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[MODERN MOM]
Pacifier, No Shame

by Asha French

It takes unmitigated gall to try to snatch a pacifier from the mouth of a toddler. Had my daughter been another type of child, the… Read More

ZODIAC LOUNGE:<br />
GEMINI THIS WEEK 2/3 - 2/9

ZODIAC LOUNGE:
GEMINI THIS WEEK 2/3 - 2/9

by Samuel F. Reynolds

Gemini  (May 21st to June 20th) This Thursday, Mercury retrogrades, or, appears to move backward from the Earth’s perspective. … Read More

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ASK B. SCOTT:
My Sister's a Bad Mother

by B. Scott

Dear B. Scott, My older sister had a baby three years ago and he’s the cutest little thing ever. I love when… Read More

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Doulas and Black Motherhood

by Josie Pickens

As far as I’m concerned, there is always country for Erykah Badu, whether she’s blowing us away with her genre- and spirit-shifting… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 34: The Browns

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 34: The Browns

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

“When you are removed from everything you think you are chasing, it allows you to slow down and see what is important,”… Read More

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[MODERN MOM]
My Advice Diet

by Asha French

There are quite a few reasons this column will never be an advice column.   I don’t have training… Read More

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[MODERN MOM]
To My Messy Girl

by Asha French

Dear Daughter, For days now, we’ve been putting our shoes where they belong as soon as we walk into our home. It’s… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 33:<br />
The Smothermans

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 33:
The Smothermans

by Joicelyn Dingle

D’Anthony Marshall Smotherman is a dedicated teacher and track coach who recently moved to Atlanta. Originally from St. Louis… Read More

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"But He's a Good Dad!"

by Damon Young

It’s usually said defensively. Almost even reflexively, like the person saying it is so used to saying it that they’re… Read More

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[FATHER/HOOD] Kwanzaa in Retrospect

by Shawn Taylor

Two weeks after imani and the close of the holiday season, I’m left with the following question about my child’s future… Read More

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