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Pain, Plans & Picking A Donor: A Black Woman’s IVF Journey

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Photo by Baptista Ime James on Unsplash Pain, Plans & Picking A Donor: A Black Woman’s IVF Journey As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Alexis Garrett Stodghill shares her very intimate, emotionally, and physically draining journey to freeze her eggs and have a child. NSNC: Were marriage and children something you always saw for yourself or was it something…

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Being Pro-Black When You’re Perceived As White

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Photo by Juli Kosolapova on Unsplash Being Pro-Black When You’re Perceived As White As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Originally published on MadameNoire.com When I started to interview therapists and parents about raising pro-Black children, I didn’t consider all realities. Being that the story idea was based on Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, I was thinking about parents who…

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Black Doctors, Black Women, and Pregnancy: I Was Pregnant With A Hole In My Heart & Doctors Told Me To Toughen Up

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Black Doctors, Black Women, and Pregnancy: I Was Pregnant With A Hole In My Heart & Doctors Told Me To Toughen Up As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Brooke was pregnant with her second son when she realized something was wrong with her heart. But her doctors dismissed her, ignoring her concerns. Her story is one of thousands when…

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I Didn’t Want Southern Church Folk To Distract Me From God, So I Stopped Going To Church

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Photo by Zach Vessels on Unsplash I Didn’t Want Southern Church Folk To Distract Me From God, So I Stopped Going To Church As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Shantice describes how the horrible behavior at her church, from Pastor on down, caused her to get to know God outside of the building and away from the people. When…

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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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A Black Childhood Memory: An Indiana Black Girl’s Interaction With The Klan

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Photo by Etty Fidele on Unsplash An Indiana Black Girl’s Interaction With The Klan By Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com I’ve been thinking about the Klan a lot lately. One, because my husband had us watching some Vice documentary on “the new Klan” which purported to be different from the old one. As you might assume, it was some bullshit. They…

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