Across the nation, we are hearing how COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black Americans’ health, but what about the Black economy?May 11, 2020 | https://www.publicsource.org/how-black-business-owners-in-pittsburgh-are-coping-amid-the-pandemic/
Being a ‘momtrepreneur’ is a lot to juggle. But my sons and I made a pact to take the journey together.
I’m juggling a lot: My own business. My three boys and what seems like all-day potty talk. Economic adversity. And recovery from cervical cancer. I consider myself a momtrepreneur. I’m a woman who is raising children while building a healthy vending machine company from scratch.May 3, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/being-a-momtrepreneur-is-a-lot-to-juggle-but-my-sons-and-i-made-a-pact-to-take-the-journey-together/
Those who don’t know me may see me merely as an intersection of many identities — a deaf, black woman. Each one of those identities on their own would commonly put me into the marginalized category. But as a mom to 10-year-old Aaron and 5-year-old Manny, I can’t rest on these statistics.April 29, 2019 | https://www.publicsource.org/my-multiple-identities-as-a-deaf-black-mom-allow-me-to-connect-on-a-different-level/
The effects of racism and police violence are far-reaching when it comes to black mothers’ mental, emotional and physical health, according to peer-reviewed research.July 2, 2018 | https://www.publicsource.org/the-invisible-victims-of-police-violence-black-mothers/
Throughout my adult life, I’ve heard on more occasions than I care to count that, as a black mother, I’ll inevitably arrive at the need for various conversations with my children that white parents will never be required to have with theirs.May 11, 2018 | https://www.publicsource.org/conversations-black-parents-are-forced-to-have-heres-my-list/
For us, homeschooling is the only option because of America’s incompetency in educating Black children
I don’t like homeschooling my three sons. There, I said it. I’m not a Pinterest mom. I’m not a mom who enjoys crafting and making goo out of borax and food coloring. I didn’t homeschool my three Black sons because I wanted to do it. I decided to do it because I was afraid. I was very afraid.May 11, 2018 | https://www.publicsource.org/for-us-homeschooling-is-the-only-option-because-of-americas-incompetency-in-educating-black-children/
The police officers behind the senseless killings of black men nationwide are not only bad examples, they’re dream killers
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told by the people living them.Editor’s Note: As journalists, we spend a lot of time talking with officials and community members and distilling it into stories that explore important issues of our time.
As COVID-19 persists, Black women are on the frontlines and forefront, if not on the front pages of newspapers. The systemic racial and gender inequities of this country including in health care are magnified due to the pandemic. In keeping with the etymology of apocalypse, the veil is being lifted and what we see is injustice.June 19, 2020 | https://www.publicsource.org/listen-to-black-women-black-womens-health-is-intersectional-justice/