Photo by Chayene Rafaela on Unsplash A Year with H.E.R. Here are the top five posts for 2018. If you missed them, don’t worry you can catch up on them now. If you’ve already read them, we’d love for you to pass them along or let us know what you think. Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women The … Continue reading Kicking off the Year by Taking a Look Back
It's a love thing and #blacklove is a beautiful sight. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, take a lover's break with a new YouTubing couple, Shanna and G-mo, who share their journey through a long distance relationship to engagement and more. Catch the first episode of Love Notes.
We're so excited and proud to share that our H.E.R. Crisis contributor, Erin of Live Pretty on a Penny made her debut on the Rachael Ray Show this morning. Even her son, Julius the III, was there to support mommy during the video. If you missed it during the live show, don't worry. You can … Continue reading Salute H.E.R.: Erin Debuts on the Rachael Ray Show!
Today, we’re taking a moment to look back at a post as a reminder that many of us may love the holidays but are still grieving and hurting from losing someone that we love. Stay strong, keep praying and remember that they never truly leave you. #ThursdayThoughts
Artwork by Ellis Wilson, “Funeral Procession”
As much happiness as the holidays may bring, sadness sometimes follow from the absence of those who are no longer physically here to share in those occasions. For me, I miss my mom every holiday—really every day.
She has been gone now for 11 years, this coming December 26. Outwardly, I’m joyful and excited to create memories with my family, both those immediate and who have traveled from across the country. But internally, it’s hard to dismiss the sorrow and pain that comes from not having my mommy here.
The weirdest part of it all is that some years there are no tears, just laughter, and smiles from those priceless memories of her. Other years those same memories bring tears, anger, and sadness from wanting her to experience the joy that I feel. But I’ve been shown over and over, that there was a…
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Let’s do a #FBF post to the ladies of Wine and Words… On another episode of Wine and Words, Shari and DNC salute their hometowns (NY and STL) and speak to the regional differences that they love, loath and now see in their own children. Get ready for some nostalgia, cuss words and motherhood wrapped … Continue reading Rep Yo City…with some Wine and Words
“You can’t dump one cup of sugar into the ocean and expect to get syrup. If everybody sweetened her own cup of water, then things would begin to change.” - Florynce Kennedy A survival guide. It conjures images of adventurers like Bear Grylls navigating dense forests and river rapids like nature itself is not out to … Continue reading The Black Woman’s Survival Guide
Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC under "Take a Break from NaNoWriMo" Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash Sometimes you literally have to stop and smell the roses or take in the sunrise, or people watch in the city, or whatever musing fits your mood. Life doesn’t stop moving but we can take a moment, or two, to … Continue reading Take a Moment to Take it All In