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11 Things About Sex My Christian Family Hid from Me That I Want My Daughter to Know

By Barbara McNally My mother’s talk about sex was nonexistent, like in many fundamental Christian homes. Her only words were, “Don’t do it. Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” So I was naïve and … Continue reading

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Why did the ‘poor Mercedes lady’ evoke such a passionate response?

By Soraya Nadia McDonald By now, you’ve seen it, or heard about it, or at least scrolled past the link on Facebook. The first-person account in The Washington Post of Darlena Cunha, the mom who drove her husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor … Continue reading

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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

By Darlena Cunha Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from … Continue reading

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How I lost my middle-class life

By Jayme Reid Recently I read an article in the New York Times Magazine by Dominique Browning, the former House and Garden magazine editor who lost her job when the magazine folded in 2007. Like “The Bag Lady Papers,” a … Continue reading

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The Color of David: Raising Brown Kids in America

By Lucia Brawley I zoomed around the bend with our double stroller, excited to show my girls, three and one, the Baby Jesus sleeping in his manger, surrounded by Mary, Joseph and the wise men on Alhambra Circle in Coral … Continue reading

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Single motherhood in U.S. increases sharply

By Carol Morello More than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried, the Census Bureau said Wednesday in a report that shows sharp discrepancies in single mothers related to income, education and race. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Moms from Kid President

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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Mom’s work is never done – and now it’s worth less, too

By Allison Linn If moms earned wages for the work they do around the house and with the kids, they’d be getting a pay cut this year.The take-home pay that a mother would earn for everything from cooking to handling … Continue reading

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Marcus Garvey – The Black Mother

Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was and still is a prolific figure in our history. He left us a great legacy of Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism that is still being spoken about and debated to this day. Among the many endeavors he embarked … Continue reading

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