Why it’s Important to Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

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This year marks the 9th annual celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week, with the theme being, The Big Pause: Collective Rest and Power. As a Black mom who struggled to breastfeed all three of her babies,...
Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Grit and Grace to Gold : Our Champion, Tamyra Mensah-Stock

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’Oh my gosh, look at us representing" These words were spoken affectionately on a world wrestling stage between sisters- not bound by blood, yet still predesigned to share a sisterhood by their two most identifiable...
slave songs

Juneteenth :: Celebrating Freedom Through Music

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Juneteenth, which falls on June 19th every year, is a special day to commemorate the end of slavery in America. On this day in 1865, the Union Army entered Texas, ending the state's two-year...

Juneteenth and How You Can Celebrate

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So What IS Juneteenth about? “Freedom Day” – The Emancipation from Slavery for African-Americans in Texas. Being a true Texas girl, I’ve celebrated this holiday with my family and our church and local communities my...

Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

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As part of my commitment to raising race-conscious children, I’ve been diversifying our bookshelves—purchasing and checking out books from the library that feature faces and characters from all different races and ethnicities. I want...

Black Owned Businesses to Support in Austin

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One simple way that we can help the current fight for equality is by supporting the black-owned businesses in our community. They need us more than ever. In times like this, especially in times like...
Black History Month

What I Wish I Had Known About Black History Month As A Kid

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I'll admit it: I didn't celebrate Black History Month as a kid.  My family was one of the only minority families in a predominantly small, white suburban town, and we were East Indian. I was...

5 Things to Share with Your Child About Black History Month

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Black History Month is a time designated to highlighting achievements and contributions of African Americans that historically weren't as focused on in traditional history classes. Here are 5 things any Texas mom should share...