black moms

LeBron James’ Love Letter To Single Moms On The Shriver Report

LeBron James' sweet letter to his single mom—his champion—will make you want to call your mama and say, "thank you."

– Jan 15, 2014

This Is 45—And Other Happy Birthday Musings

I've never felt stronger, wiser, more confident, beautiful, sexy or smarter than on this day.

– Oct 21, 2013

Are Black Moms Meaner Than Most? {MyBrownBaby Open Thread}

We know Black moms love our babies and that we care for their every need just like any other mom. But my God, the cursing, the beating, the emotional abuse that we see all-too-many Black moms unleashing on their children in the street, at the mall, on public transportation, in school, out in public, hurts us to my core.

– Oct 17, 2013

Get A Degree, Go Straight To Jail: A Mom Learns A Tough Lesson After Shoplifting

By SHARISSE TRACEY SMITH Right after graduating from college I went to jail for shoplifting. I charged the four storage bins in my shopping cart...

– May 28, 2013

Michelle Obama’s Hair: FLOTUS Bangs Are Sexy, Grown and Inspiring For Moms

Virginia Republicans are hijacking the state’s electoral vote system, Congress is prepping for another debt ceiling knock-down, drag-out, and, for the first time ever, the...

– Jan 24, 2013

Why I’m Voting For Barack Obama In the 2012 Presidential Election

Last night marked the last of the debates between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and with just two weeks to go...

– Oct 23, 2012

Baby Number Three In the Millner/Chiles Household?

A typical conversation on growing children, procreation and being 43, as had this morning, before I got even a sip of coffee into my system:...

– Sep 26, 2012

A Different Labor Day: Improving Maternity Health For Black Moms and Babies

Labor Day holds a very special place in my heart for a very specific reason: I grew up in a household with parents who were...

– Sep 3, 2012

Go Denene! It’s My Birthday!

Today, I celebrate another birthday—a milestone that, after all these years, never, ever seems to get stale. I still go to sleep the night before...

– Oct 21, 2011