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Black Military Wives Blog by Aminat Odunewu-seese - 3M ago
Being a Muslim wife/family in the military…Ooh this is a heavy one. When I was first asked to write this, I was excited but also unsure, because I did not…
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“Are you ashamed of me, because I’m an Officer?”  The question caught me off-guard.  My heart sank.  I just finished telling my husband about the wonderful posts on the Black…
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When someone says that his/her spouse is deployed, my empathy immediately goes out to the person left behind while also praying for their spouse’s safety.   When it comes to the spouses…
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As a child, I didn’t have many Birthday parties.  No, we weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses.  We–my siblings and I–just didn’t have many Birthday parties.   As a pre-teen, I was in the Big Brother & Sister program, and…
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Earlier in the relationship, you were probably more risky.  Boundless intimacy on the patio while the neighbors in the adjacent apartment building could look on–if they just happened to walk outside–made your heart…
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Have you heard the saying, “Don’t tell me what they said about me. But, tell me why they were so comfortable telling you?” Most people would agree that trust is…
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ALL healthy military matrimonies are beautiful! But, it’s the non-traditional unions in the “Black military Wives” Facebook group that recently captured my attention; these marriages are taking their gumption to new heights. Lately, I’ve…
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In 1948, President Harry Truman signed an Executive Order to integrate the military and mandate the equality of treatment/opportunities for Blacks. Unfortunately, desegregation of the military was not complete for…
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I’m a dreamer. I live for a great idea! Recently, however, my ideas needed a little CPR. If I didn’t get some people to breathe life into my goals quickly,…
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Yes, the military lifestyle can be stressful, but so can the civilian lifestyle.  Thankfully, I’m a silver-lining type of gal and I like to look at the glass as half-full.…
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