Navigating Black History Month as a Transracial Family 

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I’ve always approached Black History Month in school with a bit of trepidation because every year it fails me! As a mom of three Black boys, I realized early on that they were getting...

5 Things Every Austinite Should Know About Black History

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Black History is so much more than 28 days or one checkbox on our to do list. Understanding and appreciating the stories of Black History should be an ongoing joy and responsibility. Austin has a...

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...

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...

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 Maternal Health: Become an Advocate for Yourself

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Black History Month is when we reflect on our history and reignite our dedication to dismantling systemic barriers that prevent our nation from truly having justice for all.As a Black mother, I want to...

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,...

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...

BEyond MLK Day- LIVE the Dream

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The 2023 theme for MLK Day was “Together, We Can Be THE Dream” and I wholeheartedly agree and want all of us to feel empowered to do the same, so here are some ideas...

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...