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Category Archives: black babies

What We Shouldn’t Tell Our Children About the Trayvon Martin Verdict

 — written by my sista Salina Gray I’ M saddened and actually surprised by the number of people who carry such FEAR and worry into their parenting. And what’s most … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where are their comfort dogs?

At first, I thought that comparing the experiences of the slain children in Newtown to the slain black and brown children across this country was insensitive. I thought that it … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Still Here

Hey everyone – I know it’s been awhile, but we’re still here! I take full responsibility for the quietness of this site…but if you didn’t know, I had a baby! … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · 9 Comments

Coming Clean

I have secrets. Several of them, to be more accurate. Secrets that I am not so much ashamed of, but are reluctant to tell people about. Reluctant because I don’t … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 9 Comments

I am Troy Davis

Southern trees bear a strange fruit. Blood on the leaves and blood at the root. –Billie Holiday. I wasn’t a proponent of the death penalty yesterday; I’m not one today. … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 3 Comments


Please don’t ignore this. While our media was covering our country’s government was playing chicken and being fear mongers over the national debt because we have so much money to … Continue reading

August 3, 2011 · 3 Comments

Hair Weaves For Little Girls

I don’t know if it rises to the level of an epidemic, but lately I’ve seen a number of little girls – as in, girls under the age of 12 … Continue reading

July 1, 2011 · 29 Comments

being black

Written by CocoaMamas contributor Mikila. I just read an article about a woman named Sandra Laing who is a black South African born to white South African parents.  The problem … Continue reading

June 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

My Brown Boy?

Written by new CocoaMamas contributor HarlemMommy.  Welcome her to CocoaMamas! As a Black woman, I was prepared to nurture my brown child.  Showering her with love for her complexion. Empowering … Continue reading

May 31, 2011 · 5 Comments

“No One Can Say Anything To Me…”

So….Ellen Pompeo is running around giving her opinion on race relations, and what black people need. (h/t @daowens44 on twitter) The relevant parts are between 45 seconds and 2:45. As … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · 39 Comments
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