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Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month & to Read Year-Round

Black History Month is an extremely important month to celebrate not only Black historical figures, but also Black Excellence and Black Joy. Although February is the only month specifically set to recognize Black History, all months of the year should be opportunities to celebrate and learn. As an elementary school teacher, picture books are a …

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The Importance of Black Journalism

The news cycle spins faster than the world turns. Journalism has been threatened by societal dangers and uproarious voices. Subsequently, there is a lacking responsibility by the news cycle that caters to fear, anxiety, chaos, and harm, particularly by those who choose to believe dishonest information.  With Black journalists, there are increasing threats to their …

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We (Still) Support Black-Owned Bookstores

There are maps. Then there are maps of Black-owned bookstores across America; mighty yet sparse anchors of literature. Supporting small businesses is crucial. I may be preaching to the choir. Supporting Black businesses commits to the stories of Black authors from further diverse backgrounds, along with the owners who are passionate about storytelling as an …

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