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The Last Time a Mormon Called Me the N-Word Was April 2017: Speaking to the Pain of a Black Mormon Woman

by Zandra Vranes | August 17, 2017 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

What a powerful article. Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement, the...

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What (and What Not) to Say to Black People at Church

by LDS Living Staff | April 26, 2017 | Videos Makes You Think Mormon Life

Authors and TOFW (Time Out for Women) presenters Tamu Smith and Zandra Vranes have long been a voice for bl...

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Sistas in Zion: How 2 Black Mormon Women Are Breaking Stereotypes

by Kelsey Berteaux | Famous Mormons Mormon Life

"People expect Mormons to be a lot of things: white, rich, serious. They picture who they’ve seen in the me...

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One Humiliating Christmas That Taught Me an Important Lesson About Service

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith, Excerpted from "Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I do not come from money. I come from whatever the opposite of money is. My siblings and I joke with our pa...

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4 Ways to Look Up When Life Has You Down

by Elise Babbel Hahl | Humor Fun Makes You Think

My mom made me wear a dress to the middle school spelling bee. It had pink flowers all over, a bow in the b...

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Dysfunctional Families are Forever

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith | Mormon Life

Dear Diary, “Raise your hand if you have a dysfunctional family.” I threw my hand up as high as it could re...

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Check Yo'Self Before You Wreck Yo' Self: A Life Lesson from Sistas in Zion

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith, Excerpted from "Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Usually we don’t write in our diaries one day and then read what we wrote the next. Some time usually elaps...

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12 LDS Books You Should Read Right Now

by Utah Valley 360 | Mormon Life

From biographies to fiction to self-help to children’s books, LDS authors have flooded the market with refl...

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Deseret Book Conference Weekend Events

by LDS Living | News from Utah

Downtown SLC Friday, October 3 11:30-1:30 1. Jon Huntsman Sr. – Barefoot to Billionaire 2. McArthur Krishna...

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21 Inspiring New LDS Memes to Brighten Your Day

by LDS Living Staff | Fun

Learn more about The 7-day Christian Find more information about Time Out for Women Read more in Power to B...