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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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Thoughtful Thursday: Valentine Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this love-celebrating holiday, here are some love poems from Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), renowned poet, novelist and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Dunbar’s first poems were published in a Dayton newspaper when he was 14 years old. While much of […]

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Valentine’s Day Fun With Your Son

Need some last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for your little guys? Here are some easy and creative ways to celebrate the day: Personalized Cookies: Show your love and satisfy your 8 year old’s sweet tooth with cookies that are calling his name. Eleni’s has delicious cookies that you can personalize. You can shop for them […]

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Tell Your Sons: Listen to the Grammy Winning Audiobook “I am Malala”

Last night’s Grammys were full of interesting performances and surprising wins (Beck, what?). No doubt your sons are familiar with many of the winners. But one Grammy award they might not have focused on deserves their attention: The 2015 Grammy (Children’s Album) was awarded to Neela Vaswani for her narration of I AM MALALA: HOW […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Poems of Elizabeth Alexander

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday celebrates the work of Elizabeth Alexander–highly respected poet, essayist, playwright and teacher. Professor Alexander was recently named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, as well as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University. She is the former Chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University. […]

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Parents Matter: Star Athlete Listens to Mom and Dad, Chooses Harvard

A recent NYTimes article tells a great story that is right up our alley at GCP. Chris Lewis is a 6’9″ high school junior at Milton High School in Milton, Georgia. A power forward, he is one of the top basketball juniors in the nation. He has been recruited by colleges since he was in […]

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