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ABD #10

2,000 words. A dance class. A soccer practice. A migraine. Talk to y’all tomorrow.

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Why I Find It Hard to “Celebrate” Roe v. Wade

Reblogging, January 22, 2014 January 23, 2013 I am many things. I am a woman. I am a mother. I am black woman and mother to black kids. I am … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

In memoriam: Remember their names

First graders. Teachers. Principal. Psychologist. Charlotte Bacon, 6, Daniel Barden, 7, Olivia Engel, 6, Josephine Gay, 7, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6, Dylan Hockley, 6, Madeleine F. Hsu, 6, Catherine V. … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 2 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

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

  My four year old precocious, bright, funny, gorgeous son… is a pimp. Ok maybe not in the 1970s Blaxploitation sense.. but he definitely brings all the girls to the … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

dying in the streets

i wasn’t even going to comment on trayvon’s death. so many others have said so many eloquent things that i just didn’t feel the need to add anything. but then … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Out the Mouth

“If you speak Chinese, you must be white.” ****** The other day, my son, age 6, my daughter, age 4, and my husband and I (age 30 something) were driving … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

I Pledge Allegiance?

For the last two weeks, my daughter has been making the same observation wherever we go:  “Look, Mommy; the American flag!…God Bless America!”  We don’t talk much about the flag … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 8 Comments
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