Mahogany Momology is an on-line dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood.
Topic: Let’s discuss having a partner and/or being the partner who is neurodiverse with two Momologists: a Therapist, and a Mom who has ADHS herself.
Guest Momologists: Meet LaTisha Thomas, LCSW-S graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor of Social Work from Texas Woman’s University She then received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. She has worked at the Department of Veteran Affairs as a cli...
You have heard of the CROWN Act (Listen to Season 2, Episode 22) but why aren't most states passing this law? Have we seen an improvement in the workforce re: perceptions of natural hair? Is the CROWN Act considered political activism 2.0 (1.5-ish)?
Black Moms your voice is your vote!
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How does one get the support and clarity, as black women within the higher education culture. We’ll be talking with Dr. Monique Bruner.
About Guest Momologist Monique Bruner: Dr. Monique Bruner is completed her doctorate while graduating 2 girls from high school and taking in 2 toddlers. Not to mention she raised her husband's sister...we have 35, 21, 20, 6 & 5 year old children. I’ve been in higher education for over 25 ye...
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...
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 ...
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.
Kentucky Department of Education (2020 May 15) COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Initial Guidance for Schools and Districts. Retrieved: https://education.ky....
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
Topic: Mel and Tash have a deeper conversation on how hip hop, tv, and shopping has shaped us as we were growing up and how it may have affected our motherhood.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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