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An Idea Whose Time Has Come – Bringing Kwanzaa Home

An Idea Whose Time Has Come – Bringing Kwanzaa Home

🕔09:05, 30.May 2014

                  Kwanzaa celebrations fill the calendar during the last week of December each year since its creation by Dr. Maulana Karenga.  While the celebrations are festive occasions attended by many, our communities remain in need of the results promised

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All of Our Children are Worth It!!!!

All of Our Children are Worth It!!!!

🕔13:48, 28.May 2014

  “There are days as a mother that I question whether all of the chauffeuring, cooking, cleaning, challenging, chasing, chastising, chaperoning, confiding, cursing, clinching, charming and communicating is worth all the effort.”  Then I get a call from my oldest

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Empowering and Promoting  Parents

Empowering and Promoting Parents Updated

🕔13:53, 16.May 2014

  The idea of extending  Mother’s Day  arose while considering the awesome task of literally saving our children’s lives.     The Children’s Defense Fund’s Protect Children, Not Guns cited 2,694 children and teens died from guns in the United States in

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A Mother’s Day Challenge

A Mother’s Day Challenge Updated

🕔09:24, 10.May 2014

  The recent shooting and killing of a man on the B15 bus by a 14-year-old during a gang feud must serve as a wake-up call for all adults and especially parents. We owe our children security and it should

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Creating a Summer with a Purpose

Creating a Summer with a Purpose

🕔11:48, 2.May 2014

  As a high school student in my “one traffic light town” in South Carolina, I remember being excited when debates were added to the curriculum and totally enjoyed participating.   Decades later, debates still exist, without sourcing the causes of

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Re-creating the Village

Re-creating the Village

🕔12:34, 12.Apr 2014

Reading and listening to news media citing the murders of youth on our streets, witnessing the homeless and hungry, the ever-rising numbers of youth who are school dropouts and prisoners doesn’t seem to initiate community. The plight of our youth

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Re-creating  Community For Our Children

Re-creating Community For Our Children

🕔19:16, 2.Apr 2014

By: Aminisha Black “My elders are convinced that the West is as endangered as the indigenous cultures it has decimated in the name of colonialism. There is no doubt that, at this time in history, Western civilization is suffering from

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Children Continue to be the Future

Children Continue to be the Future

🕔19:30, 29.Mar 2014

The Uhuru Sasa Book Tour featuring authors who attended Uhuru Sasa Shule (Freedom Now School), then located at 10 Claver Place, begins Saturday, April 5th, 5-8 pm at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton Street @Claver Place and includes the following

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A Women’s History Month Assignment

A Women’s History Month Assignment Updated

🕔11:25, 23.Mar 2014

According to the most recent Children’s Defense Fund’s Each Day in America for Black Children 1,153 babies are born to unmarried mothers. Unfortunately, in communities of color the level of tension and anxiety is normally high so no one thinks

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Mother and Daughter Partnership – A Model for Possibility

Mother and Daughter Partnership – A Model for Possibility Updated

🕔15:33, 12.Mar 2014

This year’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month triggered an idea designed to share examples of the potential power stemming from parent- child relationships; and during March, focusing on mothers and their practices with their daughters designed to grow

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