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28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball (Vol. 3)

Originally posted on Scott Woods Makes Lists:
Several years ago I was asked by a local TV station to suggest some books for children in honor of Black History Month. Being a Black librarian (#BlackLibrarianLife) I relished the opportunity, but I did point out that my offerings would avoid the typical fare of Black children’s…

How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera

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In 2020, can y’all finally let black cosplayers breathe?

Originally posted on Hello, Kimono:
ETA: In case the credit doesn’t show: Photo by Raquel the Photographer (Facebook.com/RaquelThePhotographer) A few days ago on Twitter, I liked and retweeted a girl debuting her first cosplay. She was dressed as Nezuko from Demon Slayer and although I haven’t watched it yet (I know, I know-what am I waiting…

Once again…with feeling

Originally posted on Some Connectedness:
I was finishing up a day of sightseeing in Florence that included wandering around Oltrarno but also the complete Duomo experience where I not only climbed up to the top of the Duomo but also Giotto’s tower so I could see it from above, over 400 stairs high each. After…

What being a Fulbrighter taught me

#Dbwe [truth]

“Hello! My Name Is …”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
People love talking about their work. I remember when Dr. Samantha Christiansen told me that. As usual, she was right. During my doctoral program, I have hunted e-mail addresses for people whose work I admire. With Google’s assistance in locating people through various means (publishers, social media accounts, faculty…

“If it’s on the Internet, it must be true.”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
Earlier this week, I witnessed a digital public lynching. A nasty Facebook post – including information that was misunderstood and/or taken way out of context – started an avalanche of hatred, false allegations, threats, profanity, and abuse unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my 20+ years as a communicator. Want…

Teachings & Traditions Tuesday: The Medicine Wheel

Originally posted on A Tribe Called Beauty:
“The circle of the Medicine Wheel represents represents harmony with nature and with all our relatives. The earth turns in a circle, and the birds make their nests in circles; the Anishnaabe dance in a circle, and the four seasons of life: childhood, youth, middle age and elder…

Chapter 8: Holiday Spirits

Originally posted on mariahsmeanderings:
It’s Pronounced like ‘Yash,’ actually, chapter 8: Holiday Spirits Sophia’s hand squeezed mine as we shoved through the crowd, breaking temporarily into an empty space where we could breathe and reorient ourselves. I felt a twinge of guilt at having chosen to cut through the packed, ever-forward-shuffling mass of people in…

Scheibenschlagen, and why you would ever want to do such a thing

Originally posted on James in Germany:
Every February, we Americans miss a golden opportunity. We mark the approaching end of Winter with a few tried and true (and honestly, kind of boring) traditions. Don’t get me wrong; I like groundhogs just as much as the next guy, but dang, is that it? Couldn’t we jazz…