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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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#LogOffSis: A Critique of Our Attachment to Social Media

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Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash #LogOffSis A Critique of Our Attachment to Social Media By Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Before I get into this, I want you to know I do recognize the irony of you reading this message of #LogOffSis from your cell phone or computer screen. But truth be told, the digital space is the most effective,…

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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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God Told Me My Abortion Story Would Help Other Women

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Photo by Mike Von on Unsplash God Told Me My Abortion Story Would Help Other Women As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Monica K. Sharp and I attended the University of Missouri together and were in the same journalism organization. Recently, I saw she wrote about her abortion on her blog. So I reached out to see if she…

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How To Raise Pro-Black Kids: Reprogramming Your Anti-Blackness

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Photo by Kiana Bosman on Unsplash How To Raise Pro-Black Kids: Reprogramming Your Anti-Blackness By Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Originally published on MadameNoire.com Last year, Gabrielle Union shared an interesting anecdote on an Essence Festival panel about her sons and their preference for lighter-skinned women. When she asked the sons she’s raising with Dwyane Wade who were the women they…

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