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How to talk to your kids about the police

Kids are endlessly inquisitive. Sometimes they ask some pretty strange questions. Then there are the tough questions. The ones that make you wonder how...

Looking for love in all the wrong places

I have two young daughters, and they love P. D. Eastman’s book, “Are You My Mother?” In this book, a mother bird leaves her...

Parents of Mixed-Race Children Share Advice to Prince Harry and Meghan

The pregnancy announcement from Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sent the multiracial community into proud cyber-auntie and -uncle mode. We are so...

How to Talk to Your Mixed-Race Kids About Race

We may be accustomed to snotty questions like “Where are you from?” and “What are you?” but as parents, how do we best prepare our...

Is Your Toddler Too Young to Understand Gender Identity?

Have you wondered if your toddler is too young to have thought about gender identity. Many experts would say no. "Without a doubt, there...

How to Talk to Your Child About Their Disability

As a mother of a child with special needs I appreciate what this panel of experts has to say about what parents should keep in...

HOME + FOOD

Mom opens Special Kneads Bakery to employ her son with cerebral palsy

I am the mom of four children, one with special needs. Don’t get me wrong, I feel the same love and joy...

The Croncha Combines French Croissants And Mexican Concha Bread Into One Mega Pastry

One of my favorite concepts about anime series like Dragon Ball Z and Digimon is the idea of fusion — the combining of two...

Ten Puerto Rican Recipes Every Boricua Should Master

What do holidays, birthdays and family gathering have in common?  In a Puerto Rican home its always food, music and the...

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TikTok star Julian Bass signs with talent agency

Just earlier this month, on July 2, Julian Bass tweeted, “if y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated.”...

Raising Kids as Allies During Black History Month

Most folks would be able to instantly identify images of these Black cultural icons like President Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or...

Student self-publishes children’s book to broaden Asian American representation

Children’s books have told stories with heartwarming lessons for decades, but many have failed to include minorities.In 2018, 77% of characters...

LeVar Burton releases YouTube video series on what it’s like to be Black in America

LeVar Burton is trying to educate the masses about the daily racism and microaggressions that affect Black Americans through a...

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Strong Black Lead: Classic Black Sitcoms, more come to Netflix

Over the weekend, Netflix kicked off its release of classic Black sitcoms, hailing mostly from the ‘90s and early ‘00s. “Moesha” came to the...

Fact Check: Am I OK to vote by mail?

This morning, Donald Trump tweeted that the United States will endure the most “inaccurate and fraudulent election in history.” His allegation is rooted in...

We are one week away from The Michelle Obama Podcast!

Michelle Obama knows it’s been a tough year.  Last week, Spotify announced the former First Lady would be making her way to the streaming platform....

TRAVEL + EVENTS

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

Get to know history-making Oaxacan model Karen Vega and her hometown

With the July cover of Vogue México, model Karen Vega is bringing Oaxacan visibility to newsstands (and of course, online!). The 18-year-old is the...

Photographer visits lost Mongolian tribe, captures stunning photos of their life and culture

Human civilization has come a long way since the early days of our species. Rising out of caves and undeveloped lands,...

This Twitter Thread Of Black Women Posing In Front Of The Mona Lisa Is A Work Of Art On Its Own

There are some things you don’t know you need until you get them.There are many reasons to love The Carters’...

Indiana woman reunites with birth parents in South Korea after 50 years

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A Bloomington woman found her birth parents in South Korea after being apart for 50 years.Kim Gantt came to the US...

COMMUNITY + CULTURE

The Washington Redskins drop controversial team name.

What’s Happening:  The Washington Redskins, after more than 80 years of controversy, have decided to shed their name. Contemporary American culture now generally identifies the...

Happy National Junk Food Day! 

July 21st is National Junk Food Day and for those who are like me, we know we shouldn’t eat junk food. But it’s just...

Get to know history-making Oaxacan model Karen Vega and her hometown

With the July cover of Vogue México, model Karen Vega is bringing Oaxacan visibility to newsstands (and of course, online!). The 18-year-old is the...

Learn Black History: Tips for Parents

Although each February gives us a chance to be intentional with our actions in learning about Black History, we shouldn't stop there. We should...

Health & Fitness

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

A Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model And Breaks Stereotypes

Everybody is beautiful in their own way – that’s what we have always heard as a kid. But the ground reality is quite different....

Target Is Celebrating Black History Month–And My Multiracial Family Is Thrilled

I’m one of those moms who buys almost every single essential household item from Target. From baby wipes, to ice cream, to melatonin,...

Up-And-Coming Model Haatepah Is Using Fashion as a Platform to Advocate for Indigenous Rights

At first glance, 21-year-old model Haatepah seems to be living a fairy tale of the digital age. After getting discovered on...

Architecture

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

A Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model And Breaks Stereotypes

Everybody is beautiful in their own way – that’s what we have always heard as a kid. But the ground reality is quite different....

Target Is Celebrating Black History Month–And My Multiracial Family Is Thrilled

I’m one of those moms who buys almost every single essential household item from Target. From baby wipes, to ice cream, to melatonin,...

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Strong Black Lead: Classic Black Sitcoms, more come to Netflix

Over the weekend, Netflix kicked off its release of classic Black sitcoms, hailing mostly from the ‘90s and early ‘00s. “Moesha” came to the...

Madeline Swegle becomes the first Black female tactical air pilot

The history of naval aviation began over 100 years ago. And now, after a century of technological...

Colorism is a full-circle problem for “Indian Matchmaking”

“Indian Matchmaking” is one of Netflix’s latest dating-centered reality shows. However, with its ties to a historical, cultural tradition, the show is a bit...

Culturas Corner: Meet Gina Clayton-Tarvin

As part of our mission to uplift cultural diversity, we are kicking off Culturas Spotlight. The series highlights individuals who make their community a...

Fact Check: Am I OK to vote by mail?

This morning, Donald Trump tweeted that the United States will endure the most “inaccurate and fraudulent election in history.” His allegation is rooted in...

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

How to talk to your kids about the police

Kids are endlessly inquisitive. Sometimes they ask some pretty strange questions. Then there are the tough questions. The ones that make you wonder how...

AOC offers a lesson in standing up for yourself

Yet again, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken the internet by storm. AOC gave a nearly 10-minute speech on the House floor in response to Rep....

The Washington Redskins drop controversial team name.

What’s Happening:  The Washington Redskins, after more than 80 years of controversy, have decided to shed their name. Contemporary American culture now generally identifies the...

We are one week away from The Michelle Obama Podcast!

Michelle Obama knows it’s been a tough year.  Last week, Spotify announced the former First Lady would be making her way to the streaming platform....

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Strong Black Lead: Classic Black Sitcoms, more come to Netflix

Over the weekend, Netflix kicked off its release of classic Black sitcoms, hailing mostly from the ‘90s and early ‘00s. “Moesha” came to the...

Madeline Swegle becomes the first Black female tactical air pilot

The history of naval aviation began over 100 years ago. And now, after a century of technological...

Colorism is a full-circle problem for “Indian Matchmaking”

“Indian Matchmaking” is one of Netflix’s latest dating-centered reality shows. However, with its ties to a historical, cultural tradition, the show is a bit...

Culturas Corner: Meet Gina Clayton-Tarvin

As part of our mission to uplift cultural diversity, we are kicking off Culturas Spotlight. The series highlights individuals who make their community a...

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