kimberly seals allers
Attention white people, we spank our kids. And I'm not going to be ashamed of it anymore.
Staring at the computer screen, I could barely make out the letters. But I will never forget what I heard: "These are likely the slave owners of your second great-grandfather."
I love to talk about breastfeeding. It was a great experience for me, and I felt empowered and made beautiful by it all. The slightly sagging breasts are not so empowering, but hey, it was worth it.
I'm an integration baby. I was bussed from my nice middle class black neighborhood to a nice middle class Jewish neighborhood, where they had better schools. I've sat shivah, I know how to respect meat and dairy plates, and I've been to more bar and bat mitzvahs than any other sister out there. Oh, and I dance a mean "Hava Nagila."
I rarely use this space for self-promotion, but I'm so excited about some new developments at MochaManual.com, I couldn't help myself.
I am afraid that we are unintentionally breaking down our families and creating a dangerous legacy.
This week, my son Michael started kindergarten. And I'm a nervous wreck for all the reasons every mother gets worried about the first days of school. But I'm particularly anxious for a few reasons only black mothers will understand.
This Hollywood mama is determined to help U.S. babies live -- and thrive.