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Review: Your Life Matters by Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton’s beautiful picture book YOUR LIFE MATTERS is a masterful expression of reassurance and love. It begins with a frightening and direct set of circumstances that might make young children, especially young Black children, feel like the world does … Continue reading

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Review: ALL BECAUSE YOU MATTER by Tami Charles

“They say that matter is all things that make up the universe: energy, stars, space…If that’s the case, then you, dear child, matter.” I’m not embarrassed to admit that the first line of ALL BECAUSE YOU MATTER by Tami Charles brought … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

So I know I’m a few years late on this powerful novel, and it was just as riveting and clear and strong as I expected. It’s such a relief when a novel lives up to the hype. In many ways, … Continue reading

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Why I Knelt: Honoring the Good and Asking for Better

My friend Adrienne Riofrio recently shared the story of choosing to kneel during the anthem at a sporting event this weekend. It moved me for its honesty, for its vulnerability, and for its example of one way to be an … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Signs of Inclusion & Resistance

Just over six months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Just as I felt compelled to attend the March for Women’s Lives in April of 1992, I felt a real … Continue reading

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Self-Care in the Age of Trump

It’s going to be a marathon, folks. And we need you all primed, warmed-up, and ready. Many people have expressed feelings of helplessness and hopelessness to me in recent days. The adrenalin of the immediate aftermath of the election has waned, … Continue reading

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Can I Get a Witness? #BlackLivesMatter

Those who know me, know I prefer amplifying other people’s actions and voices over my own. I just don’t like self-disclosure very much. But I just read this post from Luvvie Ajayi, and when I got to Be a witness, … Continue reading

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The Talk

“My hands were shaking like a leaf my first time.” I cocked my eyebrow and scrunched my lips in a mock disapproving grimace at my nineteen-year-old student. “I thought we had agreed to lay off the sex-talk, Charles.”  He hated … Continue reading

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