep 8, 2010

We Need More Black Children's Books On Borders's Bookshelves NOW.

My neighborhood Borders was running a children's book drive for a local hospital and since Denene loves the children and books, I offered to purchase...

– Aug 12, 2010

Black Moms and Ghetto Parents: They Are NOT One in the Same

Five years ago, Nick and I traded in our home in a lovely, comfortably upper middle class neighborhood in New Jersey for a house in...

– Jul 14, 2010

Salma Hayek, Kim Kardashian and "Creepy" Breastfeeding

I mean seriously: What gets people so worked up about breastfeeding? The baby is hungry, nature put milk in your boob to satisfy that hunger...

– Jun 30, 2010

Deep Sigh.

This mess right here? I can’t. And I won’t. But somebody’s mama clearly should have. Press play to see what I mean.

– May 14, 2010

Real Friends Don't Call Friends "The Maid"

Miss Millie: You kids are so clean. You wanna come work for me? Be my maid?Sophia: Hell no. from The Color Purple These lines, and...

– Apr 21, 2010

What's Your Kid Having For School Lunch Today?

Let me be the first to raise my hand and cop to it: I don't always feed my family the healthiest meals. I mean, we...

– Apr 12, 2010

Cheetah Girl Gone Wild

I get it: It’s never been an easy fete for a child star to make the transition into adult (working) actor, right? I mean, Hollywood...

– Apr 9, 2010

I Am a Black Writer

EDITOR’S NOTE: I originally wrote this piece for my writer friend, Eisa Eulen, author of the novel, Crystelle Mourning, and the purveyor of EisaUlen.com, where...

– Feb 9, 2010

Boy, Please.

So I messed up and left the house without my iPod (again) and NPR was still playing classical music (which I don't mind but wasn't...

– Jan 28, 2010