Can Americans Care for Their Families Without Losing Their Jobs?

We work long hours. We work multiple jobs. We can barely afford healthcare, or we’re doing without. We’re stitching together childcare, or we’re sending our kids to school with H1N1.   We exert ourselves to be good spouses, sons and daughters, parents, members of our community, friends - in snatched moments from being good but insecure employees.   And while we may talk amongst ourselves about hard it is to manage it all, perhaps we feel that this is just life and try to muddle through as best we can, on our own…  ...more

Angela Jackson: Full of Grace

by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs...more

Blogalicious Power!!

The Blogalicious conference this weekend in Atlanta was mind-blowingly great. Over 250 bloggers, primarily women of color, " black, white, Latina, Caribbean, Asian-Pacific, and Native-American bloggers, among other nationalities", gathered for the weekend to talk, make connections, support each other in our writing and careers, and celebrate each others' fabulous blogging. The knowledge shared during Blogalicious was phenomenal.



I think you captured every emotion all of us women felt that wonderful ...more

When a Black Family Adopts a White Child - A Different Twist on Transcultural Adoption

Chitlun's and greens for dinner? Malt Liquor in the baby bottle? Fried chicken for an after-school snack? Many of the discussions surrounding transracial adoption center on white families who adopt children of color. Conversations about international adoption and the emotional toll that adoption can cause for adult adoptee's and their parents are common and usually based on how to maintain one's cultural identity yet adapt to a new and sometimes hostile environment. ...more
We adopted our lovely AA daughter (now 4)  transracially  and I don't see any problems with a ...more

The Michelle Obama Effect- From Loud and Brash to Loving with Class: Targeting African-American Moms

The lines have been drawn in the sand and consumer brands and their pr teams better sit up and take notice. For years affluent African-American moms have been crying foul regarding campaigns that show them as loud, brash, cold, and bossy. Until now their grumbles have been relatively contained to the beauty salons, churches, and at Sunday family dinners. ...more

It's bothersome how African American women are often portrayed. I agree with Kimberly that ...more

Blogging While Brown July 25-27, 2008 Atlanta, GA

I hadn't heard of this conference.  I won't be able to attend this year but have sent the ...more

Qhemet Biologics Burdock Butter Cream

Qhemet Biologics Burdock Butter Cream Last week I finally got my sample of the Burdock Butter Cream from Qhemet Biologics ($16, online store). Many femmes with relaxed tresses or softer hair textures have complained that the consistency of the Amla and Olive Oil Heavy Cream is entirely too much to bare on their locks. However, they need something with a bit more hold and weight than the other moisturizers from this brand. ...more

Minority Media & Marketing

Straight from a 1963 interview with Leonard Evans, founder of the Negro National Network and the 'Tuesday' supplement. ...more