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As far as first dates go, photographers Bee and Rog Walker’s rendezvous was unassuming. It kicked off with a screening of Bill… Read More

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It's been three months since Fathers Day 2013—the one day out of the year that many of us actually think about fatherhood… Read More

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Love Come Down

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Love Come Down

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Two minutes after she was born, my daughter knew I had her food in my hospital gown. As she nursed, my levels of oxytocin soared… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 26: The Nevels

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Richard and Dmetri Nevels are social luminaries in the nightlife of Savannah, Georgia. Music is pertinent to their pleasure—all… Read More

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For close to 11 consecutive years, I’ve worked in adolescent mental health and juvenile justice. While I love what I do, I… Read More

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During our weekly ritual, I comb my daughter’s hair and repeatedly yell “I’ll be damned!” in the part of… Read More

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It was the 2,691st diaper that sent me to Meetup.com, cruising for other people who knew my sweet hell. I wanted to meet… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 25: The Eppersons

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Over 20 years ago on the platform of the uptown 1 train at Manhattan’s 59th Street, a then 29-year-old Rodney Epperson spotted… Read More

For the Sake of Our Children

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When parents split up, kids shouldn’t suffer. If your relationship with your little ones is important, you must make peace with your ex and… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 24: The Rosses

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 24: The Rosses

by Joicelyn Dingle

Harlem-born John Edward Ross III met his beloved at a mall in Atlanta through his cousin. The meeting, however, was uneventful for… Read More

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