Posts Tagged "love"

Feeling Some Kinda Way

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Feeling Some Kinda Way

Childbirth is ironic, isn’t it? A mother carries life for 9-months, the effects on her body are astounding, the pain of delivery is excruciating. Yet, when a mother loses her child, the pain felt during birth is eclipsed by the unfathomable pain of her child’s life being taken away. February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was killed.  He was a 17-year-old African-American boy who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.  My first born son had just turned 6-months old. July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in New York City, after a police officer put him in a choke hold...

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Blackish: A Black Mother’s View

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Blackish: A Black Mother’s View

When the show Black-ish first premiered I received text message after text message from friends saying, “Girl, this show is all about you and Jason!” First, let me say, “Tracee Ellis Ross, if you’re reading this, you’re my best friend…in my head!” At the core, Black-ish follows a modern day, middle class, African American family. The parents have reached a perceived level of success, and they live in a world were cultural assimilation has caused Dre (the father) to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background...

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Don’t Make A Mommy Angry…

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Don’t Make A Mommy Angry…

I use to think that my mother was a bit psychotic when it came to defending her children. There were times when we were afraid to tell her that someone did something to us because we knew when our mother got started there was no stopping her–she was the female Hulk. But, now that I’m a mother I have a greater respect for my mother’s love. To this day I remember when I realized just how much she loved me. It was the summer before entering high school. I was riding my bike with my best friend, while my little brother and his buddies played with their trucks and raced up and down the...

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