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Talking to Kids About Charlottesville

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Talking to Kids About Charlottesville

As a state of emergency was being declared in Charlottesville, I decided to call my own emergency family meeting. The kids rolled their eyes and put up a fuss in normal kid fashion but as parents, we are not ones to shy away from tough issues. Sadly, we have had these types of discussions with more frequency in the last couple of years as we have seen an unusually high amount of racism, bigotry, violence and death. As parents of brown children, my husband and I have dealt with many tough issues just as my ancestors have had to deal...

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MultiCulti Corner event co-hosted by CityMomsApp at The Green Chateau

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MultiCulti Corner event co-hosted by CityMomsApp at The Green Chateau

What an incredible morning at The Green Chateau celebrating Nelson Mandela Day! Hosted by CityMoms, we had a fantastic turnout from several multicultural moms and their beautiful babes. Yummy snacks were provided by GoGo Squeez Yogurtz and Kind Bars. MultiCulti Corner co-founder, Delia, taught a piece of her Native American culture to the inquisitive children. Together they made Dream Catchers. Feathers, beads, string and paper plates were all we needed to bring this special activity to life. Teacher Blanca "B" was on hand to lead the group in lively music with multicultural songs. She also managed to keep the fun...

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Diversity Matters: Multicultural Mamapreneurs and the Businesses They Started

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Diversity Matters: Multicultural Mamapreneurs and the Businesses They Started

                                       Last year I was at a Dodger game with my family when the Jumbo-tron flashed information about upcoming ballgames. My young son tugged at my arm motioning for me to glance at the information being displayed. Fun nights like “Filipino Night”, “Cuban Night” “Korean Night” popped up on the screen. He pulled me closer to him and asked: “Mommy, what day do kids like me come to Dodger Stadium? Is there a day for us coming up?” I asked him to explain what he meant and he said: “well, you’re Black and Mexican, and...

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