Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers

Labor is a difficult ordeal for many women who experience pain. But labor doesn’t have to be like that. There are comfort measures specifically designed to relieve a pregnant mama’s pain. These positions are often done with your husband, boyfriend or support person. I wanted to learn more about comfort measures firsthand with doula Nikia Lawson, of Fort Worth, Texas. With over 22 years experience helping mothers through pregnancy and postpartum, Ms. Lawson was the Read more about Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers[…]

African American Women DYING to Give Birth

The headline by Pro Publica/NPR caught my eye. It startled me. It read, “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Does nothing protect us? A month earlier I had learned I was pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy ended at 26 weeks, 5 days when I gave birth to my son William. I spent 84 consecutive days in the hospital with him. I had no desire to repeat that experience but I Read more about African American Women DYING to Give Birth[…]

Black Panther Premiere in Harlem

Beautiful people from all over New York City came to the AMC Magic Johnson  in #Harlem to enter the world of Black Panther! Opening night was full of love, peace, and happiness. The kind seen in #Wakanda and briefly being experienced by every Black person who sees this film in a predominantly Black theatre. #OGirlMedia greeted fans in the lobby near the #BlackPanther poster. Fans stopped before and after the movie to take pictures and share their favorite Read more about Black Panther Premiere in Harlem[…]

African American PRIDE in Harlem

In its 48th year the African American parade is an awesome display of the beautiful diaspora of Black people living in New York City. The African American Day Parade celebrates the best of #BlackPride! Watch the parade as thousands of people marched through Harlem. #OGirlMedia is proud to bring you another #NYC parade celebrating ethnic pride! Shoutout to Srexprezzions for sharing her beautiful artwork with #OGM!         Be sure to follow #OGirlMedia on Read more about African American PRIDE in Harlem[…]

Women Filmmakers: Sharing Their Story

While checking out the local indie film scene in my hometown, Fort Worth, Texas I was reunited with two friends from college. I was happy to meet local filmmakers at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Read the story of two awesome women in film, whose film Given Circumstances debuted at the film festival. Watch the story of their film, complete with interviews from two actors in the movie. Patrice M. Logan Working on this Read more about Women Filmmakers: Sharing Their Story[…]

Insecure Season 1 Recap

Season 2 of this hilarious new Black rom-com premiers tonight! Whether you ended season 1, #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence or maybe you didn’t even watch, catch up briefly with my notes on Season 1. These are my random musings as I binge watched the show one weekend. I enjoyed watching the show. I was able to connect instantly with all the characters especially Issa, Lawrence and Molly. I’ve faced relationship issues similar to Lawrence and Issa, Read more about Insecure Season 1 Recap[…]

A “Lost Slave” Kind of Mother’s Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou On Mothers Day I attended #50in50:Writing Women Into Existence. The event celebrated Black women from across the world with our stories. From childhood, youth, young adulthood, middle age and mature, the stories spanned through life. 221 stories were submitted but only 50 made the cut. The well-regarded cast included Simone Missick, Pauletta Washington, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Cassandra Freeman, Read more about A “Lost Slave” Kind of Mother’s Day[…]

I Did Not See This Coming!

Black Female Writer That Is Who I Am! There was a call for Black Women Writers. It was titled “50in50: Writing Women Into Existence.” I had no idea of what piece to submit. I have written many poems chronicling the last few tumultuous years of my life. But I did not know what piece quite captured what it felt like to be a woman. Then I remembered and submitted the poem I had written entitled Read more about I Did Not See This Coming![…]

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