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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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Summer Picnic picnics!!

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Summer Picnic picnics!!

By:Karishma Bhakta Summer Fun is here. Are you stuck sitting at home all day because of the heat. I totally understand, that's what I do all day. You spend all day inside. Why not have dinner outside? Have a picnic outside for dinner so you and your family can relax and get some fresh air. This way your kids can run around and have some exercise. Need some food ideas: - Try Sandwiches with little stuff like a Turkey or Ham Sandwich. -A small snack of nuts to munch on so they won't break like chips. -Some easy eatable fruits...

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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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An Open Letter To Donald Sterling From A Multiracial Mom

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Mr. Sterling, I have four children that are all sports fans. My oldest daughter is a Los Angeles Lakers fan. My other three are Los Angeles Clippers fans. We are a house divided by the sports teams we love and follow.  But this week, we were united in sadness. While watching television, the kids and I heard the racially charged audiotapes that your multiracial girlfriend, V.Stiviano, made of you rambling on about black people and other minorities.  How could we not? It was on every media outlet. More stories came out, alleging that this wasn't your first time exhibiting racism. We...

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Interview by The Lookbook Philosophy

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I love days like this. Production is in full swing and things are flowing smoothly. Kids are covered so I can spend all day at the office without having to run back and forth picking them up, running them to their activities and then trying to get them off to bed so I can finish the day's work.
 What was even better was the meetings I had today. The first one was a check-in with our publicist, Delia, from DDHPR We were gathering items from the line to share with Cam Anthony, the 12 year-old with the "Golden Voice" who was getting ready to head to Washington, D.C to perform for President Obama at this year's Easter Roll at the White House. We would send him our suspenders and bow tie in a fun kente fabric.
Next up was a meeting with Ayanna Listenbee from The Lookbook Philosophy. I met her at The Lifestyle Blogger event earlier in the month.We were both standing in a hallway after just finishing lunch sponsored by Fresh Brothers Pizza. We made small talk about how yummy the pizza and salads were and how we were both nervous waiting our turn to talk to reps from Fab who were looking for brands to work with. Ayanna is a handbag maker and I was excited to hear more about her so we said we'd stay in touch and have lunch in the next couple of weeks. And here we were. She interviewed me by asking me all about starting and running Mixed Up Clothing.

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