This Episode Of KC Undercover Is Black Girl Magic On Steroids!

What do you get when you combine two Black women writers (Raynelle Swilling and Teri Schaffer, “The Cleveland Show”), a Black woman director (Nzingha Stewart, NAACP Image Award nominated Lifetime movie, “With This Ring”) and Zendaya, one of TV’s most popular Black women leads? One groundbreaking episode of “K.C. Undercover.” If you’ve never watched the highly-rated ...

What Lessons Are You Passing On To Your Kids?

“When am I going to start dance lessons?” my 6-year-old daughter asks me at the park, soon after discovering that her new friend just came from ballet class. “We’ll see,” I tell her. “That’s what you said the last time.” “I know,” I reply. While she runs back to the monkey bars, I’m left with a horrible feeling in ...

POP MOM Video Series Episode 1: LET’S TALK MAKEUP!

[videos file="" width="" height=""] Hi Everyone, I am soooo thrilled to share my new POP MOM video series on Madamenoire.com! An extension of my weekly POP MOM column, the video series will continue to explore pop culture from a mom's unique perspective. As always, I will do my best to keep it informative, entertaining and dare I ...

Natural Hair Blogger Curly Nikki Dishes On Her New Free E-Book!

When speaking to natural hair blogger and author Nikki Walton, aka Curly Nikki, to get the scoop on her new book, ‘When Good Hair Goes Bad,’ I was prepared to talk moisturizers and protective hairstyles. After all, her first book, the bestselling, NAACP Image Award nominated, “Better Than Good Hair,” was full of tips on how to transition ...

7 Facts Every Black Woman Should Know About Childbirth

A girlfriend gets pregnant and the first thing we do is break out the confetti and start planning the baby shower. And while that's great because a bun in the oven is definitely cause for celebration, like many things in this country, black women’s experience with childbirth is uniquely different than any other group, and there's ...

The Girlfriend’s Guide To A Natural Childbirth

Either you're all for a natural birth or you think that women who go that route are crazy. Really, why would any woman want to go through that much pain when they don't have to? Well, I was one such woman. In fact, my epidural was planned way before I was even thinking of actually ...

Kimberly Durdin On Discovering The Legacy Of Home Birth.

“I felt like I was hit by a mack truck,” says Kimberly Durdin, describing her disappointment over having to get a C-section with her first child some 25 years ago. She was planning to give birth with midwives at a hospital, but because her baby was breech, it meant an automatic C-section. A few years ...