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Back To School Advice For Parents Who Rock!

If you have four kids like I do, they've worn you out all summer and you're most happy that school is starting tomorrow. You've robustly walked up and down the aisles happily (or not) tossing rulers, notebooks, paper towels, etc., into your cart.

You've also probably just finished the grocery shopping and added a bunch of snacks, juices, luncheon meat, and other processed items do you won't have to give your kids lunch money every single day.

New clothes have already been purchased and they're currently laid out on your child's bed as a painful reminder to them that it's time to get back into work mode.

All these things are typical actions to get ready for back to school, but as a Mother and History teacher, I want to share a few more things you can and should do to get the year started off right!

1. We all know that parents are busy and sometimes you can't make it to the conference or back to school night despite having good intentions to be there…

On Love & Liberation - Black Muslim Psychology Conference Day 3

Due to not wanting the post to be super long, I divided up my recap of the Black Muslim Psychology Conference into two parts. Part one, can be found by clicking here. Continue below if you've already read the first blog.

As a recap of part one, BMPC is what I'd envision life like as a Black woman living in a society that values my body, my intellect, my beauty, & my lived experiences. It's like a three day therapy session, history class, & cultural extravaganza rolled into one. 
If you haven't attended yet, I don't know what you're waiting for. Hopefully this detailed blog will answer some of your questions and be your motivation to attend next year :)

While I'm still processing my experience from this year, I'm already looking forward to next year, especially because of the theme "The Mis-Education of the Black Muslim". 

Mark your calendars so that you can get a taste of Black liberation and meet all of those working to build institu…

On Love and Liberation - Black Muslim Psychology Conference Day 1 & 2

I've been trying to figure out how to explain to you what I feel when attending the Black Muslim Psychology Conference (BMPC). Last year, while writing about the experience, I couldn't find the right words to describe it. However, this year's theme Love & Liberation certainly helped to put things in perspective for me on the importance and value of this conference.

Though the event this year was held at the beautiful & picturesque grounds of the Chubbs Hotel & Conference Center, not necessarily a place you'd describe as a Black Mecca, walking through the doors, a transformation occurred. I literally felt like the space upon walking in was sacred, safe, and most importantly buzzing with a since of Black fulfillment that is hard to find unless it is a space we create within our homes, religious institutions, schools or backyards. 
BMPC felt like the first game of spades that I've played in years at my friends' Yaasiyn and Ismael's (both history t…

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