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UMOJA

Habari Gani?  Umoja! Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration that honors African heritage of the Black Diaspora. We will be highlighting the importance of the seven core principles of Kwanzaa, how you can practice in your families and communities, and share how Parenting for Liberation work embodies the tenets of each … Continue reading UMOJA

New Podcast Episode! All About Kwanzaa

https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/espisode-34-all-about-kwanzaa-with-david-love Habari Gani?! Our first annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration, in partnership with Dior Sunset Foundation, was an amazing community gathering bringing together 150 Black families in Los Angeles. Kwanzaa is a 7-day African-American & Pan-African holiday created to celebrate our culture, heritage, & foster unity, beginning on December 26-January 1. This episode features a snippet from … Continue reading New Podcast Episode! All About Kwanzaa

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Habari Gani?! Our first annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration, in partnership with Dior Sunset Foundation, was an amazing community gathering bringing together 150 Black families in Los Angeles. Kwanzaa is a 7-day African-American & Pan-African holiday created to celebrate our culture, heritage, & foster unity, beginning on December 26-January 1. https://youtu.be/eIqsJ8D40oc More photos available on Facebook. While, there are … Continue reading Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

New Episode! Parenting After Prison

https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/episode-33-parenting-after-prison In this week’s podcast, Trina talks with Matthew Arlington, who is currently interning with Parenting for Liberation through his program at California State University Fullerton. Matthew is a father who was formerly incarcerated during the early stages of fatherhood. This episode focuses on the hardships associated with parenting while incarcerated and methods to overcome … Continue reading New Episode! Parenting After Prison

50 attend P4L Harriet Screening

Parenting for Liberation hosted a private screening of Harriet, where over 50 Black parents and children witnessed Harriet’s enduring courage, ingenuity and tenacity to not only free herself but over one thousand enslaved Africans.  The film was an inspiration for attendees to watch a small but mighty Cynthia Erivo as Harriet, wield her power--spiritual, legal, … Continue reading 50 attend P4L Harriet Screening

Episode 32: Black Maternal Health with Melissa Franklin & Brandi Sims

Black Maternal Health  https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/episode-32-black-maternal-health-with-melissa-franklin-brandi-simms/s-uE3h5 In this episode, Parenting for Liberation spoke with two powerful Black women--Melissa Franklin, a Pritkzer Fellow, and Brandi Sims, a doula and Program Officer--working on the frontlines with First 5 LA to partner with DPH and lead L.A. County’s collaborative effort to reduce the Black infant and maternal mortality gap. They … Continue reading Episode 32: Black Maternal Health with Melissa Franklin & Brandi Sims

The Strained Relationship Between Black Mothers And Their Daughters | MadameNoire

“I went through it and I made it out alright” is no longer a rhetoric I will accept from Black mothers regarding the abuse of Black girls." Young Black girls don’t need to be beaten into submission. They are intelligent beings capable of reason and logic. Young Black girls don’t need to be told how … Continue reading The Strained Relationship Between Black Mothers And Their Daughters | MadameNoire

Black mothers deserve to be freed from outrageous stereotypes

Incredible piece to challenge us to #FreeBlackMotherhood by a Parenting for Liberation partner, Ambreia Meadows Fernandez: Since arriving on U.S. shores, black mothers have been sacrificing joy to save their families. We’re the glue that holds our community together, but we’re regularly overlooked and under supported. We’ve been beaten to death with the stigma the … Continue reading Black mothers deserve to be freed from outrageous stereotypes