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5 Hobbies To Keep Your Mental Health In Check During Quarantine

Typically, anniversaries are an exciting occasion. Happy one year anniversary to a job, a significant other, life event, anything. However, we have passed the one year anniversary of quarantine. Not as much fun. Although the year has simultaneously flown by and been the slowest year of our lives, it’s still difficult. Every single day that …

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10 Books for Happiness, Courage, and Inspiration

What does self-love/self-care look for you? Candles, a warm relaxing bath, cooking an elaborate meal, mindfulness, or journaling? For me, it is reading, cuddling with my seven-year-old dog who is – objectively – the cutest Golden Retriever in existence, meditation, facing my faults, and changing for the better. I believe that it is important to …

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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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