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Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday is Dr. King’s birthday, and in celebration this Thoughtful Thursday brings you lots of suggestions for books about Dr. King to read with your children. Enjoy. Children’s Books About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. < strong> My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris My First Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marion Dane […]

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It’s Almost Halloween: Are Your Children Ready for Scary Movies?

With Halloween a week away, scary movies are all around. From “It” and Boo 2!A Madea Halloween” in the theaters to countless horror movies running on TV and available on demand, it will be pretty easy for your children to get their fill of frights over the next few days. But can they handle it? […]

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Oscar Snafus and “Presidential” Tweets: Teaching Our Sons the Power of Integrity and Grace

Some Life Lessons from the Oscars last night for us to pass on to our sons (and daughters): The importance of telling our stories: Tarrell Alvin McCraney, who along with Barry Jenkins won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “Moonlight”, dedicated their Oscar to “all those black and brown boys and girls and non–gender […]

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Watch: A Conversation About Growing Up Black

Joe Brewster and Perri Peltz, the folks who brought you the powerful short documentary “A Conversation With My Black Son” (see our earlier GCP post about it here) are back with “A Conversation About Growing Up Black”, in which a group of young men discuss the impact of race and racism on their lives. These […]

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Don’t Miss “Little Ballers” on Nick Sports TV

“Little Ballers”, Crystal McCrary’s wonderful documentary, follows a group of young AAU basketball teammates (including her son Cole) as they pursue their hoop dreams and a championship season. It premiered on Nick Sports TV (a programming block on Nicktoons) last week and will be shown again tonight at 9pm and tomorrow (March 1) at 10pm […]

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Tell Your Sons: Watch and Learn from Common and John Legend

Last night was Oscar night, and the two highlights of the evening came courtesy of “Selma”. First, we were treated to John Legend and Common’s amazing performance of the song “Glory”, which was nominated in the Best Original Song category. Then, when they won the Oscar for “Glory” (to no one’s surprise), they gave acceptance […]

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#SelmaForStudents: New Cities Added

Today 12 additional cities joined the #SelmaForStudents movement and announced their success in raising money to send students to see the movie “Selma” for free. Read about it here. African American leaders, now joined by generous citizens of all hues, are working together across the country to ensure that the next generation understands and appreciates […]

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#SelmaForStudents: Nationwide and Going Strong

Great news: The #SelmaforStudents movement has sent over 275,000 students to see SELMA for free across the USA! By tomorrow, 29 cities will have joined our efforts to send 7th 8th and 9th graders to see this important and wonderful film. Have you seen it yet? Have you taken your sons and daughters in 7th […]

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Films to See: “American Promise” and “The African Americans”

American Promise: The PBS premiere of “American Promise” happened last night–did you see it? This is the documentary in which an African-American husband and wife filmmaking team chronicled their son and his friend’s journey from kindergarten through high school at a predominantly white private school in New York City. If you missed it, you can […]

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Diversity Matters: American Promise and ISDN

Greetings GCP’ers! Today we focus on several opportunities to examine and explore the impact of race on our sons’ education. American Promise: We hope by now you have heard about “American Promise”, the Sundance Grand Jury prize winning documentary which follows the journeys of two African-American boys and their families from kindergarten through high school […]

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