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Looking for Winter Break Fun: We've Got You Covered!

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Looking for Winter Break Fun: We've Got You Covered!

NEED ACTIVITIES FOR WINTER BREAK? WE GOT YA COVERED! Nothing drives me more crazy than having a houseful of kids who complain they are bored during the winter break. I also tell them there's a room they can pick up or reading they can do and then I get the eyerolls. So after all the cleaning is done we still have a couple of weeks off and I know it's important for children to get a break from all the work they do at school, the tutoring sessions, the lessons and the extracurricular sports they do. After a tiring routine,...

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Second Act

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Second Act
Second Act starring Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini

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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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OTHER: MIXED RACE IN AMERICA (A podcast by The Washington Post's Alex Laughlin)

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OTHER: MIXED RACE IN AMERICA (A podcast by The Washington Post's Alex Laughlin)

There's something that happens when the multiracial community see themselves in media. It doesn't matter the mix, the community is just happy to see themselves represented. Take the Cheerios commercial that had a Caucasian mom, African-American dad and biracial daughter, Gracie. The commercial was just supposed to be about a young daughter who wants her dad to remain healthy so she pours Cheerios on him to encourage him to eat them to remain heart-healthy. Cute and simple, right? Not so much. General Mills had to shut off comments on their social media pages due to being inundated with racial slurs...

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