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Brilliant Black Girls | A Double Dose of Black Girl Magic

Meet the twins who took the Chicago Public School System by storm. Attending Lindblom Math and Science Academy, one of Illinois top ranked High Schools, Tia and Tyra dominated the CPS curriculum to become Co-Valedictorians. They finished their high school career with straight A’s. The most impressive part of accomplishing this feat, was the fact …

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Black Owned Businesses in the Spotlight | The Critical Thinking Child

How did you first get involved in your business? Welcome to our special interview series, Black Owned Businesses in the Spotlight, where we highlight successful businesses that are doing amazing things. We believe in a concept that says “you have to see it, to seize it.” No longer will we wait for others to acknowledge …

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5 Black Owned Businesses You Should Shop with for Back to School

Back to school shopping is fun for both parents and children. Our children are excited to find fun and inspiring school supplies, backpacks, clothes, and shoes that allow them to be expressive, and accessories that make them stand out in a crowd. Wouldn’t it be exciting if you could find all those things for your child while supporting a B.O.B. (black owned business) ? Check out these five businesses you can support while completing your back to school shopping:

 

1. Africa on my Back Backpack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Africa on my back is exactly that. A backpack with beautiful, vibrant African patterns made in Ghana! But Africa on my Back is not your typical backpack. Why you might ask? These backpacks are like none other because each backpack sold supports study abroad opportunities for young black men while simultaneously helping to grow small businesses and creating jobs in Ghana, West Africa. These backpacks are available in several different African patterns. Click below to find out which one works best for you.

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2. Urban Intellectuals’ Black History Flash Cards

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Intellectuals’ Black History Flash Cards are a must have this school year. What better way for your child to learn their history throughout the school year. Choose one new African American hero each month, each week or even each day! Our history is rich. Our ancestors have contributor so much to America, it’s time for our children to learn more about those valuable contributions. You can also get your child the new Black History Entrepreneurs Coloring book.

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3. I Love my Hair & I Love my Skin Children’s Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Love My Hair and I Love My Skin are children’s books that will help your children appreciate the diversity of their hair and skin. It’s up to us as parents to teach our child to love every aspect of themselves. Build your child’s confidence through literacy with these books. The colorful and fun illustrations will keep your child captivated and engaged. Start young! I Love my Hair and I Love my Skin are perfect for children ages 4 to 8.

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4. Gabby Bows

 

 

 

 

Most of us cannot forget the amazing 7 year-old, now 11, Gabby Goodwin who created the most amazing barrettes ever. If you’re tired of your daughter coming home with missing barrettes and being forced to buy new ones every other week Gabby Bows are what you’ve been waiting for. I have 2 daughters and surprisingly they have not managed to loss any Gabby Bows not even my youngest who is constantly playing in her hair. The double face, double snap barrettes are a most have this school year. You won’t have to worry about buying barrettes throughout school year after you purchase your Gabby Bows.

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5. Loc-cessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you struggling to find cute barrettes for your little girls’ locs, Twists or Braids? Cute hair beads and accessories are pretty much a rite of passage for all curly haired girls. Every girl deserves to feel beautiful and adored regardless of her texture. Sugar Snaps are uniquely crafted clip barrettes made especially for girls with locs and twists. It is the perfect hair accessory to complete any look. Sugar Snaps are the perfect way for your daughter to feel confident about her hair and about herself. And seeing the glowing smile on her face when she looks in the mirror is how you’ll know you’ve given her that. It’s a win-win.

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Women in Politics: Felicia Bullock for State Representative of the 5th District in Illinois

Starting in 2017 leading into 2018 women are charging into the political arena. Some are saying it is due to the election of our latest president, while more and more women are starting to believe they can improve their communities through politics. Felicia Bullock is one of those women. She is the only black woman …

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#CalebReads100: This Ambitious 4 Year-Old Read 100 Books in One Day

What do you do when your 4 year-old son wakes up on a bright snowy Saturday morning and says, “Dad I want to read 100 books today?” In your head you’re thinking, “Man, that’s a lot of books” but to your confident and energetic 4 year-old you say, “Let’s do it!” When children dream big …

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40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League Award Ceremony is All the Way Up

Yes they are at it again. I had the privilege to attend 40 under 40 Award Ceremony this year and there was so much black girl magic the room. 40 under 40 young women professionals league is an organization that supports “the holistic development of future leaders through the conduits of leadership, service, and philanthropy.” …

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40 Under 40: Celebrating and Uplifting Women of Color

Demoiselle 2 Femme is a programmed created to help young girls transition into young successful women. They have successfully motivated 500 first generation college graduates. So not only do they work with teens ages 13 – 19 they also keep in touch with their D2F ladies well after completion of the program for continuous support …