Looking for books for our children? Try out www.onemoorebook.com. Fabulous! With so many youths in my life One Moore comes in handy. Trust me when I tell you. Here’s a li’l promo:
Imagine if more of us had taken a year off from school/work in our late teens/twenties? What a difference it’d have made! Check this out. We can still do it now you know. It’s never too late!
Real Gap Experiences:
What is a Gap Year?
Gap Year Fairs:
Let’s encourage more of our youth/young adults to consider this option. You don’t have to go through a GAP programme either. Create your own vibe if you like.
Many of us experience these inter-cultural clashes on a daily basis. Imagine what it’s like for our children. Let’s face it, most of us are raising our children very differently from how our parents raised us. Lots of challenges arise along the way. Need help (’cause Spirit knows our journey is crazy complex)? Maybe the following will be of some assistance.
Books on the subject:
Continental parents talk about raising children in the diaspora:
Parenting across cultures:
The Challenge of Intercultural Parenting:
Parenting tips: How to transfer our culture to our children
Intercultural parenting topics;
Tips for immigrant parents:
P.S.- You don’t have to be an “immigrant family” in order for the aforementioned to resonate.
What’s your take on Sesame Square? It’s been showing in Nigeria for almost 2 years I believe. Hmm. A USAid project? I’m not liking the sound of this at all. Hmmmmmm. Granted I haven’t seen any episodes. Have you? Folks, is this really a good thing for our children?
Sesame Square’s debut:
Sesame Square Showreel:
Girlllllllllllllll… Madame Noire… you took the words outta my mouth!! I saw “Hidden Colors” and I plan to check out Part 2.
http://madamenoire.com/252282/when-a-misogynist-becomes-a-historian-are-we-so-starved-for-positive-images-of-our-history-that-we-dont-care-who-delivers-them/ Article about misogyny & homophobia in our community
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eTP78oTZx4 Djehuty Ma’at Ra speaks on homosexuality. He’s ON POINT on many fronts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdso2m1WMkI Part 2 of the above.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtA9X5sJ_IU Hru Assaan-Anu’s take on the subject. Right on!
Read the book folks! I am so glad I did. Yes, it’s considered controversial by many. Part of me gets why. Some of me doesn’t. I certainly don’t agree with all of the author’s points, however, I’m with him on many fronts.
Is marriage for white folks?
The author speaks about the book:
NOTE: While the author focuses on the experiences of many middle class African-American women consider that many of his findings speak to our current reality the world over.
Interesting. I’m just learning about these. If you live in the U.S. check and see whether there’s one in your area.
Riverside’s parade & expo:
Hmmm. I have mixed feelings about these. Mind you I haven’t been to one.
February is Black History Month in North America. In Britain it falls in October. It’s true that many of us aren’t into BHM. Myself included. Same way let’s take advantage of the activities that are happening in our respective communities. There’s always more to learn.
BHM in Washington, DC:
Black History Month activities in the UK:
Check out your local libraries, museums and movie theatres. Some of them have events going on that are worth checking out. In addition some tv channels have cool BHM specials on.