Okay, so it’s not official or anything, but its happening. A friend of mine just asked why I’m involved in so many things and why can’t I focus on just one. I likened it to my motherhood. I have more than one baby and I feel I have to spread my love and attention around […]
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My Momma had four daughters and two sons to raise. I can understand the need for what she called nerve pills and times she spent whole days in bed, daring us to come to her room. But perhaps the hardest time for her was when we got our periods. That so misunderstood and feared red […]
I caught the March 16 protest of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Pratt supporters on the news recently. Many African American faces, a couple white. Polarizing. A phone call from a concerned friend: “Girl, how many white faces did you count?”
What a cold and distant place a woman must descend to in order to watch her own flesh and blood baby waste away. Recent news stories about two sisters accused of neglect and murder crippled me emotionally. How could they keep their dire circumstances hidden, and did they have anyone in their lives to save […]
by Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle Black History Month. This is the month set aside for the appreciation of African American Heritage. For me, it is the most complicated time of the year when it comes to my VIEWS. I am reflective, angry, proud, disappointed, appreciative, suspicious, sensitive, all at once.