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International Women's Day

Posted on March 18, 2022 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In honor of Women's History Month, we salute women who are making a difference.  

January Newsletter 2022

Posted on December 28, 2021 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (2)

We are not this stereotype.

Posted on March 21, 2021 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (1)

 We live in a multi racial, culture and ethnic world.  We must learn to respect each other.  Respect in this instance begins with knowing each other backgound and history and honoring our desire to live in peace with our neighbors.

International Women's Day

Posted on March 8, 2021 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (20)

 

We salute women and girls today on International Women's Day.

Work hard, own your voice, stand up for what you believe it and persist!


Hey Black Child

Posted on October 17, 2020 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I Am the Black Child

I am special, ridicule cannot sway me
I am strong, obstacles cannot stop me
I hold my head high, proudly proclaiming my uniqueness
I hold my pace, continuing forward through adversity
I am proud of my heritage
I am confident that I can achieve my every goal.
I am becoming all that I can be
I am the Black Child, I am a Child of God
Mychal Wynn










Understanding Me Through Books

Posted on June 30, 2020 at 9:58 PM Comments comments (101)


Children Books On Race & Inclusion

Why is Nita Upside Down? By Roxana Bouwer, Sarah Bouwer, Emma Hearne
Sometimes, we fear that others won’t accept us because of the things that make us unique – whether we look different to others, think differently, or have other interests. The reality is that everyone of us is different in some way, and that is our strength. This short picture book is a celebration of dark-skinned bodies of all kinds.

In Skin We Are In, Uncle Joshua explains to his inquisitive nephew Njabulo the science of skin tone and how it does not affect what someone is on the inside. He also explains the danger of attributing certain characteristics to race, recounting to his nephew about how these ideas led to European colonization, from which dark-skinned people still suffer under to this day

My Special Hair By Candice Dingwall
“My special hair is full of love. With love my hair is crowned. It grows and grows and grows until I spread it all around.”

Ebony Sea By Irene Smalls
“She saw the whips, the chains, the beatings. She saw the joys of the Johnkankus, the cornshuckings, the starlight walks, the faces of her unborn children […] She wanted to go home.”

These are e-books that can be obtained with your mobile phone or Windows 10 tablet.. Open any browser on your mobile phone and type in worldreader.org. This is a great way to learn about race and improve reading skills.

Children are questioning the behavior of adults as they watch the news or see a protest in their community,  This is an opportunity to have quality time learning, exploring feelings and gaining more understanding of different cultures.










Juneteenth Celebration

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 8:52 PM Comments comments (0)
Breaking The Chain


Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. As we remember, celebrate, and continue to fight for equality, Let strive to break the chains of discrimination to form a more just society. 

Wear a Mask

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 12:39 PM Comments comments (3)









Why We Wear a Mask!

“Masks should be worn anytime you are in public or people are nearby. Masks act as a physical barrier to protect you and others from viral and bacterial particulates. Many people unknowingly infect others by going out and spreading germs by coughing or touching others,” 

  • As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the CDC is recommending that everyone wear a cloth mask when they go out in public.
  • Experts say the homemade masks won’t protect anyone from getting sick, but they can help prevent the spread of the disease by those with the virus.
  • Experts also recommend that everyone continues social distancing and other preventive measures in addition to wearing face coverings.  www.healthline.com 2020.

Let's put some flare and individuality in our masks.  We can monogram our masks, wear 
our civic and social affiliations, choose our favorite color, etc.  Just be kind,  wear a mask and protect others. Show you care.

The Butler

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM Comments comments (26)
The Butler comes out tomorrow.  Please go to the movie to see this awesome movie.  Reviews appears to be very good.  Lee Daniels and this star power cast is what we have been waiting for:  talent, substance, and entertaining.  Going to the movie on the first day is important.  The media always spot light the top movies.  Get with your friends and have a great TGIF night at the movies.

To a Healthy 2012

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 8:01 AM Comments comments (13)
Re-post from a year ago.  I believe it is still relevant.

Healthy and Soulful in 2011
by Minerva D. Freeman on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 8:18am

Hats off to a Healthy New Year!
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan

“Keep the soul in your heart and the health in your life”
Soul food is tasty, simple, hearty, and rooted in tradition.  Many soul food recipes - succulent fried chicken, sweet potato pie, rich macaroni and cheese, sloppy barbecue ribs and meats, and ham hock collard greens with pork fat -- have been passed down over the generations and include cooking ingredients that we know today are not healthy for us to eat in large quantities. You want to honor tradition yet maintain your health. So what should you do?
An occasional, traditional, soul food, meal at holiday gatherings and celebrations is probably not going to hurt you in the long run and that you should live your life in balance. However if you want to eat these foods regularly, here's what we found:

 Traditional soul food can cause:
- Obesity
- High Cholesterol
- Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Problems
 Problems with traditional soul food:
- High in calories
- Foods cooked with lard & saturated fat
- Recipes heavily seasoned with salt and sugar
- Use of fatty meats
- High in cholesterol
Some Traditional soul food can be healthy:
- Collard greens - good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals
- Sweet Potatoes - excellent source of beta-carotene
- Meats -- supply daily protein and B vitamins
 If you choose to eat a traditional soul food meal, try to do the following:
- Exercise
- Make your next meal one filled with fiber
- Drink tea
- Avoid bad foods, fast food, and sodas
 
Have a Healthy 2012!