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Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Wow... Thank y'all so much for a wonderful experience! The energy in the room was amazing! I hope everyone that came out enjoyed themselves! I thank y'all from the bottom of my heart. We will definitely be back next year! If you have any pics/videos, please share them and use hashtag #TBBAE2019! Let us know what you liked, didn't like, suggestions for next year. Thank you to Jeff White Fitness Solutions LLC, Moore Eventful Event Hall, JB Entertainment LLC, Florida Women Magazine, The Weekly Challenger Newspaper, Black Power 96 FM Radio, Zero Pinellas, NyasiabBeauty, The Art Of Pixeling, Ava Rinne...

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Happy Birthday Franklin!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions. What they saw was Franklin Armstrong's first appearance on the iconic comic strip "Peanuts." Franklin would be 50 years old this year. Franklin was "born" after a school teacher, Harriet Glickman, had written a...

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Junteenth!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Juneteenth will be here in about two weeks (June 19) and in advance of the holiday, I wanted to share some information and resources that will help y'all learn more about the holiday and find some ways to celebrate among you and your family! "The Juneteenth flags represent the history, and freedom the American Slaves and their descendants. The design of the Juneteenth flag depicts a bursting 'new star', on the horizon. The star represents A NEW FREEDOM, A NEW PEOPLE, A NEW STAR. The red, white, and blue colors communicate that the American Slaves, and their descendants were all...

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

  I want to wish everyone who celebrates Ramadan Mubarak y'all! To help mark the occasion I'm sharing some titles that feature Muslims, Ramadan, as well as some other fun and informative things related to Islam that y'all may enjoy! Crafts anyone?! Just stay tuned... Rashad's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) 5 Little Muslims You Are Beautiful Hind's Hands: A Story about Autism More books and comics/graphic novels  Jannah Jewels is a Chapter Book Series for young readers focusing on Islam’s rich history. Hassan and Aneesa Love Ramadan (Hassan & Aneesa) Nanni's Hijab Nightly...

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Wakanda Curriculum by Tess Raser

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

  To access the Google Doc curriculum, please follow this link.  @tessraser has developed a Wakanda Curriculum that bridges themes in the Black Panther movie with actual African culture and history. This is great! I love that she's using popular entertainment to engage students and provide them with factual information.

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