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The Importance of Culturally Affirming After-School Programs

There is one unprecedented feat that the COVID-19 pandemic has managed to achieve, and that is the highly unlikely reunion of both parents and educators. Although they were once separated by their numerous opposing beliefs, both have finally come to realize just how important it is to join forces in the face of an ongoing,…

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The Critical Race Theory (CRT) In Schools: 3 Reasons Why

During the 1970s and early 1980s, renowned professor and author Derrick Bell pioneered the fight for equality like no other. Thanks to his groundbreaking philosophical writings, he, along with other legal scholars, has managed to initiate one of the most relevant theories of the 20th century ━ the Critical Race Theory. Professor Derrick Bell’s input…

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Can Nonprofit Organizations Dismantle Systemic Racism?

The widespread influence of systemic racism is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our society. The massive cultural, educational, and historical sabotage has been taking place for centuries. The curriculum contains no traces of our real, African history. This pushes our people to seek alternatives, such as culturally affirming after-school programs. According to the Critical…

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How Do After-School Activities Improve Student Achievement?

As parents, we often ponder our children’s mental and emotional wellbeing. We’d like them to always be happy, healthy, and motivated to excel academically. We weigh all the options and reach the final conclusion – after-school activities are a must-have, especially these days. According to the Afterschool Alliance, 1 in 5 young people are alone…

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Changing the World, One Child at a Time

The educational system has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. There was not one child in the world left unaffected by the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Chaos and confusion loomed over our families for the longest time. That was until we gathered our remaining strength and decided to do something with the…

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Building African-American Communities Matters

Have you ever heard of Dr. Asa Hilliard III? He was a highly esteemed teacher, psychologist, and historian of color. He chose to dedicate his life’s work to the betterment and enlightenment of our community. This incredible man’s work serves as a testament to the struggle that our people have had to endure throughout the…

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