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MLK Day

MLK Day

The United States has three people with a national holiday to honor them:  George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1979 U.S Representative John Conyers (Michigan Dem) and US Senator Edward Brooke (Mass Republican) introduced a bill to Congress to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday.  The bill(…)

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To The Moms Who Stay Silent Against Social Injustice

To The Moms Who Stay Silent Against Social Injustice

Since it’s 2004 inception, Facebook has grown to become a popular medium to express social concern. When terrorists bombed Paris, everyone changed their profile pic in support. When a lion in Zimbabwe was killed, the Cecil movement began. The Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub, Boston Marathon bombing, mass school shootings….all horrific events, all protested(…)

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5 Takeaways From The Hollaback Viral Video

5 Takeaways From The Hollaback Viral Video

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment.  They define street harassment as “catcalling or verbal harassment, stalking, groping, public masturbation, and assault.”  The nonprofit organization created a PSA to exhibit what happens when a woman aimlessly walked around NYC for 10 hours.  It was filmed with a hidden camera while the actress was walking holding 2(…)

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Honey Maid Commercial Controversy

Honey Maid Commercial Controversy

In May 2013 Cheerios launched a commercial that possibly changed marketing strategies for many companies. The ad featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. It was met with mixed reviews, mostly positive. However, the negative comments received much publication. Honey Maid has picked up the baton in showcasing modern family structures with a commercial(…)

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RIP Nelson Mandela

RIP Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela has passed away at age 95. Mr. Mandela was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy, and became South Africa’s first black president. He has inspired countless people across the globe with his strength, wisdom, and spirit.  May his(…)

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Mo’s BFF Came Here From Syria

Mo’s BFF Came Here From Syria

One year ago Mo met his BFF and they’ve been inseparable ever since. They watch movies and laugh at silly jokes together. They make outrageous YouTube videos in hopes of going viral. Mo introduced him to 2 Chainz.  His BFF taught him how to cuss in 3 languages. They play soccer, swim, ride bikes, and(…)

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Friend Diversity

I just finished Mo’s birthday invites. As I reviewed his friend list the diversity of his classmates dawned on me. His invite list looked like a UN summit: Syrian, Russian, Latino, African American, Asian, Arab and Multiracial. At the tail end of his academic year at a new school I realized just how diverse Mo’s(…)

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