Monthly Archives: October 2010

Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

Its time for another cute kid picture! As ever, if you have a cute kid (and we know you do) send us a picture for Thursday’s Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic! This is Mihret, at 29 months.  AWW! Tweet

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Playmobil’s Mythical Africans: Part II

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor TAB. This is the second in a two-part series. Read Part I. I believe the many negative, misinformed stereotypes about Africans starts from an early age, which is why I was incensed about Playmobil’s … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Challenges of being Transracially Adopted as evidenced by research [Adoption Talk] Several studies have found that transracially adopted children struggle more with acceptance and comfort with their physical appearance than do children in same-race placements. Appearance discomfort has been linked … Continue reading

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Playmobil’s Mythical Africans: Part I

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor TAB My youngest child, who is preschool age, recently celebrated his birthday. He is a big fan of Playmobil toys. We went to his favorite toy store to pick out his present. Nestled among … Continue reading

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Catch the SPARK today

Watch a livestream of the SPARK Summit taking place today: SPARK – Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge – is a day to speak out, push back on the sexualization of girls, and have fun while igniting a movement for girls’ … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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This is Preston, 8 months, hamming it up for the camera.  So cute! Tweet

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Hey, Black Male LAUSD Student, how was your first day of school?

[Written by Love Isn't Enough contributor Liz Dwyer; Originally published at Los Angelista's Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness] “How was your first day of school?” That’s the question every parent asks their child after they pick them up at … Continue reading

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Two videos for you this morning–one a dose of good feeling and one a serious downer. The second contains some disturbing images, but nothing you haven’t seen before. More GRITtv Tweet

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Dude, you’re a [f-word]

[Written by Love Isn't Enough guest contributor LaToya; Originally published  at CocoaMamas] Editor’s Note: The original article uses a derogatory term for gay men that begins with an “f.” We recognize the intention of the author was to discourage the use … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

Mattea and Lily: best friends, cousins…and adorable! Tweet

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Are you “Waiting for Superman”?

[written by Love Isn't Enough contributor Liz Dwyer; originally published at Los Angelista's Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness] Last Saturday night I headed to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood to see Davis Guggenheim’s new education documentary, Waiting For “Superman”. … Continue reading

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Why do adults force kids into hostile environments? [John Raible online] As I step back to reflect, all of these events combine to make me feel deeply disappointed, mostly in the ineffective actions of adults (including myself). The common thread … Continue reading

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Co-Parenting? There’s an app for that

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Deesha Philyaw; originally published at The Faster Times File under, “It was only a matter of time…”: A Dallas divorce lawyer has helped create a divorce app for the iPhone. Attorney Michelle O’Neil and … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

These are pictures of Kristen’s adorable kids: Baylie (2) and Jalen (5 months). Look at those smiles! Tweet

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Nurtureshock–Where did Po Bronson find a non-racist world? Can I go, too?

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Balancing Jane; Originally published at Balancing Jane. Nurtureshock, written by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman,  is another one I haven’t read all of yet, but I am particularly struck by chapter 3, “Why White Parents Don’t Talk About … Continue reading

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Assistant attorney general blogs against gay student body president [CNN] For nearly six months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an internet campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly … Continue reading

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