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Candace Parker, Get Lifted, Lailaa Parker, Los Angeles Sparks, Moms, Mother's Day, WNBA -

Los Angeles Sparks champion Candace Parker and her daughter, Lailaa, will have to share her special day. That’s because this year, Mother’s Day falls on May 13 — Lailaa’s ninth birthday. And Parker has a big surprise planned. “Lailaa doesn’t know. See, she’s a zoo person,” Parker told The Undefeated. “She loves animals. We have […]

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Black Owned Businesses, Elora Lane, Entertainment, Events, Featured, gift ideas for mom, Kelly Rowland, Mother's Day, Mother's Day gift guide, News, Nya Tea, Plae, Serena Williams, Style -

If you waited until the last minute to start shopping for Mother’s Day gifts, TheGrio’s got you covered. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your wife, or your BFF, we’ve got a rundown of some of the greatest gifts you can give to honor the special lady in your life this weekend. Tea from Nya […]

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Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Bue Ivy, Destinys Child, Entertainment, Jay Z, Mental Health, Mother's Day, Music, Rumi and Sir, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter, Solange, Tina Knowles, Tina Knowles Lawson, Tina Lawson -

Tina Knowles always knew her daughters were destined for greatness and laid the groundwork of their strong relationship by sending Beyonce and Solange to counseling at an early age. During an interview with Maria Shriver, Knowles revealed her reasons for seeking professional help for her daughters. “I was very sensitive to that because I grew […]

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Cancer, De'Aaron Fox, Lorraine Harris-Fox, Mother's Day, NBA, Sacramento Kings -

Lorraine Harris-Fox felt a lump in her breast one day. After monitoring the lump for a week, she had it checked out. A biopsy showed it was cancerous. Harris-Fox was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2000. Three years earlier, her sister had died from breast cancer, leaving a 5-year-old son. Harris-Fox and her husband, […]

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Daily Uplift, Kofi Siriboe, Koshie Mills, Mother's Day, Queen Sugar -

Koshie Mills’ three sons have distinct personalities, and they all correspond with the personas of well-known and accomplished actors. The eldest is the life of the party, a charismatic cross between comedians-turned-actors Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx (“The party starts when he arrives,” she jokes). The middle son is more like Denzel Washington: “He is […]

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Daily Uplift, Devon Still, Leah Still, Mother's Day, NFL -

Last weekend, young Leah Still, daughter of NFL defensive lineman Devon Still, celebrated her 7th birthday. It is also the week leading up to Mother’s Day, and her mother, Channing Smythe, is just like any other single mother who wants the best for her children. The 28-year-old proud “East Coast Girl” is all about love, […]

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Annie Apple, Mother's Day, Wanda Durant, Wilma McNabb -

It’s mama’s turn. We know the narratives — they’re all too familiar. The sacrifice, struggle and sometimes the suffering of some of the world’s best, and best known, athletes. Their origin stories read like many of our own: humble beginnings, but with an anchor of support coming from moms who dare to believe in the […]

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Black Lives Matter, Mothers Day, National, National Mama's Bail Out Day, News, Race -

This Mother’s Day, the Black Lives Matter movement is working to bail as many mothers […]

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Books, Did You Hear the News?, Get Lifted, Kids, Momma, Mother's Day, Police Misconduct, Sanya Gragg, Terence Crutcher -

Sanya Gragg sat in front of a group of second-graders in late April, a bit startled by what she’d just heard. It was the first time the social worker and new author had brought her new book into a classroom to discuss its lessons. Gragg had just asked the children, 7- and 8-year-olds, about police […]

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Commentary, Mother's Day -

I‘ve long thought of Mother’s Day as a continuation of Church Hat Season in black houses of worship across America, a national pastime that reaches its peak from Easter through Father’s Day. The women wear their hats with amazing grace. When they bow their heads to pray and tilt their heads to better receive the […]

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Beyonce, Beyonce's mother, celebrity mothers, Entertainment, Kelly Rowland, Mothers Day, Solange, tina knowles -

With Mother’s Day just over the horizon, Black stars have been sharing heartfelt words about […]

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Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Entertainment, Esther Rolle, Film, Mother's Day, Mothers, Phylicia Rashad, Ruby Dee, Slideshow, Television, Tichina Arnold, Top Stories -

SLIDESHOW - Looking back on memorable films and television shows there are several characters that stand out as unforgettable mothers...

The post Slideshow: theGrio’s top 10 favorite fictional moms appeared first on theGrio.

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