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Emily's reflection on impact and belonging Black History Month hits differently when your dad is only 11 years younger than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When your grandfather was deemed black by the one-drop rule. When your dad grew up...
No matter what shades of skin make up the family in your home, Black History Month is for you! This is a month when a concentrated effort is made to celebrate people of color and the incredible contributions made to history,...
The greater Milwaukee area is simply thriving with talented authors who are creating books that families need to know about. We are grateful to Orange Hat Publishing in Waukesha for collaborating with us on this spotlight. Orange Hat Publishing...
Dear Osiris, As your mom--the woman who watches you grow daily, I am filled with joy, excitement, and a little fear. The fear that exists within stems from the negativity in this world. I call you our little gumbo baby...
Learning to be an Ally for my Children of Color After my husband and I got engaged, someone close to me said something along the lines of “you aren’t thinking about your future kids. Don’t you think you are going...
Black History Month has just ended. Our work has not. February 1st began a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout our history. It is a time to create awareness of African American accomplishments and admire the joy...
MLK Jr. Day is not just a free day off of school. We celebrate the life and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion of civil rights, a preacher, an activist, and a man who fought for the...
On Monday, January 21st, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this national holiday, we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only for being a civil rights activist and for his "I have a...

A Letter to my Black Son

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To my Black Son, The world is not how I would wish it would be to raise you in. There are so many obstacles that you have yet to face. Obstacles that you should not have to fear, but because...
Editor's note: A racial slur appears in this post. The author of this post recalls a time when it was thrown at her. We hope that you will understand by the way that this word hurt her that this...

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Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

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As spring has slowly arrived, we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and sweetness of berry season! Start dreaming of...