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I Am a Strong Beautiful Black Single Mother

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    A Movie About Single Black Motherhood

    Saw this movie at Walmart that reminded me of myself. I had my first daughter at 14. Although my story was a bit different. I applaud the people that made it that showed that there is still room for love for young single moms. 
    ShawnnaPearl ShawnnaPearl 22-25 May 11, 2012

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    I Am A Single Mother.

    When I was 2 months pregnant my husband decided that I wasnt worth the trouble and ended our marriage. My daughter is now 9months old and to date has never laid eyes on her father. I am her family, every decision I make is with her best interest at heart. I discovered a strength...
    ZZsMummy ZZsMummy 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Chidren Are Blessing

     I am a strong African woman raising 2 great sons on my own and I am grateful that I don't depend on peoples to do anything for me or my kids. If anyone desire to assist me throughout out the process, I won't reject them; but I won't be asking for too much favor now. My two...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Dear Angela

    Angela, my angel. I knew you were going to be special from the beginning. Mommy was just so young and didn't have any plans on having kids. 16 years old, sophomore in high school just walking home from a drill team practice is when my life changed. A group of very sick men...
    uhshamefulbeauty uhshamefulbeauty 22-25, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Pain Before Beauty...

    My Open Heart Manifesto: (Never Be Afraid to Be Yourself) I am (and always have been) an African American Single Mother. I gave birth to my first child at the age of 20. She was my blessing; as 'Thanks for My Child' played on the radio that year. Her father was a guy that I...
    ZenMamaPolitic ZenMamaPolitic 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    A Beautiful Mother of Three.

    I Am a Strong Beautiful Black Single Mother because I had three children two of them are special needs. I never looked at them as a burdern but a joy delight, please dont mistaken by this road I have travel was truly a long and lonely one. My last two are 18mths apart and...
    mommylove mommylove 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    My Not So Little Tyron X

    My Tyrone jus' wont stop getting angry wiv me! He's getting bigger now and i'm starting to worry what should i do girls? x
    charlton07 charlton07 36-40 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    Was Told

    Once a wise man told softly If there is a man you love put the man above, above your needs and wants; for he is the man the man that you have chosen to love in respect   Yet this part is the most important of all, this man Have to know his laws and respect you as he wants...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    Single Mom Goes Back to School

    I am also a strong beautiful, black, single mom. Not by choice, but by circumstance. You are right it ain't easy, but God will provide, I know this to be true, because just like many others I have cried more than laughed, struggled more than  a little, crawled more than...
    LadyHoneynut LadyHoneynut 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    Man And Kids

    I have the most unsual things happening to me. In my mind, I am no longer in a relationship with someone who does not want to let go. We have been friend  for 7 months knowing that it could lead to a relationship; we had wanted to take the time to know each other...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2010

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    I am a strong beautiful black single mother.

    ...for my girls Stepping into the realm of blessings overflow. Entrepreneur, teacher, student, and now author. Girls, with God all things are possible. Speaking blessings over our first book 25 faith statements for the single mom and continued blessings for the 2nd and more to...
    jkingauthor jkingauthor 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I am single and looking! I'm a very kind, caring, honest, and genuine guy. I hope one day I'm blessed with an amazing woman I recently got into an accident at work and injured my...
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    I'm a single mom of one boy, age 10. The journey has been equal parts exhaustion, joy, and frustration, and I would do it all over again without hesitation.
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    Single for over 8 years now and I prefer it that way. I've had a few men approach me and take an interest in me over the years but right now, I'm busy taking care of my two...
    MarloesB MarloesB 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am very blessed to still have my mother at my age. She is a sweet, dainty 92 year old. The two of us dona lot together.
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    One 15, the other 8. My teenager is turning out to be a lovely young lady, always catching the boys' eyes and interests. And she isn't stuck-up about her looks (I raised her better...
    MarloesB MarloesB 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Single mother of two girls. One is 15, the other is 8. They're the two loves of my life. I've had to raise them mostly by myself but it has been a real blessing. They're very...
    MarloesB MarloesB 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I just want to take the time to say that just because we are going through a marriage crisis, divorced or is already a single parent, it does not mean we are desperately lonely and...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My wife is black only for 12 years
    cucked4ever cucked4ever 61-65, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    There isn't a person on this planet who doesn't have something beautiful about them. Only problem is it takes someone else to see it in you.
    Qwertman1234 Qwertman1234 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I was raised primarily by my mother and my grandmother, I never knew who my father was and really didnt care because I had my mom (and grandmom). Life as an only was lonely at...
    EtTuJudas EtTuJudas 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    On August 4th, 2010 I have birth to a beautiful baby girl (from here on I will call her Love) She was unexpected, but I loved her from the moment I know I was pregnant. Shortly...
    DazzleDesire DazzleDesire 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    This note compares the lives depicted in two movies featuring a strong female protagonist, each of whom has an experience that has been thrust upon her against her will. In each...
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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest. So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel so lost. I feel numb. And I'm not sure why. Why has it been all this time and I still think of him? It's like I've relapsed. I took a step forward, then 2 back it seems. In...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi.. In my life I think I been through a lot, for example my parents divorce, leaving me alone to survive for 5 months( you can check out my other post about my family divorce and...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260 13-15, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    After several days of not hearing from my girl. Mom. My health is not getting any better. I just can't keep anything down. And goes on to describe her symptoms. She also states...
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    The very first time I saw you was the most wonderful moment of my life. You smiled at me and I smiled shyly back at you. The first time I looked into your eyes I was amazed and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a proud single mother of four.That in itself is stressful. If I had to describe my parenting skills, I'd have to say "Old School" and because it's just me... They know that...
    MissingTrevion1020 MissingTrevion1020 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my mom is one and she is doing a great job raising us all. I have deep respect for parents in general but moms or dad who raises children all by themselves that is most impressive...
    Countryroad15 Countryroad15 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    *I wrote this story a while ago under a different name but feel like bringing it back to the forefront now. Dear Black Women, For the most part, I'd like to direct this to the...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 14 Responses Jan 29

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    As I arrived at the nursing home, I saw my brother in the room at her bedside. She was experiencing apnea and had been given high doses of morphine by the hospice nurses on duty...
    Nightvale Nightvale 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    To all the people who stood against me, to my backstabbing friends, to my “family” who always treated me like **** and belittled me, to my mum who is always bullying me...
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    It's hard to actually see this belief in action, but I experienced it. As a kid in grade school I developed almost crippling social anxiety. As such, social interactions...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    So - I don't exactly feel very GOOD at life. I have a pretty good brain inside my head, but for some reason it didn't lead me to choose the correct decisions. I even KNEW the...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I am a new single parent. Words I never thought I would truly say. I have a beautiful daughter who I am blessed to have by my side everyday. It has been a hard road to get here...
    wafirebelly wafirebelly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I am a single mother with 3 beautiful boys. my 6 and 7 year old live with there father and my youngest lives with me. (different fathers) my youngest father had abandoned us for a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23

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    Proud and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being a black woman and apart of a people that are so strong and resilient. That have rich history even after all of the troubles...
    Tutu7 Tutu7 61-65, F 13 Responses Jan 21

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