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A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers

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A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers

It's that time of year again y'all. Summer vacation is over and it's time to head back to school. I, for one, cannot be more thrilled. Not because my littles drove me bananas or anything (never that!) but because the last few months have been a difficult time in political and social justice history.  Kids today are inundated by current events via traditional media sources and social media. Not one to shy away from difficult conversations, my husband and I talk openly to our four children about what is going on in our society. We talk to them before they...

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Ursula Burns

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Ursula Burns

By:Karishma Bhakta Meet the 1st African American woman CEO to lead a S&P 500 company. Ursula Burns was the CEO of Xerox from 2010 to 2016. Xerox manufacturers and sells printers, photocopiers and multi functional office printers to small and large businesses. Ursula Burns grew up in the Lower side of Manhattan in a rough neighborhood. Her mother knew education was the only way out of the projects. So she went to a Catholic School to either be a nun, teacher or nurse. She chose to be a mechanical engineer. She lacked many skills and knowledge before she went to...

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Dear White People

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Dear White People

By: Karishma Bhakta There has been a new show causing stir and an awakening on Netflix. Dear White People is a new show, which talks about African American issues and politics. The show portrays black identity and race relations at IVY League school Winchester University where a group of African American students are documented on life in a predominately white university. Each character represents different stereotypes and aspects of the African American community and culture. According to the Atlantic.com, they interviewed students from IVY League school who are African American and how their experience is similar to the show. Many...

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On the road with MultiCulti Corner at The Museum of African American Museum

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On the road with MultiCulti Corner at The Museum of African American Museum

Introduction: The world is changing and we are more diverse than ever. An important gift we can give our children is to help them feel good about who they are and help them learn to accept, respect and celebrate others. Multicultural children need to have access to diverse products that reflect their reality. Children want to see themselves in books, media, toys, dolls and arts & crafts. Thankfully, there are brands that are stepping up and providing more products that expose children to multicultural and/or multiracial products. Lakeshore Learning, Queens of Africa dolls, Mixis Dolls, Lammily, Mattel, Mixed Up Clothing, Mixed...

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5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Race & Cultural Diversity

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.~Maya Angelou Last week I was asked to be on a local NPR station to talk about what it's like to be mixed-race in today's changing demographic. I love that question but even more, I love talking to parents about what they can do. Tangible things about how can we raise children who love who they are as well as raise socially-conscious children who embrace other races? I hear you saying, yes but aren't we all part of the human...

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