Mahogany Momology is an on-line dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood.
info_outline Season 5, Episode 2: The Wine Down 04/17/2022
Season 5, Episode 2: The Wine Down Season 5, Episode 2: The Wine Down About: The wine business is a billion dollar industry with < 3% of black and brown entrepreneurs serving as owners/operators within this setting. We’ll be discussing this sector with Tahiira Habibi, Founder/Sommelier of the Hue Society; Cofounder of the Roots Fund Initiative. Guest Bio: Tahiirah Habibi is an esteemed Sommelier, Founder and Executive Director. In 2012, Tahiirah opened the prestigious St.Regis, Bal Harbour. Her career ventured through many leadership roles to include, Micheal’s Genuine. Frustrated with the lack of diversity in the industry, she uses her skills to bridge the intersection of wine and culture. In 2017, she launched Hue Society as a safe space for the community to learn, commune and find resources in one place. She had created a cultural space for the Black community to share their developments and experiences in wine. Tahiirah is the first Black woman to grace the cover of Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 list and has been featured in Ocean Drive as one of the top 5 female sommeliers, VinePair, Wine Enthusiast, Upscale Magazine, and Imbibe Magazine to name a few. SUBSCRIBE TO FREE NEWSLETTER: Be the first to know about new episodes, get mom hacks, and more each week by subscribing to The Monday Momologist. Head over to mahoganymomology.com to get your free newsletter. Produced By: Great Music and Games Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website and Shopping: Twitter: @MMomology Insta: @mahoganymomology FB: @MahoganyMomology
info_outline Season 5, Episode 1: Farming and Reclaiming the Land 03/27/2022
Season 5, Episode 1: Farming and Reclaiming the Land Season 5, Episode 1: Farming and Reclaiming the Land About: Today we are discussing Black Sustainability as it relates to increasing our knowledge about urban gardening with Guest Momomologist Iyeshima Harris-Ouedraogo. Guest Bio: Iyeshima started her journey in the food justice movement over 10 years ago as a Green Guerillas Youth Tiller. A Jamaican native, she struggled with the process of assimilation into a new culture. Through farming she found great comfort in her community. Throughout her involvement in the movement, Iyeshima has taught food justice, advocated for universal free school lunch, assisted in the development and sustainment of youth-led organizations, and is now the Project Director of East New York Farms! She is dedicated to integrating youth empowerment and leadership into adult dominated sectors. With a double major in Political Science and Sociology, Iyeshima wishes to combine her passion for food justice and her knowledge of American politics to drive the importance of food in people’s everyday life. References: SUBSCRIBE TO FREE NEWSLETTER: Be the first to know about new episodes, get mom hacks, and more each week by subscribing to The Monday Momologist. Head over to mahoganymomology.com to get your free newsletter. Produced By: Great Music and Games Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website and Shopping: Twitter: @MMomology Insta: @mahoganymomology FB: @MahoganyMomology
info_outline Season 4: Episode 8: Generational Wealth 11/14/2021
Season 4: Episode 8: Generational Wealth Generational Wealth. We hear this term with the connotation devoted to trust funds and inheritances passed down by (white) family members. Can we have thriving Black businesses/communities to pass our level of generational wealth?
info_outline Season 4, Episode 7: The Value of Private School 10/10/2021
Season 4, Episode 7: The Value of Private School In Season 2, we discussed school choice, however focusing on all things private school from a prospective parents POV. Today, we will continue this conversation, however, from the side of administration within the private school. We are diving into private schools enriching culture and community relationships with our guests, Darnetta Forteau (Director of Admissions) and Kellee Murrell (Principal), from St. Philip's School and Community Center in Dallas, TX.
info_outline Season 4, Episode 6: Childhood Obesity 09/11/2021
Season 4, Episode 6: Childhood Obesity Child Obesity has been on a steady rise over the last 5 years. Childhood obesity in the Black population in the US has climbed to 22% versus 25.8% in the Latino community. Today, we have a guest Momologist and mother of 2, Vanessa Rissetto, to discuss obesity and more.
