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New Podcast Alert: “A Mommy Cast” Takes On Topics For And About New Millennial Mothers

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“A Mommy Cast” Podcast

A Mommy Cast, launched by new moms and best friends Latoya “Toyz” Rodriguez and Chanel Rae Pettaway is taking a unique approach to Mommy convos through the lenses of professional women new to motherhood.

Both marketing and media executives, Toya and Chanel are looking to share their experiences with today’s mom, and tackling every taboo mommy topic, from miscarriages, delivery stories, circumcision, recovery, weight-loss, seasonal clothing shopping, maternity leave, dealing with social media, baby savings plans, dealing with the grandmas, childcare, items they can’t live without, and more…

Take a listen to episode 1 below:

Notable guests to include experts in psychology, healthcare, celebrity guests, and more. Will you be listening?

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RED CARPET ROUND UP! 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards – Black Love, Looks & Slay

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You’ve seen our Best Dressed from last night’s NAACP Image Awards, now get into the fabness of everyone else’s looks on last night’s red carpet…

Kerry Washington, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, June Ambrose, Halle Berry and plenty more made our Best Dressed list (see their looks HERE!), but there was plenty more fabness to go around.

Last night’s 49th annual NAACP Image Awards had a star-overload of a red carpet.  And we’ve got everyone you need to see.  Buckle up, there’s MUCH to discuss.

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We love when couples link up to form a black love squad, and that’s exactly what the Browns and the Anthonys did outside the Pasadena Civic Center before showtime.

Host Anthony Anderson and his wife Alvina posed it up with big winner of the night Sterling K. Brown and his "This Is Us" co-star/wife Ryan Michelle Bathe.

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Host and also a big winner of the night, Anthony, brought his whole fam out to celebrate, including his hilarious mom.

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Sterling and Ryan are becoming red carpet regular these days.  And we love it. Ryan rocked Lebanese designer GEMY MAALOUF for her hubby’s big night. Pretty.

Our fave newlyweds also hit the carpet:

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Letoya Luckett-Walker and Tommicus Walker floated onto the carpet fresh off nonstop wedding and honeymoon picture sharing. Letoya rocked a NF by Nour gown which had some folks raising an eyebrow.  But that new married woman glow…

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Killed it.

One of our fave siblings duos mad eit a QT night on the carpet:

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"Empire" star Jussie Smollett & "Underground" star and nominee Jurnee Smollett-Bell hit the carpet together.

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Fab Christos Costarellos dress for the new mom.

Red carpet host Terrence J snapped it up with his model girlfriend Jasmine Sanders before he got to his hosting duties:

 

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Terrence rocked a dapper look from Suitsupply while Jasmine, who’s on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico, rocked this bold red sexy number and Bulgari jewels.

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Yes Greek love! Terrence caught up with Omari Hardwick on the carpet too.

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While Jas snapped it up with Yara Shahidi.

Issa reunion!

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The former cat of "Everybody Hates Chris" was there flourishing with new roles.  Tichina Arnold is starring in an upcoming movie called Pat, Tyler James Williams stars in "Dear White People" on Netflix, Terry Crews is killing it everywhere like "Brooklyn Nine Nine" and Imani Hakim (Tonya) starred in Netflix’s Burning Sands and will be in the upcoming TV Movie Down For Whatever.

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Speaking of "Dear White People," Tyler’s co-star Antoinette Robertson hit the carpet in a fun Fouy Chov Couture dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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Dondre Whitfield posed it up with Michael B. Jordan and Omari.

 

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Presenter Laverne Cox served up a blonde bombshell moment in a see-thru Abyss by Abby moment with Stuart Weitzman heels with an L’AFSHAR lucite & marble clutches .

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Jemele Hill and michael Smith were on hand to present.  Come thru J!

 

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Auntie Maxine put on her Sunday’s best and hit ’em with the shoulders. She arrived with her husband Sid Williams.

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Director Ava Duvernay won big (and gave the most epic speech) rocking a look by Greta Constantine.  Who else is waiting impatiently for A Wrinkle In Time?!

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"Insecure" star Yvonne Orji rocked a floral embellished gown by Patricia Bonaldi.  Loving this hair.

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"This Is Us" star Susan Kelechi Watson rocked this sexy Asian inspired PhuongMy dress and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes on the carpet. Dead at that photobomb.

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Chadwick Boseman was on his Black Panther steez as he was there to present.

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Samira Wiley hit the carpet in bold yellow alongside her wife Lauren Morelli.

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Jordan Peele was on hand for his big multi-nominee night.

 

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Lynn Whitfield is reminding everybody she can still come to slay.

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Upcoming Black Panther star Danai Gurira rocked the perfect shade of stark white with this Rodarte dress.

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Andra Day rocked her hair in a wrap, decorative hair pins and this colorful look.

 

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Performer Common made his way to the carpet and posed it up with little Miles Brown.

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Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya won big for his role in Get Out.  We see he’s still not snapping pics publicly with his girlfriend.

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Announcer MC Lyte showed some skin in sexy all black.

Marsai Martin is becoming a little fashionista!

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The adorable "blackish" star rocked a green Pantora dress and Loriblu shoes for her big night.

