This Black History Month theme we've been reflecting on the many ways of "Raising Black Futures". In the latest podcast episode, Trina chats with Ashley Aaron, Director of Community Arts at Museum of Children's Art, about how we can empower our children to be their most liberated selves through art and creative-expression. Ashley curated a … Continue reading Raising & Reading Black Futures
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RSVP bit.ly/P4LKwanzaa2021 Habari Gani?!It's almost time for Kwanzaa! The holiday season is here, and we are so excited to bring our annual Pre-Kwanzaa celebration back to in-person this year! Our Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration allows us to come together in community to honor and celebrate the African American cultural holiday which spans Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. We'll … Continue reading Kwanzaa Celebration 2021
Black August reminds us to rest, restore and ground in the long legacy of Black resistance and ingenuity. This month we are revisiting last year’s Learning Series to reconnect with Black rest and healing as an act of resistance. Check out our moodboard to connect with the power of dreaming, healing, and creating. You can … Continue reading Black August 2021
Ignacio Rivera from @HealtoEnd shares many gems about creating a culture of consent through everyday conversations and question-asking that cultivate our children’s voice.
On the heels of Thanksgiving (aka Thanks-taking), decolonizing this holiday means we tell the truth about the violence this country has inflicted towards indigenous peoples, while also standing in solidarity with and honoring the ongoing struggle for native sovereignty. As we prepare to gather in safe & virtual ways with family and friends, the conversation may … Continue reading #DecolonizingThanksgiving
https://open.spotify.com/episode/27nHjWOC4OS4fk1PUQrtY5?si=pJTDVGEbTbyj00tzt3qswA In this episode with Natalie Pipkin, founder of Black World Schoolers, she told the stories behind the research data that shows that African Americans are increasingly pulling their Black children out of schools and deciding to homeschool for a variety of reasons. Natalie shares her own personal experience with racism as a school age … Continue reading Podcast Episode: From Homeschooling to WorldSchooling! Interview with Natalie Pipkin of Black World Schoolers
As we close out Black History Month, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, visited a local elementary school to do a read-along. Click watch the video of Trina reading Lillian's Right to Vote to a group of engaged 3rd graders: Read on for more about her experience: I spent months searching for the "perfect" book to … Continue reading Black History Read-Aloud “Lillian’s Right to Vote”
We are so happy to talk to Jamia Wilson, author of "Young, Gifted & Black," a newly published Black children's literature book. In this interview we dig into this incredible book that highlights 52 Black heroes across the diaspora. In the welcome letter the book is described as a love letter to our ancestors … Continue reading Interview with Jamia Wilson, Author of “Young, Gifted & Black”
On the heels of Thanksgiving (aka Thanks-taking), we had the pleasure of catching up with long time friend (see photos of our sisterhood-motherhood below), Professor Tiffany Lanoix to break down how to talk to Black children about colonialism and other -isms as they intersect and impact the parenting for Black children. In this podcast Professor … Continue reading Colonialism & other -Isms With Prof Tiffany Lanoix