10 Myths About Single Black Moms

January 25, 2011  |  

Myths by Chaya Wilkins
Facts by Veronica Wells

The idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” is rarely taken into consideration when it comes to single mothers. Most often, the assumption is that all single moms, especially those who are African American, have the same story—characters, plot line, ending, and all. And the media doesn’t do much to dispel the stereotypes that lead to these assumptions, in fact, most portrayals of ‘single black mothers’ tell the same old story.

Here are 10 myths about single black moms:

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