I Had A Baby at 16. Another at 20. And Today is My College Graduation.

I Had A Baby at 16. Another at 20. And Today is My College Graduation.

by Melanie Yvette

Today, at around 3PM, Syreeta Martin will walk across the stage at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, where she will accept her… Read More

[PHOTOS] REAL MOTHERS AND SONS: AN UNBREAKABLE BOND

[PHOTOS] REAL MOTHERS AND SONS: AN UNBREAKABLE BOND

To celebrate the lives of mothers who have given their all and are doing the work of raising young Black men, here are nine portraits… Read More

Why Mother's Day Matters

Why Mother's Day Matters

by Jonathan Pitts-Wiley

As I sat in the card aisle agonizing over the utter lack of grandmother-oriented card selections and struggled to keep track of just… Read More

[PHOTOS] White Moms, Black Kids

[PHOTOS] White Moms, Black Kids

For Black kids who are the offspring of biracial unions, or those adopted by white families, navigating race can eventually become complicated. Or… Read More

Infinite Ache:<br />
My First Mother's Day Without Her

Infinite Ache:
My First Mother's Day Without Her

by Saeed Jones

I was still sitting in the front row, staring at the sunflowers I had picked out for my mother’s coffin, when a man patted… Read More

Mama Said: Motherhood Inspired

Mama Said: Motherhood Inspired

by Claire Mcintosh

Whether she’s raising a brood of five on her own, parenting from a war zone, earning her diploma  and homeschooling or caring for little… Read More

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And Then Life Happens: A Memoir

[EXCERPT]
And Then Life Happens: A Memoir

by #teamEBONY

Editor’s Note: Midway through this evocative memoir, Auma Obama (the author and Kenyan half-sister of President Barack… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 4:<br />
The Barnes

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 4:
The Barnes

by Joicelyn Dingle

The first time Derrick Barnes laid eyes on the woman he would later marry, he couldn’t have drawn a more perfect picture. From… Read More

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Teen Clothes Woes

[ADVICE]
Teen Clothes Woes

by Yan Searcy

My fourteen-year-old daughter has been wearing boy clothes and boxers.  I’m afraid that she is lesbian. Is there anything I… Read More

PERSONAL SPACE: Balancing Act

PERSONAL SPACE: Balancing Act

by Amy DuBois Barnett

In late February, I traveled to the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus where my mother, Marguerite Ross Barnett… Read More

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