this is like the most painful moment in any movie ever

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Representation matters: my five favourite black female fictional lawyers.

  • Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
  • Maxine Shaw (Living Single)
  • Joan Clayton (Girlfriends)
  • Jessica Pearson (Suits)
  • Olivia Pope (Scandal)

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I refuse to let my child go through the “I hate being black” stage

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Book Series: Ruby and the Booker Boys

Author: Derrick Barnes

Ruby and the Booker Boys, one of Derrick Barnes’ most successful preteen series captures the essence of just being a kid in a community.  A place where everyone acts like family regardless of their family tree.  Children of all ages, and yes I’m included, are immediately captivated by her play on words and witty way of outsmarting anyone that stands in her way.  It’s easy for any reader to forget that Ruby is this pretty, brown-skinned trendsetter, because you literally take on her role and become the queen of the scene!


Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme

Slumber Party Payback

Ruby Flips for Attention

I like the concept but, why should we “forget” she’s a “pretty, brown-skinned trendsetter?” WHO WROTE THIS?! Is this how Scholastic feels they must market black characters in their books?

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One of the many things Bill Nye taught me


The difference between milk snakes and coral snakes is a crucial key to not dying. Coral snakes are extremely dangerous, and despite the low bite ratio, they can and will bite you if you’re not careful. Milk snakes are totally okay and chill. So remember, everyone.

If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow


But if red touches black, you’re okay jack


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Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in a 1958 issue of EBONY. Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, was one of the original Ebony Fashion Fair models. She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.

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"The single biggest difference between financial success and financial failure is how well you manage your money. It’s simple: to master money, you must manage money."

- T. Harv Eker

My students are limited in many resources at home and at school because of the low-economic area they live in. As their teacher and role model, I want to ensure my students are on a path to being successful adults. Many of my students because of their disadvantaged backgrounds have little to no opportunities to learn about financial literacy. They spend their allowance or parents’ earnings on toys or snacks without thinking about the consequences of these small expenditures can add up over time.

It is important to teach students the value of saving money early on to save for important things in the future such as a college education. The possibilities are endless when my students can use a Mac Book Air laptop to access online financial literacy activities. The students will become financial literate as they engage in games and activities that teach them about budgeting, credit/debit, and saving.

I am requesting a Mac Book Air laptop to teach financial literacy in a fun 21st century way to my students. Studies have shown that students who are financially literate become financially responsible young adults regardless of income level. 


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