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It’s fall and that means Halloween is just around the corner! Do you prefer the ghostly or laid-back fall vibes? I like it spooky. And while it took me about two weeks to get out the decorations to set the all-hallows-eve mood up in my home, I’m likely the only one who will experience it....
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Fall has arrived and with it, Spooky Season! There’s nothing like cuddling up on the couch for a show after dinner, as the temperature drops, and the sun sets a little earlier each day. Here are a few new and returning shows to help you settle in for a cozy evening. “Interview with the Vampire”...
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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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