For Dads Planning To Have The Sex Talk With Daughters

The other day I was explaining to my 6-year-old daughter why a friend’s dog had been humping her leg, and the next thing you know it turned into a talk about where babies come from. Though I managed to keep it simple enough to satisfy her curiosity, I know that she’ll be back. As I ...

This Episode Of KC Undercover Is Black Girl Magic On Steroids!

What do you get when you combine two Black women writers (Raynelle Swilling and Teri Schaffer, “The Cleveland Show”), a Black woman director (Nzingha Stewart, NAACP Image Award nominated Lifetime movie, “With This Ring”) and Zendaya, one of TV’s most popular Black women leads? One groundbreaking episode of “K.C. Undercover.” If you’ve never watched the highly-rated ...

What Lessons Are You Passing On To Your Kids?

“When am I going to start dance lessons?” my 6-year-old daughter asks me at the park, soon after discovering that her new friend just came from ballet class. “We’ll see,” I tell her. “That’s what you said the last time.” “I know,” I reply. While she runs back to the monkey bars, I’m left with a horrible feeling in ...

How Shafia M. Monroe Became Queen Mother Of A Midwifery Movement

At 17-years-old, a time when many of us were out partying, Boston native Shafia M. Monroe got the calling to become a midwife. She’d heard the stories of granny midwives who were the gatekeepers for the safe delivery of babies and care for mothers during enslavement, and wanted to be just like them. The only ...

POP MOM Video Series Episode 1: LET’S TALK MAKEUP!

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[videos file="" width="" height=""] Hi Everyone, I am soooo thrilled to share my new POP MOM video series on Madamenoire.com! An extension of my weekly POP MOM column, the video series will continue to explore pop culture from a mom's unique perspective. As always, I will do my best to keep it informative, entertaining and dare I ...

Natural Hair Blogger Curly Nikki Dishes On Her New Free E-Book!

When speaking to natural hair blogger and author Nikki Walton, aka Curly Nikki, to get the scoop on her new book, ‘When Good Hair Goes Bad,’ I was prepared to talk moisturizers and protective hairstyles. After all, her first book, the bestselling, NAACP Image Award nominated, “Better Than Good Hair,” was full of tips on how to transition ...

7 Facts Every Black Woman Should Know About Childbirth

A girlfriend gets pregnant and the first thing we do is break out the confetti and start planning the baby shower. And while that's great because a bun in the oven is definitely cause for celebration, like many things in this country, black women’s experience with childbirth is uniquely different than any other group, and there's ...