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To Black Parents Visiting Earth: LIST OF RESOURCES

If you read To Black Parents Visiting Earth:  Raising Black Children in the 21st Century,  below is the list of resources I referred to throughout the book.  It is comprised of books, articles, handouts, slide presentations, and videos on a range of topics including: Afro-futurism Black History Education Black Representation Conflict Resolution Critical Race Achievement Ideology …

TO BLACK PARENTS VISITING EARTH

What if Black parents from other planets visited Earth?   What kind of advice would you give them to safely navigate the world given today’s social climate?   In a book that is part memoir and part self-help guide,  Janet Stickmon writes a collection of letters TO BLACK PARENTS VISITING EARTH on topics ranging from the politics …

TO BLACK PARENTS VISITING EARTH- LETTER #5: DOLLS

“I’m looking for dolls and action figures that represent active girls of all ethnicities with ambitions that don’t always involve making a fashion statement.” –Janet Stickmon

TO BLACK PARENTS VISITING EARTH–Letter #1

Letter #1  To Black Parents Visiting Earth, It has taken me several months to write to you … and I don’t even know your name … or if you’ll be visiting my part of the planet.  I guess it’s taken forever because this stuff is too close to my heart and therefore very difficult to …

A Perfect Ordinary Day: An Act of Self-Love

A Perfect Ordinary Day:  An Act of Self-Love  Preface While writing “Beauty Revealed—Bringing Out the Best in Others,” the final essay in Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience, I began jotting down notes focused on how to avoid stagnancy in order to stay motivated in life. Upon completing “Beauty Revealed,” I realized I needed to flesh out the …

BLACKAPINA

 First Movement: The Intersection People of multiethnic backgrounds are accustomed to existing at the intersections of multiple worlds and multiple identities, holding and juggling those spaces in tension.[1] We become adept at navigating in and out and through numerous ethnoracial and ethnocultural contexts. The more one enters and exits these contexts, and the more one …