Post-Election inspiration

Here is creator Trina'a morning after election reflection: I have been in bed all morning. I told Terrence I was sick and couldn't help him get dressed this morning. I asked him to get himself dressed. He knew why I was "sick"--he watched some of the election coverage with me and he was worried about … Continue reading Post-Election inspiration

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From Beautiful Black Child to Black Threat

When do beautiful adorable Black children become threatening Black thugs? "Today, my kids are deemed “golden” and “adorable” and “sweet” because they look the way society has decided children should look. In a few years, as they grow into black young adults and men, that same line of superficial reasoning will mark them as dangerous. … Continue reading From Beautiful Black Child to Black Threat

Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work

During our discussion with Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work, we explore: 1. being a parent in academia and the organizing taking place on campuses throughout Los Angeles and Chicana M(other)work 2. anti-blackness in brown communities including personal experiences with colorism and internalized oppression 3. the victim blaming of local state-violence victim Jesse Romero (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/08/10/boyle-heights-deadly-officer-involved-shooting/) 4. … Continue reading Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work

Kitchen Convos with Kids (cooking up discussions about racism and stereotypes)

I've heard many parents ask, how do I talk to my kids about racism--well sometimes it isn't the parents leading the discussion. In this candid convos with my kid while cooking dinner, my step daughter and I were just talking as usual--she calls it "History 101" learning about "Racism" and "Stereotypes" and the discussion turned … Continue reading Kitchen Convos with Kids (cooking up discussions about racism and stereotypes)

Raising Knowledgeable (Socially, Spiritually, Culturally, Globally) Black Children

We had the honor of chatting with Monalisa Oluko Diallo--mother, educator, activist from Baltimore who has raised 3 children. During our exchange, she reflects on her experiences as a child experiencing blatant, overt racism in early education--and used that experience to inform her own parenting choices. She shares amazing tips on how to raise knowledgeable, … Continue reading Raising Knowledgeable (Socially, Spiritually, Culturally, Globally) Black Children