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...

5 Things Every Austinite Should Know About Black History

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As this month comes to a close, it’s a great time to remember Black History is so much more than 28 days or one checkbox on our to do list. Understanding and appreciating the...

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...

Best Picture Books For Black History Month

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Black History Month is all about highlighting voices and leaders in the African-American community, Black history truly is American history in which all children can benefit. These books for Black History month are perfect...

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...
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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...

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...

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...