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New data suggests that child welfare services were severely affected by the global pandemic after the revelation that 504 Black children died between October 2019 and September 2020 at a 17% increase compared to the previous year.

NEW YORK (AP) — More Americans have been getting flu shots this year, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu and coronavirus double pandemic, public health officials said Wednesday. But the flu vaccination rate for Black children is down, fueling worries that Black Americans may be turning away from shots. “It’s […]

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Meet Tamekia Swint… a Chicago-based stylist who is helping families who transracially adopt or foster Black children with hair education and services. Swint’s company Styles 4 Kidz provides high-quality hair-care services for African and Black American kids in foster care and transracial adoptive families. Swint started this non-profit salon to help educate parents who don’t have any experience […]

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SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on indefinite leave while district officials look into claims that she separated students in one class by race and assigned the black children to research games that enslaved children played. The Shorewood Intermediate School teacher was instructing seventh-graders about games from around […]

With so many negative things going on in the world broadcast in real-time on traditional and social media, how do you talk to your kids about them? That’s where Dr. Dawn Brown comes in. She’s the double-board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Brown is the CEO and sole practitioner at ADHD wellness center and has […]

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A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, instructed an 11-year-old caught Saturday with a BB gun to remember one name: Tyre King. The 13-year-old King was killed in 2016 when another police officer responding to reports of an armed robbery saw him pull what appeared to be a gun from his waistband. By the time officers […]

Donte Palmer, a high school teacher and parent, isn’t asking for too much: He simply wants restaurants and public places to install changing tables in men’s bathrooms so fathers can change their kid’s diapers in a clean and comfortable environment. A photo of Palmer crouching on the floor of a restaurant men’s bathroom trying to […]

February is not just Black History Month, it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month. Here’s why you should WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO RAISE AWARENESS DURING NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH? A: Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the country.  When people hear the word chronic disease in kids they […]

File this under the “Best news you needed to read NOW.” Remember the two-year-old boy born without kidneys whose father couldn’t donate his because of a parole violation? Well apparently, A.J. Burgess has found a new donor that is a perfect match! According WXIA, A.J. went in to surgery around 7:30 am on Wednesday and was […]

In addition, Tyler Perry gifted the toddler's mother with a brand new car!

I hope you’ve had a chance to see the Procter & Gamble video called “The Talk.” It reminds us that African-Americans have to have discussions that some families don’t necessarily need to have – like talks about being judged by their skin color by white people and sadly, by Black people, too. In fact, colorism, […]