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Raising babies by the numbers: Breaking down the child support debate

The child support conversation  (if one can call it that) frequently rears it's ugly head on Twitter. Sometimes it's as a result of a celebrity case, such as Future vs Ciara, Wiz vs Amber or some other high profile situation that we are all pretty far removed from. (Also ignoring the cost of living as a celeb, nannies and private schools...but #sleep.) The crux of the argument is...

The violence of black love

Last night I went to bed with the news of 26-year-old Neshante Davis and her 2-year-old daughter shot dead by her ex for not wanting to pay child support. This comes on the heels of Janese Talton-Jackson being shot and killed, leaving behind two daughters for saying no to a man's advances. 2016 was supposed to be different. It's been more of the heartbreaking same. More than the...

This Is Why #BlackGirlMagic is so vital

#BlackGirlMagic. You've probably heard the term by now, but what does it really mean? And why does the idea, rally cry, slogan and awesome t-shirt campaign upset some people? I started asking this question in December, and then Elle magazine gave me a reason to truly break down why #BlackGirlMagic is not only as important as #BlackLivesMatter — it might just be even more so.   First...