info_outline Season 4, Episode 5: Living with Someone with Mental Illness 07/25/2021
Season 4, Episode 5: Living with Someone with Mental Illness Let’s discuss having a partner and/or being the partner who is neurodiverse.
info_outline Season 4, Episode 4: The CROWN Act Part 2 06/20/2021
Season 4, Episode 4: The CROWN Act Part 2 You have heard of the CROWN Act (Listen to Season 2, Episode 22) but why aren't most states passing this law? Have we seen an improvement in the workforce re: perceptions of natural hair? Is the CROWN Act considered political activism 2.0 (1.5-ish)? Black Moms your voice is your vote! Produced By: Great Music and Games Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website and Shopping: Twitter: @MMomology Insta: @mahoganymomology FB: @MahoganyMomology FB Group:
info_outline Season 4, Episode 3: Black Moms & PhDs 06/06/2021
Season 4, Episode 3: Black Moms & PhDs How does one get the support and clarity, as black women within the higher education culture. We’ll be talking with Dr. Monique Bruner. About Guest Momologist Monique Bruner: Dr. Monique Bruner is completed her doctorate while graduating 2 girls from high school and taking in 2 toddlers. Not to mention she raised her husband's sister...we have 35, 21, 20, 6 & 5 year old children. I’ve been in higher education for over 25 years. Episode Sponsor: Juni Essentials Use Code: MOM20 to save 20% in the month of February 2020 This bamboo toothbrush has a handle with a smooth, luxurious finish and soft, tapered bristles that gets in all the hard-to-reach areas. No need to compromise between sustainability and quality- choose juni! This is perfect for the whole family- especially for those looking to provide a safer alternative to plastic for their kids! Produced By: Great Music and Games Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website and Shopping: Twitter: @MMomology Insta: @mahoganymomology FB: @MahoganyMomology FB Group: Resources: References American Association of University Women. Fast Facts: Women of Color in Higher Education. Retrieved March 10, 2021, from Harris, Adam (2019) The Disciplines Where No Black people Earn Ph.Ds, Retrieved Thomas, T, et.al (2020) Working as a Black Mamademic during COVID-19: Avoid concerns and clarity. Retrieved Ginder, S. et al (2018) Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2016-17. National Center for Education Statistics. Hamrick, Karen (2016) Doctorate Recipients from US Universities. NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STATISTICS, Retrieved
info_outline Season 4, Episode 1: 2020 - The Year of the Black Woman 02/07/2021
Season 4, Episode 1: 2020 - The Year of the Black Woman 2020 wasn't that bad....was it?
info_outline Season 3, Episode 21: The New Educational Wealth Gap 07/26/2020
Season 3, Episode 21: The New Educational Wealth Gap We'll discuss one of those factors that *may* contribute to the decisions OUR families are making--the wealth gap of education. Thanks to social media, not only have we heard the about the expansion of ‘learning pods’, we also hearing of other options like concierge-type teaching where teachers come to their homes.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 20: On the Couch During the Pandemic 07/19/2020
Season 3, Episode 20: On the Couch During the Pandemic We’ve covered a lot of topics during this pandemic, but we’ve never really sat down with ourselves to check in with how the black mother is doing...feeling...surviving during the pandemic. It’s time to schedule an appointment, sit on the couch and make sense of it all with our therapist, Dr. Dahomey Abanishe.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 19: School Choice During COVID-19 07/12/2020
Season 3, Episode 19: School Choice During COVID-19 With a little over a month away from school reopening, parents are expressing concerns about the protocols for safe social distancing, sanitation practices, and teacher training. Let’s discuss the education options and concerns during COVID-19.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 18: When its US bullying US 07/05/2020
Season 3, Episode 18: When its US bullying US When Black women are the token minority in the workforce, we attempt to seek out other Black women co-workers within the office environment. But what happens when that sense of pride and #blackgirlmagic turns to misery and dread the hands of said Black woman? Let’s talk bullying is the worst, as an adult, when it’s buy us.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 17: Researching Your Roots 06/28/2020
Season 3, Episode 17: Researching Your Roots Last episode we spoke with Awete Tyehimba, owner of Pan African Connection, about reconnecting with our roots...the inspiration behind the reconnecting. One question we asked was where do we begin. It can be quite an overwhelming and daunting task. We’ll be talking about the process of researching your roots with our guest momologist, Bernetta Knighten of BernettaStyle.
