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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women (Video)

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young WomenThis entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss how affirmations build young women up and increase...

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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young WomenThis entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women In the final video of the series, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss the importance of being...

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Young Single Mother of Three Earns Three Degrees

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Enough of the Strong Black Woman Mantra

This story originally found at Education Week Let’s talk about the idea of the Strong Black Woman. This is something that is now such a common occurrence, that many of us hear the phrase every day. Even one show, Being Mary Jane, seems to be completely centered around a protagonist with superhuman resolve. Women, especially Black…

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How to Be a Remarkable Parent

Being a parent is a hard job. Before you become one, as I did, you think you know everything there is after reading every book there is. And you have these statements like I will never do this and that as a parent and I will never let my child do this. But then you…

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The Elephant in the Room: Talking About Racism With Your Kids

Race is a difficult concept to teach to kids. Children are not born understanding the significance of skin tones in certain societies, or hierarchies that stem from racism. The need to talk about it to our children sneaks up on us when they come home with questions and reactions that reflect their budding racial concepts.…

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Can Your Child Be Offered Over 1 Million Dollars in Scholarships?

This story originally found at ABC Chicago This time of the year many students are anxiously sending off college applications and filling out scholarship materials. With the stress that comes along with this process, we wanted to share an inspirational story about a young lady who was in your child’s shoes this time last year.…

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‘Little Professor Skye’ Book Series Encourages STEM Careers for Black Children

The Little Professor Skye book series features a young black girl, who just happens to be rocking her natural hair, being encouraged to explore her world by her dad. The series was created my Munson Steed, who said the book was inspired by his 7-year-old goddaughter, Skye Johnson. The books show Skye exploring many different…

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Meet the First Black Female President of an Ivy League University: Ruth Simmons

By Angela Wills As a young girl, Ruth Simmons had a simple goal: she wanted to work in an office. In 2001, that simple goal turned into much more. Simmons became the first African American woman to hold the position of president at an Ivy League institution, the prestigious Brown University. Simmons was born in…

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