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Why Giving Our Kids a “Growth Mindset” Is the Best Gift of All

I am hopeful that adopting a growth mindset will help my son develop views and habits that help him soar through life: less frustration or anger when things don’t go his way, willingness to persist and keep trying when the going gets tough, and

These Dance Challenges Are Making America Great Again!

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.” –Alice Walker The title of this post started off as a joke I made a few weeks ago, after I stumbled upon a video of the Keke Challenge by New Orleans bounce artist Magnolia Rhome. Truth be told, I’m not deep off into pop culture…

Straight Outta Kenya: Meet Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa, Poetic Changemaker

Did you know that May 25th is celebrated as Africa Day throughout the African continent and in parts of the global Black diaspora? Its purpose is to commemorate the founding of the Organization of African States (now known as the African Union) by freedom fighters like Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Emperor Haile Selassie of…

Three Takeaways from Lil Jon’s African Philanthropy

If you logged into any social media accounts over the weekend, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard Atlanta rapper Lil’ Jon has built a kindergarten in Ghana, West Africa. And if you’re like me, you probably had one of three reactions: What! Okaaaaay! Yeaaaaah! Dave Chappelle has trained us well. In all seriousness, I…