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How This Mother Refused To Be Merely A 'Statistic'

Mater Mea | Michelle No | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices

To her 200,000+ international social media followers, Alexandra Elle (as Alexandra Smith is more commonly known) is the face of pure bliss. On...

Organic Baby Food Entrepreneur & Mom Shares Story

Lisa Kay Davis | Mater Mea | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices

Although her two younger children have been tucked in bed for a few hours now, entrepreneur Agatha Achindu won’t be taking a break anytime soon. She...

This Mom Juggled Her Kids, Business And Bed Rest Like A Boss

Judith Ohikuare | Mater Mea | Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices

Not many people can say they’ve made their childhood dreams come true, but, then again, not many people have the same dogged passion as lawyer Rache...

This Mom Juggles Family And Business Like A Boss

Mater Mea | Michelle No | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices

Jamyla Bennu may be the founder of a beauty collection about to make its Target debut, but, truth be told, the 37 year old is just as happy under ...

This Mom Was Pregnant When Her Child's Father Proposed To Another Woman

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

As one of the Internet’s fiercest and most-heard voices on today’s cultural issues, Jamilah Lemieux has made fans and detractors alike thanks ...

Our Mom Of The Month Is Back! Meet Ibi Zoboi

Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices

Written by Judith Ohikuare Ibi Zoboi wants to recreate the world through writing. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and raised in New York City in ...

Mom Of The Month: Lawyer LaShann DeArcy Hall

Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices

“Mommy? What are we going to do today?” Jayden Hall asks her mother, lawyer LaShann DeArcy Hall, some variation of this question every week...

Mom Of The Month: CNN's 'In America' Producer Geraldine Moriba

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

A cookbook is opened to a recipe for thumbprint sugar cookies, a favorite in the Meadows family’s Harlem brownstone. Push your thumb into homema...

Mom Of The Month: Food Marketing CEO Crystal Black-Davis

Posted 01.07.2013 | Black Voices

It’s a truth that few women can run away from: once you start hitting certain life milestones, the big question -- When are you going to start a...

Mom Of The Month: Shoe Designer Gwen Frempong Boadu

Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices

Little man Ian Frempong Boadu is the king of all he surveys, which right now is the entirety of his parents’ sprawling weekend home in picturesq...

Mom Of The Month: Estée Lauder VP Trenesa Stanford-Danuser

Posted 11.14.2012 | Black Voices

Laughter is a sound that's never too far away from Trenesa Stanford-Danuser family's Brooklyn home -- and it usually has something to do with her ...

Mom Of The Month: Rhonda Ross Reveals 10-Year Struggle To Conceive

Posted 10.15.2012 | Black Voices

There’s a lot to marvel at in Rhonda Ross’ Harlem home. From a purely real estate level, one could be in awe of the three-bedroom apartment’...

Mom Of The Month: Actress Stephanie Pope Caffey

Posted 09.17.2012 | Black Voices

The entry wall of Stephanie Pope Caffey's bedroom is covered with the ephemera of her early Broadway days: an autographed poster of "A Funny Thing...

Mom Of The Month: Poet Staceyann Chin

Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

When speaking to poet Staceyann Chin, it's hard not to be taken by the sound of her voice. That voice -- that honey-thick Jamaican accent that ...

Mom Of The Month: Artist And Writer Coco Fusco

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

It seems like once or twice a year the Internet experiences a gender studies firestorm in the form of a lengthy article asking a seemingly simple ...

Mom Of The Month: Urban Bush Babes' Nikisha Riley

Posted 06.25.2012 | Black Voices

Rihanna’s “We Found Love in a Hopeless Place” might as well have been about dating in New York City. In a city noted for its tendency to att...