Stripping Goes Mainstream and Who Suffers? Girls Girls Girls

Stripping Goes Mainstream and Who Suffers? Girls Girls Girls

by Denene Millner

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[ESSAY] How I Learned to Forgive My Father

[ESSAY] How I Learned to Forgive My Father

by Jasmine Johnson

My father has always been around, but his presence wasn't always significant. He existed off in the northern periphery of my life, and… Read More

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Villages Don’t Raise Children Anymore

[FATHER/HOOD]
Villages Don’t Raise Children Anymore

by Shawn Taylor

Let’s go way back. On the 1996 De La Soul classic Stakes Is High, Posdnuos emceed “Neighborhoods are now… Read More

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Screw That Princeton Mom Letter: Preparing OUR Girls for Love at College

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Here’s what Susan Patton, a nice, Upper East Side Jewish mom who graduated Princeton Class ’77, wants my daughters to… Read More

[FATHER/HOOD] The ABCs of Fatherhood

[FATHER/HOOD] The ABCs of Fatherhood

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Recently, I’ve received several requests for “advice” about fatherhood. I have no problem with sharing my experiences… Read More

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I've dreamt of being a mommy ever since I was a little girl.  My gift request for birthdays, Christmas and 'just because'… Read More

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A Mother's Miracle Baby

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by Brooke Obie

Mylah Perkins wasn’t supposed to be born. The OB-GYN told Mina Perkins as much during her 19th ultrasound… Read More

[FATHER/HOOD] ‘Am I a Father or a Black Father?’<br />

[FATHER/HOOD] ‘Am I a Father or a Black Father?’

by Shawn Taylor

I never thought about my life being an activity worthy of eyeballing. I’ve been wrong not to consider this. When race and masculinity… Read More

[FATHER/HOOD] Retooling Manhood for Sensitivity

[FATHER/HOOD] Retooling Manhood for Sensitivity

by Shawn Taylor

I am writing this on International Women’s Day. My daughter, 18-days away from turning 5, is asleep in my lap. Her breathing… Read More

[FATHER/HOOD] Carving Out Daddy Time

[FATHER/HOOD] Carving Out Daddy Time

by Shawn Taylor

My grandfather (R.I.P.) did not talk much. But when he did, I made sure I listened—even if I had to eavesdrop. To this day… Read More

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