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How to be a Champion?

Are you a champion for your family? Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
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Throwback: Bill Cosby Parenting Advice

According to Shonkoff (2010), “early environments matter and nurturing relationships are essential…. [therefore, enhancing] the healthy development of children by transforming the lives of their parents” is a promising domain for innovation in the early childhood field (Presentation Creating the Future of Early Childhood Policy and Practice, p. 9). Wisdom from those before us can change a generation. Stay UP mom and dad!…
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Officer wins Miss Black USA 2014

  Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander is named Miss Black USA The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation recently announced Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander as the new Miss Black USA 2014. On Sunday night at the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., a distinguished panel of judges chose Alexander for top honors out of 25…
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Teaching Children about Activism

Many people have heard of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Many people have expressed anger, tweeted thoughts, posted rants on Facebook, and are looking for ways to take action. Then, I thought of my situation as a mom of a preschooler and toddler, in addition to being a Parent Coach, and realized that this is a critical time…
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FAMU President Announces Sustainability Institute

New Chief Sustainability Officer Tapped to Lead Institute TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., announced the launch of her newest initiative – the FAMU Sustainability Institute (FAMU-SI). According to President Mangum, advancing the research, teaching, and application of innovative solutions to global socio-economic, ecological and energy sustainability issues is one of the cornerstones of her administration.…
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BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal

Why breastfeeding is important? Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future. Breastfeeding allows you to make the food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby the healthy start that will…
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NSU Professor Writes About Boko Haram In Book

Source: Norfolk State University A Norfolk State University political science professor has written a chapter in an upcoming textbook that examines the terrorist group recently linked to the kidnapping of 200 school girls in Nigeria. Dr. Olusoji Akomolafe, who is originally from Nigeria, contributed a chapter to the book “Africa in the New World Order: Peace and Security Challenges in the 21st Century,”…
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Faith & Family: Life in Every Choice

By Debbie Manigat, Editor-in-Chief | Urban Parenting Magazine Lately, I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about a silent issue in the African American community. Some say it’s a mother’s right- others say it’s about the child; yet either way, a life is changed in the course of the final decision. The social issue of concern that I am speaking of is abortion.…
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