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From the invite alone, I was apprehensive. My children have a pretty set schedule: Bedtime, 8:30 p.m. It may get to 9, maybe 9:30 p.m. on a weekend or if they take a late nap. However, 8:30 p.m. is prime sleeping hours for everyone. My bedtime has been 8:30 for so long, that even at...
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In our work, we adamantly believe survivors and support those who have been victimized by sexual violence. After basketball megastar Kobe Bryant’s unfortunate passing, the commentary worldwide was split. We received a (long) question from one of our regular readers: Should Bryant be forgiven for his transgressions or will his legacy always be overshadowed by...
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As a first-generation Black American who was born in the US, and whose parents grew up in Ethiopia, Burna Boy’s latest album, African Giant, feels especially significant to me. On one hand, as a young girl, I grew up with different kinds of traditional Ethiopian music being played in our house. This included music from...
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Here at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects, I have a few names. The unwombed and the non-woman both quickly come to mind. Being a man in this space is interesting. Our staff brings their lived experiences into this space, and men have consistently failed them. They speak their truth, and it is triggering. I...
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This is the first Father’s Day I spent without my children. It was interesting. Work had me at the Allied Media conference in Detroit. I saw a few children while there (shout out to Mae Lou and N8) and a few others running about. There were families there too. They were nontraditional, in the white...
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Recently, I read an article by Tim Lockette in the Anniston Star about a “good guy,” H. Brant Ayers, and his youthful (at age 40) mistake of spanking women at his job in 1975. I could imagine the responses. Stuff like “This was so long ago. … Why did they wait so long?” I went...
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