Aside from the deep throated coughing that made me suspicious of Biden's COVID status, his recent comments lived up to my image of him. In an interview with Charlamagne Tha God on Breakfast Club, presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered a manifesto for Black people.
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Valentine’s Day is this Friday. In celebration, we’re spending the week celebrating love in all the forms it takes throughout the quadrants. L(ove)LAP 🖖
One of the few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s run that centers Geordi La Forge in it’s A-plot, “Interface,” follows the chief engineer as he uses an experimental interface to his VISOR to try to reach his missing mother who also happens to be a Starfleet Captain.
Moises Valencia is a single father. His overalls and bright yellow safety vest are splattered with what looks like paint. Between working two jobs, he often struggles with making it to parent teacher conferences and events at his son’s school in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He can’t afford to miss a shift, but he really wants to be more involved in his son’s education.
“Some of the teachers used to ask why I didn’t care about my children in the past. I was never able to make meetings and it hu...
I didn't learn much about life insurance growing up, apart from seeing Alex Trebek's insurance commercials on TV..when my employer offered me the option to buy into a life insurance policy, I had no idea where to start. With some help, I finally settled on a policy — and I'm so glad I did. My life insurance ensures my son will be taken care of if I die, and as a Black single mom, it may also help build generational wealth.
After we’ve eaten our fill for the holidays, we’re often left questioning our impulse control. Most of us make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, and save money come January 1. But here’s some good news—you don’t have to wait until 2020 to make another list of New Year’s resolutions.
September 28th marks the beginning of a new moon, so why not start a new habit now? You don’t have to be into astrology to benefit from the new moon, which symbolizes the perfect time to refocu...
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Sex addiction is a real mental health issue, so let's talk about barriers to treatment
Too many of us have stories about struggling to access the care we need. Often, health care obstacles are directly tied to medicine’s gender bias, as well as stigmas relating to our race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, age, size, income, and condition. In our series Pain Today, we are highlighting these stories through personal and reported essays, hoping to empower e...
Back-to-school season means I can get back to dating as a single mom. Here are my tips for other single parents
My son and I moved back to my hometown, where he just started first grade. I love being back where I grew up and I’ve already reconnected with childhood friends who are also now parents. My son adores his nearby cousins, and our new home is really coming together. Here’s the thing though—I am so ready to date. Unlike bigger cities, I am from a small town where online dating isn’t popping for my demographic (Black single moms who want to date a non-racist working man, but don’t want a one nigh...
Welcome to our woman-run business spotlight. Here at Grass-fields, we believe in the power of ethical, empowered entrepreneurs. Our founders Christelle and Michele Nganhou have created a strong foundation and we want to celebrate other women business owners around the world who are doing amazing work.
So what does it take to create a brand? We sat down with Taji Magazine owner and photographer Nay Marie to find out. Taji Magazine will celebrate its five year anniversary this year.
Growing up, my mother’s favorite unsolicited advice was “don’t get pregnant.” It was a constant theme in our conversations, especially when girls from my high school missed prom because they were too far along. When I got to college, other women in my life repeated the same mantra with their own addendum:
“Don’t get pregnant, your hips will spread.”
“Don’t get pregnant, you’ll never graduate.”
“Don’t get pregnant, a baby will ruin your dreams.”
“Don’t get pregnant, you’ll just keep having bab...
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at the slavery reparations hearing and called out Mitch McConnell. Wochit, Wochit
This summer the Malcolm X Debate Program at the University of Louisville partnered with Upward Bound to pilot a summer debate program. A little over 80 students participated in the two-week debate camp. Their topic? The United States Federal Government should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves living in the U.S.
First, this is not a(nother) case for why black people deserv...
I spent the last year convincing myself that Netflix binges and deep social media rabbit holes were my stress relievers. All of the work-life balance trainings I attended at my then-job would say things like, “Watch your favorite show” or “Get your hair done” or “Treat yourself to a meal at a nice restaurant.” While those things may have been fun in the moment, they actually created a deficit for my energy because they weren’t getting to the root of my anxiety.
So when I made the decision to ...
Spike gives Black viewers a second chance with his latest hit: See You Yesterday. It's the perfect blend on STEM and #BlackivesMatter.
In “I Rise,” a series from HelloGiggles, Black women writers examine Black women’s mental health from every angle—from what it takes to access treatment, to the exchange of trauma across generations. We hope this series arms women with information and power, and opens up more space for this important conversation to take place.
Black women may be magical, but we’re not invincible. And while #selfcare is trending, putting those hashtags into practice on a consistent basis is a whole different ...