6 Diverse Children’s Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn’t Necessarily White)

A few years ago, the Huffington Post published 6 Diverse Children’s Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn’t Necessarily White) highlighting our previously mentioned Bino and Fino as well as the following five animations: The 99, Burka Avenger, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Sara Solves It, and Maya and Miguel.   Continue reading “6 Diverse Children’s Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn’t Necessarily White)”

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.” 

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Dr. Beverly Tatum is my favorite book to gift for parents-to-be.  Tatum shares research around the factors that impact racial identity development in youth and ways adults can support the development of healthy racial identities from early childhood to adulthood.

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Why This Mom Wrote A Bilingual Book Called ‘Bad Hair Doesn’t Exist’

Bad Hair Does Not Exist is a much needed book that affirms the beauty in the multi-textured hair our Black and Brown children are naturally born with.  This book aims to defy what mainstream media has defined is the standard of beauty. Check out the video to learn more about the author and her story behind writing this book. Continue reading “Why This Mom Wrote A Bilingual Book Called ‘Bad Hair Doesn’t Exist’”