****Added:  I wanted to say more about the “why” of what I said below, so I shot a quick video to do so since my kiddos are here & I didn’t have the time to write it all out eloquently.  I posted a “quick” (15 minute—oops) to my Facebook page.**** //// Hey CT Dude.  I […]

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netizen |ˈnetəzən| noun a user of the Internet, esp. a habitual or avid one. //// (By the way, Happy Father’s Day to my 3ish male readers who may or may not be Father’s!) Christianity Today’s perspective on Should Christians Support Reparations for African-Americans. On my new (& shiny) Facebook page: Mixed HAIRitage I asked what […]

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Forgive the terribly vague and awful amount of skirting I’m about to do, but I could use some help from my community.  Trust me, this is the not the blog post any blogger wants to write…publicly.  In fact, the thought of writing this post has broken me down in tears about three times.  There wouldn’t […]

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Maya Angelou

Beautiful Maya via Don’t shoot the messenger! Hey, I’m just the messenger! A flippant yet poignant phrase, no?  The implication that someone is bringing a message of some sort to me from someone else, carrying it like a box of unsteady explosives or a barrel of chocolates.  The medium is superfluous, the messenger simply has […]

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Every other day or so I do my hair.  Every week or so I wash my hair.  Every other week or so I re-style my hair. If I’m going to do all that work any old way, why not make a hair vlogging channel?  My friend, Sharry has been trying to get me to do […]

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How Does God make Things Happen?  With YOUR hands. Reads page 1 – page 2 of one of the best books I ever bought my sons. How does God feed the poor?  With YOUR Hands. Reads page 3. The last page concludes that God makes things happen with big hands, little hands, weak hands and […]

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Beneath the stereotype of the angry black woman is an overlooked vulnerability. Rahiel Tesfamariam writes that black women act as if there is a war being waged against us. Yes, yes and more yes. Tesfamariam recognizes that the U.S. still doesn’t know how to deal with the “angry black woman,” whether she’s Solange in an […]

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rhysie graduation

When he was a baby, I had the whole post-partum depression thing going on.  He was ALWAYS talking aka screaming.  I was frustrated. Our first son, he was the baby that never cried.  Almost never.  But, along came Rhys, crying like a banshee.  My expectations were off kilter. He started trying to nurse WHILE STANDING […]

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