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Navigating white supremacy while existing at the intersection of multiple identities – Black, dark skinned, non-binary, and queer – often feels like an isolating experience. Starting at a young age I’ve doubted and actively fought against myself, reinforcing the oppressive forces being projected onto me. Discovering musicians who shared my intersections created safety, made me...
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After lockdown and restriction brought on by the global health pandemic, the idea of being “outside” renders an air of newfound freedom for many. Resumed travel, time with loved ones, and re-invigorated event attendance all stand as signposts of hope after a difficult period of isolation. While we all long for semblances of normalcy, for...
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Photo by Skylar KangWe know, we know. Summer has just arrived, and we’re already talking about the next school year! Ok, but hear us out. We understand and fully believe that children need a break from the regular rhythm that the academic year requires. Still, there are some simple things you can be mindful of...
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One way to encourage more reading among the young people in your sphere is for them to see *you* prioritize reading. Yes, even if you have a child who has declared themselves a sworn enemy to reading, when they see that this is a value consistently held and and cherished in your life, they will...
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Perdita and LaTanya discuss the Rothaniel comedy special that aired on HBO Max in March. Enjoy their conversation and share your thoughts in the comments!
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Caregivers of children are familiar with the “summer slide.” It’s a loss of academic skills that occurs during the summer months when school is not in session and no regular, consistent learning is happening for students. What most parents may not know is that this slide is due largely to a lack of reading. The...
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Over the past two years many of us have spent more time exploring our homes and thinking about how we can make them more comfortable, beautiful, and practical. If you look at TikTok any length of time you’re sure to notice how much home improvement and design interests have inspired people. Do it yourself (DIY)...
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The young women at Septima Clark Academy have been learning about art and putting that learning into practice. The past few weeks have been particularly lively. Students visited the Mississippi Museum of Art to experience the Silver and Gold Key Winners in Mississippi for the Scholastic Art Awards. As one of our first field trips,...
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There’s never a wrong time for a good romance novel and since we are all about love this month, I couldn’t help but bring you a list of book recommendations that will make you gasp, giggle, squirm in your seat, and moan out loud. So, no matter your relationship status, power up that tablet or...
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This month, we are sharing the work of three Black women photographers whose work captures the love they have for Black women and Black community. These artists’ depictions of Black women in every-day life, highlights their love for Black culture, self-acceptance, and Black community. We hope you’ll take some time to get to know these...
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