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The Edge of 17: For Ahkeem Is a Coming-of-Age Story in the Age of Ferguson

Fun fact: I was expelled from preschool at age 4 during a brief stint when my mother and I had moved to Dallas. From the little I recall, I was one of very few black students at my private day school. My expulsion came after I defended myself against another little girl—not black—who’d been harassing me for days.…

My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 5: Rasheedah My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 5: Rasheedah

Editor’s note: This year, to celebrate Mother’s Day, The Glow Up interviewed four generations of mothers within a single Harlem family that recently welcomed its fifth generation. We’ve asked these mothers, ages 19 to 83, the same 12 questions about motherhood, daughterhood and matriarchy. This final installment is…

The Glow Up Anthem of the Week: Prince’s ‘I Wish U Heaven’

You didn’t think we forgot, did you? Admittedly, it’s been a busy week here at The Glow Up, with the GLAAD Awards, a lingerie line from Rihanna and the questionable Catholic imagination of the Met Gala (oh my!). Frankly, we’re ready to slow it down for the weekend, so we thought we’d start by going classic, and…

This Dancer Gave Birth Weeks Before Performing in Beyoncé’s Historic Coachella Set. This Is How She Snapped Back

Dnay Baptiste has an impressive work résumé. The New York native has performed with big names like N.E.R.D and Jennifer Lopez—oh, and she’s been one of Beyoncé’s principal dancers for over five years.

This Mother’s Day Will Be Different  This Mother’s Day Will Be Different 

Editor’s note: It’s very important for me to mention that I have two mothers. I was largely raised by my black mother, but my white mother was ever present in my life and obviously had a significant hand in shaping who I am as a person. God saw fit to gift me with two mothers to help shape me into the person that I…

My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 3: Moji My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 3: Moji

Editor’s note: This year, to celebrate Mother’s Day, The Glow Up interviewed four generations of mothers within a single Harlem family that recently welcomed its fifth generation. We’ve asked these mothers, ages 19 to 83, the same 12 questions about motherhood, daughterhood and matriarchy. These are their stories. 

You’ve Got 3 Days Left to Make Your Mama Happy; Here Are 9 Suggestions You’ve Got 3 Days Left to Make Your Mama Happy; Here Are 9 Suggestions

This is an incredible gift on so many levels—coming from the shea producer in the village to the small-business owner who manufactures products for the local market so it’s ready for your mom’s hair this Mother’s Day. Hair butter, $18.

The Mama Dilemma: Adoption, Racism and the Search for Answers The Mama Dilemma: Adoption, Racism and the Search for Answers

Eight years ago I got a Facebook message that said, “Do you remember me?” I was prepping for a staff meeting and couldn’t place the name or the blond woman in the icon. I shot back a quick sorry that I didn’t remember her and turned my back to the computer. When I turned around, I lost my breath. “I think I’m your…

My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 2: Lemuria My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 2: Lemuria

Editor’s note: This year, to celebrate Mother’s Day, The Glow Up interviewed four generations of mothers within a single Harlem family that recently welcomed its fifth generation. We’ve asked these mothers, ages 19 to 83, the same 12 questions about motherhood, daughterhood and matriarchy. These are their stories. 

My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 1: Zaiane My Mother’s Daughter, a Multigenerational Talk About Motherhood, Part 1: Zaiane

Editor’s note: This year, to celebrate Mother’s Day, The Glow Up interviewed four generations of mothers within a single Harlem family that recently welcomed its fifth generation. We’ve asked these mothers, ages 19 to 83, the same 12 questions about motherhood, daughterhood and matriarchy. These are their stories. 

A Late-Ass, Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide From Me (a Mom) for Your Mama (Also a Mom) A Late-Ass, Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide From Me (a Mom) for Your Mama (Also a Mom)

OK, I’ve been too busy taking care of everyone else’s needs first to get to my own, which is a basic condition of motherhood. Getting around to making a list of things that other people can do for us as moms was, to be honest, far down on my personal to-do list. Nonetheless, the clock is ticking, so let’s get to it,…

Black Mamas Work: 6 Career-Driven Moms Share Their Messy Lessons, Wins and Fears of Raising Black Kids Black Mamas Work: 6 Career-Driven Moms Share Their Messy Lessons, Wins and Fears of Raising Black Kids

Part of being a mother is accepting that you have to be a list of things your children are in constant need of: a counselor, a doctor, a cheerleader, a coach, a manager, a Band-Aid ... the list goes on. The job is endless and often, thankless. But a mother’s job is often not just being a mother.

Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Starts a Multigenerational Dialogue Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Starts a Multigenerational Dialogue

Just in time for Mother’s Day, one of Hollywood’s most famous moms is inviting us to her table—the red table, that is—for Red Table Talk, a new Facebook series created and hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, featuring her 17-year-old daughter, Willow, and mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

‘The Universe Do Need Me’: Cardi B Drops Pearls on Pregnancy With Vogue and Lashes Out With Kiss

“It’s just exciting, all the time. All the time, it’s like, ‘Oh, I want ice cream cake!’”

On Mother's Day, And Remembering My Daughter (Who'd Be 12 Years Old Today) On Mother's Day, And Remembering My Daughter (Who'd Be 12 Years Old Today)

Sometimes it’s easy to forget it ever happened, to go about life and never have it surface in the forefront of my mind. Even when I am reminded by my naked reflection, the now barely-there line of a scar etched below my pelvis, a slight kiss from a scalpel in yesteryears past. The small Bs that were big Cs, before.

SC Mom Charged With Child Cruelty After Beating 6-Year-Old Son Who Made Mother’s Day Card for His Grandmother and Not Her: Report  SC Mom Charged With Child Cruelty After Beating 6-Year-Old Son Who Made Mother’s Day Card for His Grandmother and Not Her: Report 

A South Carolina woman is facing a child-cruelty charge after authorities say she beat her 6-year-old son because he made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother but not her.

Watching These Kids Interview Their Moms Will Be the Highlight of Your Mother’s Day

There’s no denying how special Mother’s Day is. It’s a holiday set aside for us to show our mothers just how much they mean to us. These are the women who carried us, nurtured us, taught us and continue to love us unconditionally. Showing these women gratitude is the least we can do.

‘Mamas Day’ Celebrates Marginalized Women Because Mamahood Is Not One Size Fits All ‘Mamas Day’ Celebrates Marginalized Women Because Mamahood Is Not One Size Fits All

Each year, beginning in the middle of April and rolling all the way up to the second Sunday in May, we are inundated with idealized images of motherhood to go along with the hallmark (or Hallmark) holiday in which we are to celebrate the woman who brought us into the world and raised us to be who we are today.

The Top 10 Black TV Mothers of All Time The Top 10 Black TV Mothers of All Time

It’s Mother’s Day, and in addition to remembering the women who gave birth to us, it is also important that we reflect on the other women who gave us life—our TV moms. Everyone has a favorite mother from television they halfway wished were their real-life mama. Whether it was their jokes, the way they always had a hot…

Words of Comfort for the Motherless on Mother’s Day Words of Comfort for the Motherless on Mother’s Day

While many of us celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring our mom with gifts, breakfast in bed, movie dates and all-around pampering, there are many people in the world who no longer have their mothers. This tragedy makes acknowledging this holiday difficult.

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