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Nicole Summer

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Five things I’ve learned about parenting from an African Mom :

I am a bi-racial, American woman of color who is currently raising four Black children. I take my job seriously, because I am proud and honored to have been blessed with this awesome responsibility. Like many parents, I have had... Continue Reading →

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9 Predictions for second half of HTGAWM Season 3

I've watched seasons 1-3.5 twice through now and I want to try my hand at predicting possible plot lines. It's a game for me. I'll check back at the end of the season to see if I was any good... Continue Reading →

Love for our Hijabi Sisters who Slay

*photo credit: Saudi Girls Revolution **Post originally published on Black Girl Nerds  I’ve spent the past year waist-deep in research about women’s rights in the Middle East. I’ve written a novel (currently querying agents), featuring an Iraqi girl because I... Continue Reading →

7 ways Disney’s New Moana was On Point

*All photo credits: Disney Animation Studios (1) Representation: My twenty year old son, who happens to be quite "woke" was literally thrilled with Moana's appearance in the movie. He loved her curly long hair and full lips and couldn't get... Continue Reading →

Things #woke kids say…

*Photo Credit: DC Comics My 8 year old daughter and I are fans of the new DC Comic's Super Hero girls line recently released featuring Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and a few others. I bought her the Wonder Woman... Continue Reading →

My thoughts on the 2016 election

I've struggled to find a way to put down in words the way I feel about the electoral college's blatant disrespect of the people's presidential choice just weeks ago. And simply what it has allowed people to now feel comfortable... Continue Reading →

November 24th, 2016 is our Native peoples National Day of Mourning

To honor the ancestors on whose land I exist, I am re-posting this message from the United American Indians of New England: WHAT IS NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING? An annual tradition since 1970, Day of Mourning is a solemn, spiritual... Continue Reading →

Mixed Feelings about a Mixed Comic Book Character, a Review

Lately I have been thrilled to see so much representation in the comic book world. We have Black Panther and Iron Heart, Riri Williams, to add to the growing cannon of comic book heroes of color. Roxane Gay was called... Continue Reading →

11 Times Issa Rae’s HBO Series “Insecure” (Season 1 Ep.3) was Real As F**k

This season of TV watching has been refreshing to say the least. Among the amazing shows being written, produced and starring actors of color is Issa Rae’s Insecure. Now showing on HBO. I have been an Issa fan since Awkward... Continue Reading →

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