Saluting the ladies who forge an older — or single — path to being a mommy

Recently Tiffany Haddish revealed that she is taking parenting classes in preparation for adoption. Haddish, 41, told E’s Daily Pop show that she wanted to adopt an older child, age 5 or older. Today, more and more women are choosing motherhood later in life — and choosing to love on…

by Lottie L. Joiner

On March 16, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, Ga., killed eight people, including six Asian women, at Atlanta-area spas. Long was arrested about 150 miles south of Atlanta after his parents reported him to authorities. The next day, Long, who was headed to Florida to…

Two years ago, a young woman did something nearly unthinkable: Brittany “Bree” Newsome approached the South Carolina statehouse, scaled a 30-foot flagpole, and took down the Confederate flag.

“You come against me with hatred, oppression, and violence,” Newsome shouted with the flag in her hand. “I come against you in…

The new documentary film, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” begins with her quote, “We must encounter defeats but we must not be defeated, but in fact it may be necessary to encounter defeats so that we’d know who the hell we are.”

Indeed, Angelou, who was literally transported with…

Lottie Joiner

I write about social justice issues, inequality, women, Black history and pop culture. I like to read, see and hear good storytelling that speaks to the soul.

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