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When Family Steps Up

by Valarie Edwards Twelve years ago, life changed for 68-year-old Danny Baker, and his 67-year-old wife Angie, when their daughter-in-law and granddaughter, McKenna — now 14, moved in. The northeast Georgia couple looked forward to […]

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RESOURCES FOR KINSHIP CAREGIVERS

Downloadable brief on kinship navigators fr. Casey Family Programs: www.casey.org/what-are-kinship-navigators/ www.grandfamilies.org www.aecf.org/topics/kinship-care www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/kinship/ www.cwla.org/kinship-care/ www.gu.org/   State-by-State Kinship Navigator Programs ALABAMA: Kinship Navigator www.navigator.alabama.gov ALASKA: VOA Alaska www.bit.ly/3BCHd7e ARIZONA: Arizona Kinship Support Services www.bit.ly/3zsB5fd ARKANSAS: […]

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Torn Apart

Many believe the child welfare system protects children from abuse. But as Torn Apart uncovers, this system is designed to punish Black families. Drawing on decades of research, legal scholar and sociologist Dorothy Roberts reveals […]

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Beyond Racial Division

Efforts at colorblindness and antiracism have not been very effective in addressing racial tensions in the United States. Colorblindness ignores the realities of race and the history of injustice. On the other hand, antiracism centers […]

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Raceless

After her father’s death Georgina unravels the truth about her parentage — and the racial identity she had been denied. She fled from England and the turmoil of her home-life to live in Black communities […]

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Layla, the Last Black Unicorn

Award-winning comedienne-actress Tiffany Haddish’s newest book “Layla, the Last Black Unicorn” is her first written for children, ages 4-8. The 19-page book co-written by Jerdine Nolen, features the colorful work of illustrator Jessica Gibson. While […]

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It Takes More Than Love

Being an adoptive parent is hard enough. But when your family is multiracial, things get even trickier. Parenting transracially doesn’t come naturally, nor does it just happen with time. Love is essential—yet by itself, love […]