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Black Women and Extended Family: My Uncle Cut Me Off Once I Stopped Paying His Bills

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Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash Black Women and Extended Family: My Uncle Cut Me Off Once I Stopped Paying His Bills As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Originally published on MadameNoire.com We all know the wealth disparities that exist between White men and everyone else in this country. And with Black women earning only 63 cents to every…

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This Mother Says She Trusts Her Husband, But She Still Doesn’t Let Him Bathe Their Daughter

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Source: JGI/Tom Grill / Getty by Veronica Wells via MadameNoire.com There are some things you could never know about people—until you know them. And by that time it’s too late. I’ll explain later; but first, an anecdote. I was visiting a friend recently and in a moment of near-drunken revelation, she shared that when her daughter was first born, she…

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Why Michelle Obama’s Comments About How We Raise Our Sons Gave Me Pause.

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Michelle Obama By Mwabi Kaira Michelle Obama was recently interviewed by poet Elizabeth Alexander at the first annual Obama Foundation Summit.  What she said about parenting is not a new sentiment.  Michelle said, “It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys, and we raise our girls. We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we…

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