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I have been going to the polls since I can remember. My parents voted before work and made a point of taking my brother and me so that we knew the significance. In high school, my friends and I...
Moment of Truth, I don’t necessarily love comic book movies. Don’t get me wrong, I will watch Iron Man if prompted, and The Hulk has seen my DVR a few times. However, I don’t rush to the movies to...

Let’s Talk About Race

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Trigger Warning: racism, maternal mortality Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights hero. He is a modern-day legend, remembered for his messages of love, of working toward a peaceful revolution against injustice. Because there is a focus of remembering Martin...
My Family Is Transracial I am a proud mom to two daughters, one is biological (6) and the second is adopted (1). There is a 5 ½ year gap between my girls, which was not the plan, but an amazing...
Let me precede this blog by saying this is not a blog paying homage to Bill Cosby. Straight up, there it is: there's a difference between Bill and Cliff. But, that's not what this blog is about. This blog...
"I don't see myself different than any other mom, black in America or not. We, Moms, want & work to keep our children healthy, happy kids who grow into amazing adults.  However, as a black mom raising children in...
Dear Stephen E. Beaven III (or as we call you, Trey), You are by far the most beautiful and amazing baby boy I’ve ever met, I can honestly say that because 1. I gave birth to you 2. We prayed...
About fifteen years ago, my grandpa wrote an e-mail to me, my siblings, and my cousins. He had recently learned how to scan pictures, and had sent us newspaper clippings of my Japanese grandma after she first arrived from...
A few months ago I walked into Meijer with my youngest, MJ. She was comfortably nursing in my ring sling and I was focused on my shopping. As I walked toward the carts an older black woman stopped me...
Recently, The San Francisco 49ers quarterback came out and stated that he would no longer stand for the national anthem during 49ers games. He states "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for...
Alton Sterling has died. Alton Sterling was shot by a police man, while on the ground. Alton Sterling was Black. I am a multiracial mom raising three kids just outside of Indianapolis. I easily pass for white, or at least...

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Indianapolis Fall Family Bucket List

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Ask just about anyone in the Midwest what the best season is here and the question will often be met with an enthusiastic "Fall!"...
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