“Requiem for a Blues People”

A Blues for Black Folks during COVID 19
Sharing this pertinent message during this time of grief for us!

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By now you or someone you know has been touched by COVID-19, the novel corona virus. This cruel disease is burning a path through Black communities in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and New Orleans to name a few. And, not only are Black people coming down with COVID-19 they are dying from it at a disproportionate rate—far outstripping their proportion in their cities. We are told Black people are succumbing to COVID-19 because they are more likely to have more underlying health risks—diabetes, hypertension, cancer, asthma, and COPD for example. At some point officials at local, state, and national levels finally admitted that Black people’s high morbidity is a direct result of longstanding and persistent social disparities—lack of access to health care, poor housing, low level employment, and limited access to quality food, etc. That’s the subtle way of saying racism is killing us!

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Are you considering homeschooling?

If you haven’t checked out Akilah S. Richards Fare of the Free Child podcast of Raising Free People Network, you are truly missing out! This podcast focuses on all things around ways to work toward liberation.

In the most recent episode, Akilah shares resources for home and unschooling families as well as deschooling support because we could all use some deschooling.

Take a listen here –> https://www.raisingfreepeople.com/rfp/

Heri Za Kwanzaa! (Happy Kwanzaa in Swahili)

Habari Gani? Umoja! (UNITY) .
❤🖤💚
TODAY is the first day of Kwanzaa. We observe the principle Umoja. To strive for and maintain unity in the community, nation and race.
Join the community at the African American Museum in Philadelphia or in your neighborhood celebrating the Kwanzaa traditions and principle of UMOJA TODAY.

#Kwanzaa is a pan-African holiday which
celebrates family, community and culture
created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966
and celebrated from December 26–January 1.
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Official Kwanzaa Website

Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. These values are called the Nguzo Saba which in Swahili means the Seven Principles. Developed by Dr. Karenga, the Nguzo Saba stand at the heart of the origin and meaning of Kwanzaa, for it is these values which are not only the building blocks for community but also serve to reinforce and enhance them.

Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all of the fathers and father figures a Happy Father’s Day.

Wishing peace and sending prayers to the children whose fathers have transitioned or have no relationship with their Fathers who are living.

Sending extra love to the fathers whose children have transitioned. If you’re unable to celebrate them, do something special and loving for yourself today.

Honoring my dad today the unofficial originator of the “selfie ”

#loveyourselfie ❤🙏🏽💫🙌🏽📷

When They See Us – film discussion in New York on June 28th with mental health professionals.

Repost from the P.A.M. (Preserve a Mom) Project :

I’m happy to share that Dr. Renée D. Charles has offered a safe space for the community to discussion the film When They See Us and Wellness Coach Retha Fernandez of Soul of Long Island, LLC has offered her meditation services as well.

Together we invite the community to join us in a conversation
(safe space) about the film, mental health advocacy, healing past traumas and wellness in the black community.

Click the link to join us in Hempstead – space is limited: https://howweseeourselves.eventbrite.com

Enjoy the day Beloved ~

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Self Directed Learning workshop for parents, May 11th.

How to Tell a Mathematician You Love Them

I wish I found this for Valentines’ Day. My son is a math wiz and I always struggle to find meaningful gifts and cards for Valentines’ Day. These are briliant! Check out the post for ideas that you can use all year round!

Math with Bad Drawings

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