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Consider Adding These Books to Your Children’s Summer Reading List

We all want the best for our children academically and we don’t want them to fall behind during the summer down time. Since summer the school year is fast approaching, you will want to make sure you include these amazing titles on your children’s summer reading list. Books sharpen your child’s intellectual capacity and making …

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10 Back to School Shopping Made Easy Tips

Households across the United States will spend billions during back-to-school (B2S) season. This is the second-biggest shopping season of the year and signals the time for students to go back to school. College and elementary students vastly differ in terms of their school and educational needs. For instance, those beginning college will probably spend much …

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Spotlight on Sankofa Club – The Best Way to Supplement Your Child’s History Lessons

Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol – Adinkra is a collection of symbols from the Akan tradition in Ghana. You can see the symbol incorporated in their logo. The term “Sankofa” translates from Twi as “return and get it” and it symbolizes the importance of learning from your past. So what is the Sankofa Club? Sankofa …

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4 Reasons to Visit the Smithsonian African American Museum in Washington D.C.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) was opened on September 24, 2016. It is one of several Smithsonian museums, though what makes this museum so unique is that it is exclusively dedicated to African American history, artifacts, culture, art, treasure, knowledge, and more. Various reasons make people visit museums, but …

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5 Black History Monuments to Visit as a Family

Black history has been portrayed in many art forms whether that be through spoken word, cuisine, dance, music, poems and sculptures. Across the world, sculptures were erected to serve as a testament of not only the suffering that enslaved black people have endured but also their ability to overcome their oppression. These well sculpted, beautiful …

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The Real Meaning of the Statue of Liberty

In 1886, The Statue of Liberty was a symbol of democratic government and Enlightenment standards as a celebration of the Union’s triumph in the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Eduardo de Laboulaye, the French political mastermind, U.S. Constitution master, and abolitionist, who initially proposed the possibility of an incredible landmark as a …

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Leonard C. Bailey – Inventor, Businessman, Community Leader

Leonard Bailey was an African American innovator and businessman in Washington, DC, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born in 1825 with a physical inability to an impoverished free black family. However, through his business adventures and ambitious dreams, he overcame and defeated his impediments and had a substantial positive impact on …

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