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Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

Laura E. Gómez “In this audacious effort to reframe the often-confused and misrepresented discourse over the Latinx generation, Gómez provides essential context for today’s most pressing political and public debates—representation, voice, interpretation, and power—giving all of us a brilliant framework to engage cultural controversies, elections, current events, and more. A treasure trove of information on […]

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Self-care in 2021

Back in January of 2021 the New York Times released an article that says “One of the challenges of 2021 will be to continue making self-care a priority once the pandemic has passed.” While I appreciate the optimism that was shown here, I am sitting in a coffee shop, masked up, writing this Too Dope […]

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13 Tips On Parenting Dos and Don’ts: ADHD and Discipline

Raising a child with ADHD isn’t like traditional childrearing. Normal rule-making and household routines can become almost impossible, depending on the type and severity of your child’s symptoms, so you’ll need to adopt different approaches. Fostering the development of a child with ADHD means that you will have to modify your behavior and learn to manage […]

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World’s Largest List of Positive Affirmations

On mornings when I wake up feeling down, I like to take a moment and go over some positive affirmations. This helps me reframe how I am thinking and “start my day over” with a more positive outlook. This website has over 1000 original affirmations from ten different categories to help you create a list of […]

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The Get A Job Kit

The Get A Job Kit is an all-in-one tool that is helping organizations across the country to empower job seekers of all ages and background. If you or someone your know find yourself in the job market and needs additional help/support, check this out. 

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SoundConnect

Teens, make your voices heard! Are you interested in learning about sound recording or professional careers in audio? Ready to start interviewing your family and community members? This summer the Sacramento Public Library presents SoundConnect, a 6-week virtual program where you will learn how to create your own sound and oral history projects from professionals. SoundConnect starts […]

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8 Steps to Make Workplaces More LGBTQ-Inclusive

According to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 46% of LGBTQ workers aren’t open about their sexual orientation or gender identity at work because they’re worried about being stereotyped, making people feel uncomfortable, losing relationships with colleagues, and more. Two of the tenants of good leadership are creating compassion and trust, and doing this for all […]

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How To Reframe Fear And Seize Opportunity

“How we manage fear matters. There isn’t a person who hasn’t questioned their abilities, leaps in careers, relationships and more. In my research and work, I had many successful women share stories about feeling fraudulent and not worthy of responsibility or promotion. This is human nature. I remind them that how we see ourselves and […]

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Class Reflection Activities to Close Out a Tough Year

After a challenging year of pandemic schooling, these activities help students reflect on what they’ve learned and look forward to what’s coming next. Despite the numerous challenges that came with pandemic schooling, this article shares positive and creative ways many teachers have found to help students reflect on what they’ve learned this year and look […]

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Don’t Let Hate Crimes Go Unreported

If you or someone you know is experiencing a hate crime or is a witness, The Asian American Foundation is urging you to help share your story and report the hate crime. You can report AAPI hate crimes here.

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Building Community with Music

Chesley Talissé explains the concept better than I ever could. She states: “Community is a fundamental aspect of our experience of music—it tends to unite people, forming bonds that might not exist otherwise. It connects different cultures, promoting diversity and growth. Music encourages creative thinking, discipline, leadership, and problem solving. And it’s a medium for […]

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