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Her TV grandma and co-star Jenifer Lewis kept it sleek in all black before winning big with her cast.

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Marshall star Keesha Sharp was on the carpet celebrating her new movie on the very appropriate MLK Holiday.

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The ladies of "The Real" held it down on night 2 after hosting the nontelevised awards the previous night.  They also won an NAACP Award themselves.  Congrats.

 

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Rob Riley caught up with his industry bestie Demetria McKinney on the carpet who rocked a Jovani Fashions gown. Cute!

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Hey guys!

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Cutie Yvette Nicole Brown kept it colorful on the carpet in this ÖFUURË frock.  Glad to see she’s still smiling even after her show "the Mayor" was recently cancelled.

 

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Come.On.Thru Loretta Divine!

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Draya Michelle kept it simple but sexy in an Elizabeth & James dress and Saint Laurent sandals.

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Red carpet host Tanika Ray rocked a beaded DAUGHTERS OF NONYELUM (DON) gown for her big night.

 

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Oh, Paula Jai Parker….

 

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"Survivor’s Remorse" star Erica Ash rocked a keyhole double slit dress to up the sex appeal on the carpet.

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"Queen Sugar" star Rutina Wesley didn’t win her category for the night, but she looked fab nonetheless.

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Lil Mama took another red carpet risk, and we def don’t hate it.  Her french Hayari Paris look was more avant garde than one would expect for this show, but we love her vibe.

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"Orange is the New Black" star Danielle Brooks kept it princess-like in this Michael Costello gown.  Pretty.

 

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And "LAHH: Miami" star Amara looked like afro-latina doll that she is.  Stunning.

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Fabolous, Jadakiss and Young Ma Party It Up At SL Lounge In Atlanta [Photos]

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Fabolous, Jadakiss and Young Ma Party It Up At SL Lounge In Atlanta

Fabolous and Jadakiss took over SL Lounge in Atlanta last Saturday night, crowding the VIP with friends like Mr. Rugs, Young MA, KeKe Wyatt, and more all spotted on the scene…

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Serena Williams Speaks On Black Women’s High Post-Pregnancy Death Rate, Sheds Tears Reading Other Mothers’ Stories

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Serena Williams reflects on the complications she endured while giving birth which have opened up a conversation about black women’s rate of death compared to white women on social media. More inside…

Serena Williams is a champion on the tennis court and off as she has embarked on the wonderful journey of motherhood. Not to mention, she’s also a wife now.

The tennis superstar recently opened up in VOGUE magazine about the complications she endured as she gave birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

The 36-year-old had to undergo an emergency C-section after her daughter’s heart rate dropped dangerously low. Baby Olympia was born healthy, but mom still had some complications. Serena ended up suffering a pulmonary embolism, which is blood clots in the lungs. As she was familiar with her medical history, she told the doctors and nurses what to do, but they did not listen. Eventually, they took her advice and they were able to fix the issue.

Now, a conversation about the disproportionate mortality rate of African-American women compared to white women has been hot on social media. Statistics prove that black women are more likely to die from pregnancy (or childbirth-related causes) than white women are.

“I didn’t expect that sharing our family’s story of Olympia’s birth and all of complications after giving birth would start such an outpouring of discussion from women — especially black women — who have faced similar complications and women whose problems go unaddressed,” Serena said in a Facebook message attached to an adorable video of Olympia.

“These aren’t just stories: according to the CDC, (Center for Disease Control) black women are over 3 times more likely than White women to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes. We have a lot of work to do as a nation and I hope my story can inspire a conversation that gets us to close this gap,” she continued.

She’s right. There’s a huge gap that needs to be closed.

“A black woman is 22 percent more likely to die from heart disease than a white woman, 71 percent more likely to perish from cervical cancer, but 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes,” a Pro Publica article states.

And it doesn’t seem to matter the black woman’s status.

“It tells you that you can’t educate your way out of this problem,” said Raegan McDonald-Mosley, the chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “You can’t health-care-access your way out of this problem. There’s something inherently wrong with the system that’s not valuing the lives of black women equally to white women.”

As black women, we don’t need statistics to tell us what we already deal with on a daily.  But for those who think we’re making this ish up, the proof is in the numbers.

While Serena’s birth experience wasn’t the greatest, she said she’s happy it happened to her and it made her appreciate herself and other women more.

“It made me stronger and it made me appreciate women — both women with and without kids — even more. We are powerful!!!”

After sharing her message, she was bombarded with birthing stories from women all around the world. Rena took some time to read them and it got her super emotional.

“I’m in tears with all these stories I have almost read every single one of them- and plan on doing so! I’m glad we can speak out about this. Let’s continue to let our voices be heard. That’s the only way to make change,” she wrote in the comments.

Read her full message below:

So adorbs!

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Veronica Vega speaks out about Racism, Love & Hiphop Miami, her music and More!

FreddyO.comVeronica Vega Veronica Vega from Love and Hip Hop Miami is a singer, dancer, and all-around performer who has her eyes on the prize and isn’t letting up until her dreams become a reality. She is signed to super producer Polow da Don and has new music coming out in February and March. This new season of…

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