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No Booty Shaking Allowed

We’ve all probably seen our fair share of internet videos with little girls dropping it like it’s hot and giving it all they’ve got. I’m not linking to any of them, because I pretty much think they’re kiddie porn. All … Continue reading

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Including Racial History in School Curricula

Written by Gwen Sharp. Originally posted at Sociological Images Way back in January, Dolores R. sent us a link to an illustration of how not to integrate social studies into the math curriculum, posted at SocialisTexan. Apparently some teachers in … Continue reading

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African American Youth At Risk: Stress from Racial Discrimination [Washington University] Exposure to stress can increase the risk for violent behaviors and depressive symptoms for African-American young adults. Different types of stress, particularly racial discrimination, can influence the level of … Continue reading

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Oh No, Not The TV!

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Aiesha Turman I don’t own a television. In fact, on one of my mother’s recent visits, she jokingly called my lack of a TV barbaric. At least I think she was joking. When I … Continue reading

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Introducing a new Love Isn’t Enough Contributor!

LIE is thrilled to welcome Aiesha Turman! Aiesha is a Brooklyn-based mama, educator and filmmaker who is passionate about Black women and girls and their self-actualization. She believes that music heals and can be often be found having an 80′s … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here’s LIE reader Heather’s sweet Natalia, 20 months, trying on sunglasses. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send us their photos so that we can show them off! Tweet

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Girls for Gender Equity Helps Girls Take Aim at Sexual Harassment [Clutch Magazine, by our very own Tami Winfrey Harris!] Catcalls were such a common experience to Kayla, a youth organizer with Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), a Brooklyn-based, grassroots … Continue reading

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Anything you’d like to talk about? It’s been awfully quiet around here lately! I thought this was a really interesting piece on the mixed messages kids get about bullying. Caught it last night on the drive home. Feel free to … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here’s LIE reader Kureen’s darling baby. Got cute kids? Send us a photo so we can show them off! Tweet

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Just for fun

Michelle Obama jumps double-dutch, something I always wanted to do as a kid but never mastered. Enjoy. Tweet

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We’ve been getting all kinds of pingbacks since this Huffington Post piece came out–it references an old LIE article on racial preference in adoption: Why are so many celebrities adopting black babies? [Huffington Post] In the last month, both Charlize … Continue reading

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Longer Link: The Scars of Stop-And-Frisk

[The New York Times] [Extraordinarily moving video of Tyquah Brehon here.] The practice of stop-and-frisk has become increasingly controversial, but what is often absent from the debate are the voices of young people affected by such aggressive policing on a … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Here’s LIE reader Ashley’s darling three, Kori (12), Bennett (10), and Rian (4). What cuties! Got cute kids? Send a picture to us so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Add White Kids And Stir Is Not Good Education Policy

Written by LIE Guest Contributor Tressie McMillan; Originally posted at tressiemc I commend the Times for at least acknowledging the anniversary of Brown v. Board this week, but I take some issue with the conclusions opinion writer David L. Kirp … Continue reading

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Long Links: When When A Second-Grader Portrays MLK in Blackface, Let’s Ditch the Outrage

From My Brown Baby Offering continued evidence that this nation is badly in need of some serious discussions about race, history and stereotyping, a white second-grader and his parents in Colorado finds themselves in the midst of a roiling controversy … Continue reading

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Older adoptees [Holt Adoption Baby] For the first waves of adoptees, we were scattered across America, predominantly to small towns. These were insular communities, unaccustomed to and fearful of foreigners and devoid of people of color. Our peers looked much … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here’s LIE reader Rachel’s darling Gracie, hanging out with her dad after a birthday party. Got cute kids? We know you do! Send pics to us so we can show them … Continue reading

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