info_outline 2nd Anniversary: Season 3/Episode 12: The Mindful Mom 05/10/2020
2nd Anniversary: Season 3/Episode 12: The Mindful Mom Have you ever heard of mindfulness meditation? Let’s explore this thought process of mindfulness meditation with our guest momologist, Alana Sutton Watkins.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 11: Coping During COVID Times 05/03/2020
Season 3, Episode 11: Coping During COVID Times Daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has been stressful for people. The need for natural human interaction has abruptly halted with mandates to immediately shelter in place for an unforeseen amount of time. Our lives have shifted. We’re having varied, valid emotions in adults and children. We’re discussing feelings and coping during COVID-19 with our returning guest momologist Sh’Niqua Alford.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 10: The Wild Wild Web 04/26/2020
Season 3, Episode 10: The Wild Wild Web The current state of sheltering-in-place has forced the use technology more than ever for economic stability (as weak as it is now), social/mental well-being and educational tools for society. Sadly, we’re hearing of hackers displaying explicit images and expressing racist rhetoric within Zoom calls or kid Youtube videos. Today, we will discuss cyberbullying and cyber crimes during COVID-19 with our returning guest momologist, Dr. Alicia Makaye.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 9: Moms in the Cannabis Business 04/19/2020
Season 3, Episode 9: Moms in the Cannabis Business Mel and Tash discuss how moms can in and outiside of states that have legalized marijuana can have a business in the cannabis industry. Guest Momologist: Whitney Beatty, CEO of The Apothecarry Brands, INC.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 8: Black Women and Menopause 03/01/2020
Season 3, Episode 8: Black Women and Menopause Menopause affects all women regardless of race or socioeconomic background. However, recent studies have shown that the experience of menopause is different among different racial groups. Unfortunately, when it comes time for menopause, you're also likely to have more intense symptoms than your white peers. We will talk, in-depth of the change of life with our guest Momologist, Dr. Tiffany Woodus
info_outline Season 3, Episode 7: Black Jewish Mom 02/23/2020
Season 3, Episode 7: Black Jewish Mom Rashida Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, and most recent Tiffany Haddish are some of the notable African American Jewish celebrities. We can theorize that their celebrity status makes the transition easier to acclimate than non celebrities. We will discuss the path of being a Black Jewish mom in society with out guest momologist, Aviva Brown.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 6: Motherhood Abroad 02/16/2020
Season 3, Episode 6: Motherhood Abroad On this podcast, we’ve been talking about the American Black motherhood experience. But what’s the journey like aboard? Do they experience racism? Colorism? Educational disparities. We will discuss The Black Motherhood Experience abroad with our guest momologist, Kearie Dee of Woke Mommy Chatter.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 5: Separate and unequal, When the School Board is not advocating for your child 02/09/2020
Season 3, Episode 5: Separate and unequal, When the School Board is not advocating for your child Recently, the city of Lancaster ISD sued a board member for a conflict of interest for being an advocate to children with special needs. This discussion leads to the question, shouldn’t our school board be advocating for children’s best interest, with our guest momologist, Carolyn Morris.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 4: Coping with Grief 02/02/2020
Season 3, Episode 4: Coping with Grief The emotional trauma brought on by the death of a close family member is often accompanied by varied emotional responses. Adults have difficulty processing death, but how do we have a healthy and successful discussion about death to their offspring? We will discuss how to talk to your children about death with our Guest Momologist, Kymberly Akpowowo.
info_outline Season 3, Episode 2: Relationships and Finances 01/21/2020
Season 3, Episode 2: Relationships and Finances Seventy percent of black women are the primary or sole financial breadwinner, but yet are not confident about our finances. Kids definitely take up the finances, but should we be living in a constant hamster wheel/robbing Peter to pay Paul lifestyle? Can we (the black woman) collectively say we have the financial confidence to pay, save, and invest? Let’s break it down….