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10 Firsts for African-American Women

Let us salute these African-American women not only during Black History Month but also throughout the year.

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When I Called My Stepmom “Mom”

I was two years old when my stepmother Gini burst into my life like a glamorous, marauding Valkyrie set on bending me to her will. She had platinum blond hair worn in an Aqua-Net bouffant, thick black eyeliner, and a … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Can You Tell Me How You’ve Done It?

Dear Mom, I can imagine the feeling of sheer joy you felt the day he was born. I can imagine the peace that blanketed you while your arms blanketed him. I can imagine the look in your eyes as you … Continue reading

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