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Black Americans in History We Should Know Part 3

It’s long after February and I’m writing about Black American history. Black Americans in history have been an integral part of this country. We disservice our kids and ourselves greatly when we restrict the education and celebration of Black history to just a month in the year. Educating ourselves about our country and…

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Life Lessons: Learning and Teaching Diversity Every Day

We live in times during which we are encouraged to learn and grow as a people and society. In this sudden state of collective wokeness, we assume that somewhere out there, there’s a great big classroom we get to learn from. But, life doesn’t work like that. We don’t get to attend an “Academy of Diversity and Inclusion” and read from thick textbooks sitting behind desks. Life brings its most valuable lessons to us when…

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4 Road Trip Essentials for a Pandemic Summer

It’s summer. All you want to do is get out. Especially after being homebound for months! But, we are living through a global pandemic. That means that there is always a little planning required before going anywhere. Whether we head out to a store or get an ice cream with the family, we always have to make sure we have the essentials to keep ourselves safe. With the 4th of July coming up this weekend, many are planning to travel with their family. If you are planning a road trip during this pandemic summer…