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I Got Busted Spanking in Suburbia

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Attention white people, we spank our kids. And I'm not going to be ashamed of it anymore.

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Seeing My Slavery Roots

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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."

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Mama's Milk: A Lesson in Breastfeeding

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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.

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Remembering Segregation, Appreciating Differences

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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."

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Minding My Business

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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.

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The Strong Black Woman Syndrome

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I am afraid that we are unintentionally breaking down our families and creating a dangerous legacy.

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Back-to-School Blues: Prayers for Black Boys

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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.

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Tonya Lewis Lee's Mission

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This Hollywood mama is determined to help U.S. babies live -- and thrive.

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