Black Girl Speaks

Mammogram, Mom-mogram

It's Wellness Wednesday Black Girls!   Last week, I took my daughter with me to my first mammogram appointment. According to her, it was a "mom-mogram." I hadn't planned on making it a lesson for her when I scheduled it over a month ago. (I actually forgot and didn't get…

Throwback Thursday: Guns & Children…Again

[caption id="attachment_2364" align="alignright" width="960"] Living carefree is a luxury no longer afforded to even children.[/caption] Guns and Children Throwback Thursday: December 15, 2012 Yesterday, I played with my one-year-old daughter after picking her up early from school, as I usually do. As we laughed, I thought about those parents in…

Children Are People Too

Earlier in the week, while teaching my daughter a history lesson and simultaneously mentally reviewing the day’s unfinished task list, my patience and tolerance began to grow thin.  In the midst of my explanations of the connections between the influence of the Roman Empire and why Christians celebrated Christmas in…

Being Black: The Death Sentence in America

[caption id="attachment_2314" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Charleena Lyles[/caption] Since October, the police have come to my house no less than ten times. That's alarming because being Black in America can be a crime with a death sentence. They were called anonymously by someone upset that I homeschool my children. (That's an entirely…
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