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Reimagining Muslim Spaces

August 29, 2017
Faith and religious expression occupy a unique space in American culture. We have accepted, for the most part, that overt religious expressions are only part of what defines any one individual or community. We allow nuance such that Christmas caroling and bar mitzvahs and Holi festivals can be...
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More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity #BlackBFJoy

August 31, 2016
Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same...
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Breastfeeding: It’s Not Easy, But So Worth It #BlackBFJoy

August 31, 2016
So August is National Breastfeeding Month, a time to celebrate to joys and challenges of Breastfeeding. When I was pregnant with my first child and was presented with the question of nursing or formula, I immediately decided that breastfeeding would be best. So I went out and bought books, a manual...
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Cutting the Fool and Pumping Under a Tree #BlackBFJoy

August 30, 2016
Breastfeeding, like marriage and childbirth, is not for the faint of heart. After suffering a miscarriage, we were blessed in the fact that we were able to conceive relatively quickly once my husband and I began trying again. I was so thankful that God gave us a second chance to bring a life into...
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Live. Love. Nurse. #BlackBFJoy

August 29, 2016
Breastfeeding was something that I knew I wanted to do since I was a little girl. I remember Mami nursing my baby sister (we're 19 months apart). Her cocoa skin was radiant and beautiful. Her afro was EVERAAAAAYTHAAANG! Mere mortals couldn't dare compare to her. Thank you for being my inspiration...
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This Mom's Perspective: Breastfeeding and Child-Led Weaning

August 29, 2016
It is August and that means National Breastfeeding Month. My boys are now 19 and 22, and I have shared a bit of our breastfeeding journey in a magazine or two many, many years ago. But not the whole story, as back then, we were still breastfeeding. I have been hesitant about sharing, as I know...
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Representation Matters: Why I'll Show Mom-to-Be My Imperfect Boobs #BBW16

August 26, 2016
“Right here?” I stuttered. “Yeah. Why not?” To my left, my father-in-law was enjoying a plate of scrambled eggs. To my right, my husband was cutting up a waffle for my daughter. I looked down at my 4-day old baby boy. I smoothed my thumb over his tiny fisted hand and took a deep breath. In front of...
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Black Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Joy Of Black Moms Who Breastfeed

August 25, 2016
Originally posted over at My Brown Baby but Black Breastfeeding Week has me too happy to stay on just one website. Happy Black Breastfeeding Week! Say, look here: I wish to good Gawd up above that there was a gang of Black mom warriors in my corner when I was breastfeeding my babies more than...

Joy As the Antidote #BBW16

August 24, 2016
Black Breastfeeding Week is a national multi-media campaign celebrating and promoting breastfeeding as a timeless tradition in Black communities. It occurs annually, August 25-31st.
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Surgeon's General Call to Action On Breastfeeding #RisersNBM16

August 24, 2016
We are rounding the corner around the last week of National Breastfeeding Month! This week, our tweetstorm focused on the Surgeon General's call to action on breastfeeding, stats and lots of information. Did you miss it? That's okay! Here's the recap.
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