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Breastfeeding America: What We Know

August 1, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare, personal choice and...
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Watch MomsRising's Panel Discussion on Raising Bilingual Kids!

July 20, 2017
For many of us, our language is intimately tied to our culture, how we connect with our loved ones, and how we navigate our communities. But what does it mean to parent multilingual kids? Whether you’re trying to navigate the ins and outs of raising a bilingual kid, aren’t sure if you should be...
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KidsRising Takeover: NJISJ

July 18, 2017
Last week on KidsRising, we had a complete takeover by the incredible New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ). This non-profit organization focuses on assisting New Jersey urban communities in employment opportunities, community-oriented alternatives to incarceration for youth, and changing...
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When Children Stop Learning For Summer Vacation They Lose Out More Than You Know.

July 12, 2017
Summer fun needs to be Educational! Don't let the children miss out! @DetroitSchlTalk Read up on ways to make summer learning fun .
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#MomsReading Summer Fun!

July 10, 2017
Welcome to another installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss books and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional development. The rest of the posts in the series can be found here . Social-emotional skills support the success of...
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Tell Congress to Stop Picking on Our Most Vulnerable Children!

July 7, 2017
It is unfathomable to me that week after week I must continue to defend the Medicaid program that for more than 50 years has protected the health and well-being of tens of millions of America’s most vulnerable . We know many of the 37 million children enrolled in Medicaid today are from poor or low...
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NY Times Shames Single Parents, Here’s Why They’re Wrong

June 29, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . As if single parents didn’t have enough shame heaped on them, the New York Times decided to pile on. On Wednesday, columnist David Leonhardt wrote : "People who follow the success sequence first receive at least a high school degree, then get a job...
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Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

June 29, 2017
A new Common Sense Media study shows that learning gender roles from movies and TV shows has real consequences on kids' self-esteem, relationships -- and even their future careers.
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Raising Kids Who Embrace Race: Why we must, where we begin.

June 22, 2017
Why We Gather. EmbraceRace is about building a strong and nourishing community of practice for parents, guardians, teachers and other caregivers who want to help raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave about race. In this session we — Andrew (Grant-Thomas) and Melissa...
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Reflections on Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook: A Great Teacher and Role Model

June 12, 2017
When Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook passed away May 29 our nation and world lost a very creative and distinguished political scientist, trailblazing Black scholar, and towering oak role model for his students. I was blessed to be among them as a Spelman College student in his political theory course at...
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