Category: #MotherOfColorSays…

“Was There a TV/DVD Player/Electricity When You Were Growing Up?”

“Was There a TV/DVD Player/Electricity When You Were Growing Up?”

| October 22, 2017 | Reply

The other day, Layla was home with a tummy bug. Luckily it was nothing serious, and the regular regimen of liquids, crackers, chicken noodle and Culturelle did the trick. While Netflix was usually enough to keep her occupied, the programming wasn’t enough to stop her from chatting with Mom. So, as I sat typing a […]

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Seems Like He’s Raping……

Seems Like He’s Raping……

| July 17, 2017 | 1 Reply

……..As a parent myself and the mother of two daughters, these allegations are heartbreaking and horrific. I cannot imagine the pain their loved ones are going through, having awareness of what’s going on and desperate to get their daughters away from the self-proclaimed ‘Pied Piper of R&B.’ But I also must ask, as a woman […]

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Book Review: “Back To Your Love” by Kianna Alexander (TDT Series)

Book Review: “Back To Your Love” by Kianna Alexander (TDT Series)

| April 26, 2017 | Reply

“Imani willed her hands to stop shaking with everything in her. She couldn’t believe they’d run into Aaron Givens here. Her short encounter with his wife had been difficult enough to get through, but seeing him was almost impossible to take. And sitting here with Xavier, the timing was the worst it could have possibly […]

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“……Boy We Hate Your Ways”: A White Reader Wants Unity On Her Terms. Or Else.

“……Boy We Hate Your Ways”: A White Reader Wants Unity On Her Terms. Or Else.

| February 8, 2017 | 1 Reply

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” Alice Walker All respect due to A Tribe Called Quest, I actually heard “We The People” bumping in my head as I read this woman’s letter: ‘Gigi’ (name changed to protect her ig’nance and entitlement) apparently read my article about […]

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White Tears & Special Snowflakes: Offended Pro-Lifer Gets Owned

White Tears & Special Snowflakes: Offended Pro-Lifer Gets Owned

| January 29, 2017 | Reply

When, when, WHEN will people learn? If you know me personally or follow me here regularly at MOC, you already know: I am a proud, card-carrying, fist-rocking, down-for-my-sisters womanist. I am personally pro-life, but endorse a woman’s right to choose and always vote as such. I don’t excuse misogynoir, women who try whitesplaining themselves and/or […]

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“I’m Not Gonna Be Ignored….” AKA Histrionics R’ Us

“I’m Not Gonna Be Ignored….” AKA Histrionics R’ Us

| June 21, 2016 | 5 Replies

The last 120 hours have been a trip…and possibly a plot for a lower budget Black version of “Single White Female.” I probably lost a pretty close (internet) pal. There was no huge e-beef. There was no big social justice disagreement. Just a regular ol’ hysterical episode followed by me basically “ghosting.” I won’t use […]

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The R. Kelly Conundrum: Our Morals Or His Music?

The R. Kelly Conundrum: Our Morals Or His Music?

| December 12, 2015 | Reply

“Your brain thinks in words; your soul thinks in music.” It was an inscription carved into a metal picture frame I was gifted with several years ago, but one that fits me to a T because I specialize in both modes of expression. And if an author or musician can consistently evoke emotions within me […]

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“Baby Boy” Is a Film Role, Not a Life Goal

“Baby Boy” Is a Film Role, Not a Life Goal

| May 17, 2015 | 6 Replies

For any woman who considered herself to be the ‘settling down’ type, he looked like an ideal catch: employed, college-educated, reasonably attractive and not a felony in sight. It was also helpful that he was a lover of jazz, reading and even had a penchant for British comedies and highbrow entertainment. On paper and to […]

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