20 Black Owned Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season
    20 Black Owned Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season
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    As you continue your holiday shopping this season, consider supporting at least one of these Black Owned Indie Bookstores! Afriware Books – Chicago, IL – Afriware Books is a Black…

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    BENEFITS OF ADDING NONFICTION TO A CHILD’S LIBARY
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    I’ll acknowledge that as of late, my go to reading preference has been fiction.  A compelling novel, capable of captivating my imagination and crafting the kind of experience that will…

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    Patrice McLaurin is featured on BlackNews.com!
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    Thursday, September 3, 2020 Author and Image Activist Works to Dismantle Racist Biases Against Black Children One Book at a Time Patrice McLaurin is a Microsoft Acclaimed, Amazon Best Selling…

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    DOES YOUR SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK? OR IS IT RIDDLED WITH ANTI-BLACKNESS?
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    Okay, let’s get into it.  No bells and whistles.  We’ll begin by unpacking the idea of race as it relates to the United States of America.  Race, in and of…

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    If You Want To Truly Help To Dismantle Racism, TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH!
    If You Want To Truly Help To Dismantle Racism, TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH!
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    For the record, this is me thinking out loud.  Right now, I am about to subject you to the intricacies of the random space that is my mind, which again,…

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    FREE Lessons to Accompany Thank an Inventor Series
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    Greetings Family! We’re still distance learning, and I know that scholars are missing their teachers and friends.  Not only that, parents may be a bit concerned, or quite frankly overwhelmed,…

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    How Commercialized Hip Hop Impacts the African-American Child
    “FALSE MEDIA, WE DON’T NEED IT DO WE?” – How Commercialized Hip Hop Impacts the African-American Child
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    Okay, let me begin at the beginning.  I am a bona fide fan of hip hop.  I’ve been enamored with it since its humble beginnings.  In fact, it is my…

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    KNOW THYSELF - 10 Picture Books that Should Be on Every Black Child’s Bookshelf
    KNOW THYSELF – 10 Picture Books that Should Be on Every Black Child’s Bookshelf
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    I am the proud parent of a 21 year old and a 16 year old.  Yep, my babies are no longer babies.  And though that essentially means that I’m only…

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    KNOW THYSELF: 29 Books that are Essential Reading for Black Folk
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    Black History Month is by far, one of my favorite times of year.  Black History books are by far, one of my favorite sub-genres to read.  So, in the spirit…

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    Social Emotional Learning is it a Rebrand of Character Education
    Social Emotional Learning: is it a Rebrand of Character Education?
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    Okay, I’ll admit it.  When I initially heard the phrase “Social Emotional Learning”, I was a bit intimidated.  I consider myself an educator by calling, not by trade, so when…

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