Is There Truth to Black Women Stereotypes?

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Stereotypes among different racial groups run a dime a dozen. When it comes to black women stereotypes, I’ve heard them all. Sometimes people make generalizations based on humor, but often times they are downright offensive. Most recently the Atlanta Hawks’ general manager, Wes Wilcox joked about the “angry black woman” stereotype, which got my husband and…

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The Truth About Classroom Behavior Charts


It’s no secret that providing kids with an incentive is an effective way to get them to behave and complete tasks in our household. The same system rings true in many classrooms. Teachers may also get positive results with classroom behavior charts. However, according to a Washington Post article, rewarding a child may only work…

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Mom Speaks Out Against Teacher’s Note About Daughter’s Hair


One mom is speaking out against a teacher’s note she received about the amount of oil in her daughter’s hair, which has me scratching my head. Not everyone understands the dynamic of caring for curly hair, but whatever happened to respecting others. Let me preface by saying that moisture is key to maintaining kinky curly hair,…

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To the Cop Who Pulled Us Over

To the Cop Who Pulled Us Over

We were on our way to dance class when all of sudden I saw flashing lights in the rear view mirror. It was a cop pulling us over. “Oh my God,” I said. “What happen?” My daughter asked. “The cops are stopping us,” I responded. “What does that mean?” She asked. For a moment I thought about…

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Why More Moms Are Crowdfunding Maternity Leave

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When a co-worker told me about The Today Show running a piece on moms crowdfunding maternity leave, the first thing that came to mind was “why didn’t I think of that?” NBC News Correspondent Olivia Sterns spoke with a couple moms from Virginia with a financial dilemma, each facing maternity leave with no support from…

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Barbie Gets a Makeover, So I Put My 5-Year-Old to the Test


Barbie has gotten a makeover and many folks are excited about her new tall, curvy and petite looks. Mattel, the maker of Barbie, recently unveiled three new types of the iconic doll. Not only does she have different body types, Barbie also comes in different ethnicities with various hair textures.   A curvy Barbie with naturally curly…

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Mark Zuckerberg Changes Diapers; Should We Be Impressed?

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It’s been a while since I went off on a rant. But after seeing a photo of Mark Zuckerberg changing his baby Maxima’s diaper on his Facebook page, I couldn’t hold back. The picture shows Zuckerberg affectionately looking at Max while holding her legs with a burp cloth placed neatly on his shoulder and a caption that reads,…

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Baby Dies at Daycare, Now Mom Demands Change