Category Archive for: Parent to Parent

Reality Check: When $650 is Spent on Sneakers Instead of an Education

This story originally found at CBS Chicago Getting dressed for school can be a chore. It’s something that I know when I was younger, and on the heavier side, I despised. I didn’t fit into the “cool” clothes, or have the right look. Furthermore, being of mixed race with black hair and a white grandmother…

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Racism Pushing more African American Students into Homeschooling

This article originally found at Michigan Radio I can’t complain about homeschooling for any reason. I plan on homeschooling my son who is almost two right now. Once he is old enough, schooling will begin (although children are never too young to learn). My neighbor homeschools his son, and once his daughter is old enough,…

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Let’s Stop Forcing Our Children to Find a Passion

This article originally found at Passion. According to a definition, it means “a strong and barely controllable emotion; an intense desire or enthusiasm for something; and/or a thing arousing enthusiasm.” Apparently, this is the magic word with parents and schools. It’s not enough that a child just likes to do something, but they must have…

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The Importance of Learning How to Create a Student Budget

Although debt has become the norm for many people, especially college students, it is important to know that it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Budget. This is a word that many do not want to hear, but the reality is the younger you are when you learn how to not only budget but live…

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New Children’s Book Tackles Intraracial Prejudice

The issue of intraracial prejudice is real in the Black community. What is intraracial prejudice? It is the prejudice that exists within the Black community. In other words, it is when Black people are prejudice against other Black people due, for the most part, to the color of their skin. This prejudice is often seen…

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Books with Black Characters for Young Child’s Storytime

Story time combines snuggles, cuddles, smiles, squirming, and most importantly, the excitement of seeing something new. Far too often, we come across books that do not depict our black children. Fortunately, more and more options are becoming available. The books below are specifically for babies and toddlers, but be aware they may become favorites and read…

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Over 500 Students Honor Hidden Figure Katherine Johnson with Letters

For many of us, the movie Hidden Figures was a Hollywood movie that was based off a book, but for Michael Jones, a student at Southland College Prep Charter High School in suburban Chicago, the movie Hidden Figures was personal because Katherine Johnson, one of three Black women who worked for and made history at…

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Buffet Family Foundation Set to Invest $90 Million in the Support of Young Women and Girls of Color

Warren Buffett knows a thing or two about money. He has made millions and, instead of sitting on it or making frivolous purchases, he chooses to put it to use through his multiple philanthropic efforts. One of his most recent endeavors is the establishment of the NoVo Foundation. This foundation is a charitable trust in…

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Using Books to Affirm our Black Boys

Reading is such a powerful tool. The teacher in me sees the art of reading as a great way to affirm, encourage, and build confidence. But let’s focus on our black boys for a minute. We all know how much more impactful a book can be if you can see yourself in the main character.…

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