White Parents, Talk to Your Kids About Race on Martin Luther King Day (And...

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Looking back on my elementary school years, I have a few memories of learning about the civil rights movement. I remember drawing a smiling picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in second grade,...

3 Ways To Celebrate MLK With Children

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When my oldest daughter, Adrielle, was in the second grade, she came home from school and told me that two schoolmates refused to play with her. “They said they are better than me because...

Juneteenth: Celebration instead of Misappropriation and Commercialization

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Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated every year on June 19th, combining "June" and "nineteenth" to create Juneteenth. It is a holiday that has become celebrated over the years, but the meaning behind it is often...

Black Lives Matter Month – Don’t Make it Weird

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Black Lives Matter Month…sheesh, what a challenging topic for me at times. I shared my experience with a new high school graduate in my last blog and all the excitement. I didn't share the...

Do You Know the Origin of Black History Month?

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Every February, we as a nation celebrate Black History Month. Like clockwork every year, the month is dedicated to the celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans and those of African descent. For many of...

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,...
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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...
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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...