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My First Post as a BlogHer.org Contributing Editor

2/6/2007 7:41:00 PM

by Nordette Adams


Nordette Adams is now a contributing editor for BlogHer.Org under Mommy and Family
Tonight I published my first post as a contributing editor to the Mommy and Family section of BlogHer.org. Honestly, I didn't know about what I should write. With everything that's been going on in my life lately, I have lots of material, but the rip and run of what creates bloggable material was weighing me down. I was tired.

I wrote about three different posts, all having a similar theme because I've been contemplating changing my life. What follows is the original beginning of the post I finally chose to publish. This beginning was not included. It goes with the post "Mothering Against the Odds: Live Well In Spite of Those Bad Statistics." For some readers, I'm sure this intro can stand alone.
In the last four years I became something I've never been before and not because I actively pursued it. I became the divorced mother of a teenage son who has little contact with his father, and I remained something I've always been, an African-American. So now, stretched before me, I have not only the negative labels society thrusts upon African-Americans, but I'm part of those statistics the media likes to publicize and often in a negative light. Yes, I am a black single mother raising a son without real access to a father in the home.

So how do I feel when I hear of studies that say "Plight Deepens for Black Males," or claims that 50 percent of black males are unemployed, and then heaped atop such claims studies reporting that children of divorced families are more likely to divorce? For a time, perhaps a few seconds, I feel defeated. Whether such studies, statistics and claims are correct or incorrect, I'm human and can't unhear the bad news. Neither can I become an ostrich and stick my head in the sand.

What I can d do is make a choice to take the road of my female ancestors and diligent mothers all over the planet and shout, "Yeah, well not my child! My child will not be one of the many young black men who don't attend college. He'll not be one lost to criminal activity or gang violence, nor must he become a man who can't maintain a marriage if he chooses. No, I say, I will do what I can to give him the best opportunities to overcome the odds against him."

To the cynic, this may sound very fluffy, like any minute I'll launch into a chorus of "Look on the sunny side of life." Nevertheless, I think that what we choose to believe about ourselves and the world around us, to some degree, shapes us. Why not opt to believe we will overcome negative odds, odds against us and our children? And not just believe, but give the belief substance through acts of faith, doing our very best in raising our children against the odds, against the grain of stories we hear about dysfunctional families and families failing. ... Continue reading here.
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More News by Nordette Adams

· Poetry Life & Times publishes video with Aberjhani's poem - 9/11/2014 12:17:00 AM
· Review of Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is Live at Blogher - 11/10/2010 8:07:00 PM
· Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder hacks Tyler Perry, movie mogul - 6/21/2010 11:20:00 AM
· Susan B. Anthony Liked Socialists and Other Educational Info - 5/15/2010 5:49:00 PM
· Gulf Coast Oil Spill Worsens - 4/29/2010 11:17:00 PM
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· A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: What Does WOC Mean? - 3/2/2010 10:13:00 AM
· Carleen Brice: Blogger's Novel Becomes Movie - 2/19/2010 8:26:00 PM
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· Oprah's Mr. Man Revealed Early on Women's Website - 11/7/2008 10:36:00 AM
· Faker Spotted on TV Land Show She's Got the Look - 6/8/2008 11:20:00 PM
· Adams' Martin Luther King Poem Used on 40th Anniversary of His Death - 5/22/2008 12:07:00 PM
· Do you believe babies are born a blank slate? - 3/3/2007 5:25:00 PM
· Mark Rockeymoore Produces Spoken Word CD for Acclaimed Poets - 10/30/2006 11:14:00 AM
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· Hip Hop Community Says The Children of New Orleans Need Us Now! - 8/2/2006 10:48:00 AM
· The Influential Female Poet Nordette Adams in National Poetry Month 2006  - 4/1/2006 5:13:00 PM
· CEO, Entrepreneur Mike Ray of PowerTalkFm Launches Motivational Moments - 2/9/2006 4:13:00 PM
· The Sandhills Writers Conference: Hurry, Hurry Before You Miss Out! - 1/31/2006 6:21:00 AM
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· Freshman Seminar TV Show Producers, Creator, & Cast on PowerTalkFM.com  - 7/25/2005 10:00:00 PM
· Visits to Luther Vandross Net Tribute Increase as Memorial Service Nears - 7/7/2005 3:41:00 PM
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