Mahogany Momology

Mahogany Momology

Mahogany Momology is an on-line dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood.

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February 21, 2021 78 min

Season 4, Episode 2: Corporate Diversity

Mel and Tash discuss how the Black Mom is affected in the new Corporate world of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

 

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Season 4, Episode 1: 2020 - The Year of the Black Woman

2020 wasn't all that bad was it?

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Season 3, Episode 21: The New Educational Wealth Gap

We'll discuss one of those factors that *may* contribute to the decisions OUR families are making--the wealth gap of education. Thanks to social media, not only have we heard the about the expansion of ‘learning pods’, we also hearing of other options like concierge-type teaching where teachers come to their homes.

Guest Momologist: Talitha V. Anyabwele is the Founding Direct...

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Topic: We’ve covered a lot of topics during this pandemic, but we’ve never really sat down with ourselves to check in with how the black mother is doing...feeling...surviving during the pandemic. It’s time to schedule an appointment, sit on the couch and make sense of it all with our therapist, Dr. Dahomey Abanishe.

About Dr. Dahomey Abanishe 

Dr. Dahomey Abanishe is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida. She ...

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Topic: With a little over a month away from school reopening, parents are expressing concerns about the protocols for safe social distancing, sanitation practices, and teacher training. Let’s discuss the education options and concerns during COVID-19.

Resources: 

Kentucky Department of Education (2020 May 15) COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Initial Guidance for Schools and Districts. Retrieved: https://education.ky....

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Topic: When Black women are the token minority in the workforce, we attempt to seek out other Black women co-workers within the office environment. We give the extra inner ‘black fist’ when she is in a higher, executive position. But what happens when that sense of pride and #blackgirlmagic turns to misery and dread the hands of said Black woman? Recently, a collective group of women, called #BlackFemaleAnonymous, wrote a piece in ...

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Last episode we spoke with Awete Tyehimba, owner of Pan African Connection, about reconnecting with our roots...the inspiration behind the reconnecting. One question we asked was where do we begin. It can be quite an overwhelming and daunting task. We’ll be talking about the process of researching your roots with our guest momologist, Bernetta Knighten of BernettaStyle. 

Guest Momologist Bio:  Bernetta Knighten, is a certified Life...

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Season 3, Episode 16: Return to Your Roots

Many of us are revamping conversations that we had in 2016 about leaving the United States… Going back to Africa… Reconnecting with our roots. What does that process look like? Where would we begin? We’ll be discussing this with our guest momologist, Aweke Tyehimba. 

Guest Momologist, Aweke Tyehimba.  Bookstore owner Akwete Tyehimba was born on April 3, 1963 in Waco, Texas to Oblee Monroe ...

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Topic:  The Brown Mama’s Mindset

A little self-care is warranted during this time for our black mothers nationwide. Not self-care in terms of deflecting your feelings and concerns (or maybe that might be true, for the moment, as well), but maybe a sense of reflection of who you are and how you can move forward?? how to prioritize your time for thoughtful conversation in positive mobilization?...or maybe reflect on your personality ...

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May 25, 2020 41 min

Topic: Buy Black

Data from the Small Business Administration indicates that just over 19 million businesses, or 70.9 percent of all U.S. businesses, are white-owned. Blacks own about 2.6 million businesses or 9.5 percent of all U.S. businesses, and Latinos own 3.3 million businesses or 12.2 percent of all American businesses.  Obvious questions include: 

  • Why the disproportion is fund disbursement? 
  • Is buying black more important tod...
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    Topic:  Have you ever heard of mindfulness meditation? We think it’s fitting to discuss this during these difficult times. According to Wikipedia, Mindfulness is the psychological process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, which one develops through the practice of meditation and through other training. Mindfulness meditation asks us to suspend judgment and unl...

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    Season 3, Episode 11: Coping During Covid Times

    Daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has been stressful for people. The need for natural human interaction has abruptly halted with mandates to immediately shelter in place for an unforeseen amount of time. Our lives have shifted. We’re having varied, valid emotions in adults and children. We’re discussing feelings and coping during COVID-19 with our returning guest momolo...

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    Season 3, Episode 10: The Wild Wild Web

    Topic: The current state of sheltering-in-place has forced the use technology more than ever for economic stability (as weak as it is now), social/mental well-being and educational tools for society. Sadly, we’re hearing of hackers displaying explicit images and expressing racist rhetoric within Zoom calls or kid Youtube videos. This behavior of harassment may affect adults as much as it does...

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    Topic: There is a growing number of African-American women who have become pioneers in the country’s burgeoning cannabis industry. More and more black women are becoming marijuana entrepreneurs, creating dispensaries, launching CBD product lines and selling edible cannabis products and weed-themed merchandise (Source: NewsOne) However, we know that marijuana policies disportionaly affect black and brown communities. How do ‘budding...

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    Topic: Menopause affects all women regardless of race or socioeconomic background.  However, recent studies have shown that the experience of menopause is different among different racial groups.  African Americans have more estrogen related symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, urine leakage) than all the other ethnic groups.  Additionally, African Americans are less likely to have somatic symptoms (headaches, diff...

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    February 23, 2020 48 min

    Topic:  Rashida Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, and most recent Tiffany Haddish are some of the notable African American Jewish celebrities. We can theorize that their celebrity status makes the transition easier to acclimate than non celebrities. We will discuss the path of being a Black Jewish mom in society with out guest momologist, Aviva Brown. 

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    Aviva Brown and her children converted to Judaism in 2017, but during th...

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    February 16, 2020 43 min

    Topic: On this podcast, we’ve been talking about the American Black motherhood experience. But what’s the journey like aboard? Do they experience racism? Colorism? Educational disparities. We will discuss The Black Motherhood Experience abroad with our guest momologist, Kearie Dee of Woke Mommy Chatter.

    Woke Mommy Chatter: https://wokemommychatter.com/

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    Topic:  Recently, the city of Lancaster ISD sued a board member for a conflict of interest for being an advocate to children with special needs. This discussion leads to the question, shouldn’t our school board be advocating for children’s best interest, with our guest momologist, Carolyn Morris. 

     

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    February 2, 2020 66 min

    Season 3, Episode 4: Coping with Grief

    The emotional trauma brought on by the death of a close family member is often accompanied by varied emotional responses. Adults have difficulty processing death, but how do we have a healthy and successful discussion about death to their offspring?  We will discuss how to talk to your children about death with our Guest Momologist, Kymberly Akpowowo. 


    Guest Momologist: Kymberly is a xennial ...

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