Seals Allers, Kimberly

  • Kimberly Seals Allers is a leading authority on issues relating to modern, mothers of color, author of The Mocha Manual™ series of books and founder of, a daily parenting and lifestyle destination and blog for African American moms and moms-to-be. An award-winning journalist, Kimberly is also popular public speaker and consultant on the mom of color market, and fiercely committed to the fight to reduce the high infant and maternal mortality rates and increase the low breastfeeding rates in the African American community.

    In addition to her popular blog on, Kimberly blogs about the African American parenting experience for,, is a regular commentator for and the multicultural mom channel leader for She also serves as editorial director of the Black Maternal Health Project of Women’s eNews, a project of the Kellogg Foundation and is an advisory board member of the Bravado Breastfeeding Information Council.

    Her first book, The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy (Amistad/HarperCollins) a hip, funny and informative pregnancy guidebook for women of color put her on the map as a pregnancy and parenting expert with real-deal insights. The book was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and later turned into The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy DVD, available at Her book series also includes The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit, and The Mocha Manual to Military Life—A Savvy Guide for Girlfriends, Wives and Female Service Members.

    A graduate of New York University and Columbia University, Kimberly is a divorced mom of two who lives in Queens, New York.


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