Category Archives: two.cents
On Jheri Curls, Social Media, and Memes
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Posting personal moments and pictures on social media leaves you open to criticism and insensitivity of complete strangers. One mother found out the hard way about the importance of protecting her children’s precious moments.

342 Victims — A Gun Has More Liberty Than A Human Life
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Understanding why 342 victims in mass shootings has not changed the gun conversation. (photo courtesy of constantinereport.com)

On Breastfeeding, Exposed Nipples, and Displaced Judgment
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Images of Karlesha Thurman and other mothers are exactly what our society needs. How can we support over sexualization of the female body by praising celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Madonna, but remain adverse to breastfeeding?

A Tale of Two Single Mothers – An American Story
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[posted at theFeministWire.com] Two different single mothers in different states are forced to make life altering decisions. The system was never designed to protect their interests.

Preserving Hope for Our Nigerian Daughters
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This is not the first time that someone has kidnapped young school girls in the name of religion. #BringOurGirlsBack so that we might preserve the hope that remains.

Talking White and Living Black–The Art of Code Switching
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[posted at ForHarriet.com]
“Why you talk white?”
I grew accustomed to hearing this question from classmates throughout my formative years as an African child growing up in America.

Powerless Black Mothers
Black mothers can not win against racial subjectivity.  Race forms the subjective perception that stumps jurors in cases like Martin and Davis.

[posted at MyBrownBaby.com] Black mothers can not win against racial subjectivity. Race forms the subjective perception that stumps jurors in cases like Martin and Davis.

Far from the tragedy…Remembering 9/11
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Far from the tragedy, but close to the pain of 9/11.

Year of the Woman
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2012 was an amazing year for women across the country. As the instrumental factor in the 2012 presidential election, women swept political seats and were tireless crusaders across the world. This year should be aptly named the Year of the Woman!

Why Teachers Matter More than Ever
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I refuse to be caught up in the political rhetoric: gun control vs mental health…parent responsibility vs young adult accountability. One simple truth is that we need teachers now more than ever. Read more–>

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