(Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series.) Pregnancy has long been perceived (some might say misconstrued) as something “normal” women can readily achieve. There is a presumption that it’s a natural and easy occurrence. Black and brown women have long been specifically plagued by the stereotype that we are over-productive reproductive machines. And yet, recent data indicates that fertility rates are at an all-time low, particularly for black women (-11% since 2007) and Hispanic women (-27%). Meanwhile, pre-term births and maternal mortality rates frighteningly continue to rise—in the case of the latter, most significantly for black women. All of the above indicate overarching environmental and societal factors that are affecting everyone’s reproductive abilities, but those of black women in particular. (When coupled with our current administration, they make The Handmaid’s Tale seem less like a dystopian fantasy than a … [Read more...] about Fertility Issues Are More Common Than We Think. Why Haven’t We Learned How to Talk About It?
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LeBron James shared an NBA court for the last time with longtime buddy and former teammate Dwyane Wade last night. It was a fun and festive game that ended with Wade throwing up a crazy potential game-tying three and then hugging James right as the buzzer sounded. It also, briefly, left Knicks fans searching their homes for poisonous substances. After the game, while James and Wade chatted at mid-court, the following exchange was broadcast on TV: The Garden? As in... Madison Square Garden? As in... LeBron James was actually thinking about signing with the Knicks?? It can’t be true, can it? A world in which the greatest player in NBA history chose not to play for the New York Knicks because sour old basketball grandpa Phil Jackson was rude to sour old basketball-chucker Carmelo Anthony is a world that few Knicks fans could go on existing in. Thankfully, it appears that we don’t actually live in such a reality: So calm down, Knicks fans. Now you can go back to enjoying your … [Read more...] about LeBron Manages To Accidentally Torment Knicks Fans During Dwyane Wade’s Farewell
Can I be real with y’all? The world we live in is complete and utter trash. Existing is hard, but things like Trader Joe’s plantain chips, direct deposits and plans you regretted making getting canceled are just some of the things that make existing bearable. You know what else makes life a little bit brighter? Finally getting something you’ve dreamed about that you thought would never happen. Insert Gabrielle Union. As she’s publicly disclosed, Union has been biologically trying to bring life into this world for years, and has unfortunately been unsuccessful. She’s suffered multiple miscarriages—and yet, she persevered. Union and her husband Dwyane Wade recently welcomed a new baby girl, named Kaavia James Union Wade, via surrogate. But what was supposed to be a time of celebration and warm and fuzzies was met with ridicule and ill-advised commentary. “Why is she wrapped up in bed like she carried the child?” one of many Instagram … [Read more...] about Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Deserve Uninterrupted Happiness Not Ridicule Over Their Long-Awaited Child’s Birth
In Septemeber, Dwyane Wade announced his plans to rejoin the Miami Heat, then retire at the conclusion of his 17th season in the NBA. While I’m sure he also had aspirations to finally catch up on all the sleep he missed during his illustrious NBA career, having a baby has a funny way of completely derailing such plans. On Thursday, the couple announced that they’ve welcomed a beautiful bundle of joy into the world. While Wade has three sons from previous relationships, this is the couple’s first child together. Their daughter was born via surrogate. “11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” Union shared on Instagram. “Welcome to the party sweet girl!” While the couple has spent several years trying to have a child of their own, Union has been courageously transparent in sharing their struggles throughout that process. In her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, after revealing that … [Read more...] about Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Welcome the Daughter They’ve Always Deserved
Well hello there, fellow basketball enthusiast! It’s that time again: Time for the NBA season to have begun literally over two hours ago, when the Celtics and Sixers tipped off in Boston. There could be no better time than this to look ahead to what the 2018-19 season has in store for us, except maybe Christmas. Below you’ll find an alphabetical list of the NBA teams, and at least in some cases possibly some information about the large men wearing their uniforms, such as some of their names. That’s handy! Look, let’s just do this thing. Atlanta Hawks What is their deal?The Hawks went 24-58 last season, finished dead last in the Eastern Conference, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007; they stunk like shit and were awful to watch. But, uh, on purpose! After years of annual rejiggering to remain competitive in the weak East, Atlanta’s braintrust made the choice to go in the tank in 2017-18, in hopes of finally, finally, for the first … [Read more...] about A Timely Preview Of The 2018-19 NBA Season, Which, Ah, Hm, Appears To Have Begun Already