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Child Watch® Column: The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Changing America’s Narrative

September 23, 2016
The September 24 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the realization of a dream that’s been a very long time coming, beginning a century ago when Black leaders first proposed a memorial to Black Civil War veterans. Dr. Rex M. Ellis, the museum’s Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, speaking to young teachers during the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)’s 2016 Freedom Schools® training, shared his hopes that the museum will help light the way for the next generation of Americans and that the museum’s vision will “change the master narrative of our nation:”
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Because It’s 2015, I Demand More

November 9, 2015
Because it’s 2015, I can’t see these pictures and not act. Because it’s 2015, you can’t sit by anymore either. Because it’s 2015, we can’t let ourselves say “but I like being the #2.” The powerful images put out by Elle UK were all too familiar. They featured some of the most recognizable global...
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Almost No Women Onstage or Offstage at Late Night with Stephen Colbert

September 14, 2015
Will the real Stephen Colbert please stand up?
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Moms who DREAM

June 27, 2014
I never thought sending a Facebook “Friend Request” could impact me they way it did. One day on my Facebook wall, I noticed an organization called “DREAMers Moms”, so I sent them a friend request. I quickly received a response that they wanted me to come to a meeting in Miami, Florida. I was...
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We called on Senators to Listen to Moms, Not the NRA

June 10, 2014
A few weeks ago, MomsRising asked our members to sign on to our message, "Don't let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General," and confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy at U.S. Surgeon General. Last week on Monday, June 2, we asked members to contact their U.S. Senators to let them know that moms and tots were...
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