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Teresa Hawthorne Encourages Women to ‘Soar’ Amid Societal Barriers

When it comes to turning pain into purpose, Teresa Hawthorne is a living example of how to do so with grace. In her new book, “Turn Up” Your Life & Create Something F.I.E.R.C.E. Within,” the transformational speaker and mindset coach, award-winning vocalist,…

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Me and My Afro: 11-Year-Old Writes Book About Self-Love During COVID-19

While most children spend their free time playing video games, 11-year-old Aiden wrote a book entitled Me and My Afro. He created this book to help children who may struggle…

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Representation Matters: Man Creates Black-Owned Cereal Proud Puffs

Following protests in Minneapolis, Nic King wanted to buy black-owned cereal and couldn’t find any. However, in the middle of the night, he was inspired to create his own: Proud…

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Being with Family Is a Human Right: We Can’t and Won’t Deny It

Being with family is a human right. That’s where this article should end—with the common-sense fact that drives the work of A Second Chance, Inc. Yet, we are continually faced…

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The Global Maternal Mortality Crisis Is a U.S. Child Welfare Crisis

Every day, over 800 women around the world die as a result of complications during and following pregnancy and childbirth. In the United States alone, in 2018, pregnancy-related deaths per…

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Books That Should Be in Every Child’s Library

African-American children want to see themselves reflected in the books they read, but books with black characters may be harder to find. When black children see positive representations of themselves…

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How to Honor Native Americans This Thanksgiving

The celebration of Thanksgiving brings a mix of emotions among Americans. What we once learned as children, as adults became a myth. Whitewashed accounts of the first Thanksgiving created harmful…

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Critical Documentary Sheds Light on the Adultification of Black Girls in Pittsburgh

On November 19, Pittsburgh’s WQED aired Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls, an imperative documentary addressing the phenomenon of adultification of black girls and its negative implications. The…

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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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Join the #ICWAForFamilies Campaign!

As part of their ongoing effort to protect ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act), NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association) has launched its #ICWAForFamilies campaign through Thursday, November 19! According to…

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