VOTE: Support Girls in STEM & Black Girls CODE

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About Black Girls CODE Latism 2012 has ended, but the buzz is circulating around several stand-out organizations that made a splash a the conference last week.  One of those organizations is Black Girls Code.  The organization, which provides education in computer technology for girls ages 7-17, is based in San Francisco and provides the crucial […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

Arizona Book Ban This story was originally published in January 2012 As I was on Facebook, I noticed a friend of mine had posted a link to a site called Censored News talking about Tucson, AZ and book banning. I figured it was still over the Mexican American cultural studies debacle since the state found […]

Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants, Scholarships {Freakonomics}

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Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants, Scholarships A short paper recently released by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org, is shaking up the discussion of race and financial aid — specifically, Kantrowitz writes that white students are disproportionately more likely to receive financial aid than their minority counterparts. Kantrowitz’s intro reads as […]

Success Academy Controversy & ‘Mission Possible’ Book Review {Giveaway}

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Controversy Surrounding Success Academies & Charters Recently, I was asked to review a book called Mission Possible, about the Success Academies in Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods.  Honestly, I didn’t know much about Success Academies, but I had heard quite a bit about the charter vs. public school debate in the news in recent years.  Quite […]

Parenting Teens in Reality – Are We Crashing Dreams?

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Parenting Teens in Reality – Are We Crashing Dreams? Last week I had one of those horrible parenting moments…the ones where you wonder whether or not you’ve scarred your child for life, knowing that someday there will be a therapist listening to her blame her mother for long-term issues stemming from that day of that […]

LATISM Top Latina Bloggers at the White House {May 20-22}

LATISM Top Blogueras at the White House! This week, LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) launches their first-ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington D.C.  The historic event will take place on May 20th through 22nd and will include an exclusive briefing at the White House.  Selected bloggers (listed below) will discuss the top issues affecting […]

Celebrating Diversity as a Family

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Submitted by Sarah Morris on behalf of Primrose Schools – preschools that make a difference in your child’s education. Celebrating Diversity as a Family Explaining the concept of diversity to a child can be difficult for any parent. However, pointing out all of the wonders of different cultures and making the learning experience enjoyable and […]

LATINO2 Conference Founders Call Latino Tech Start-Ups & Savvy Investors to the Table

Call for LATINO2 Supporters & Industry Leaders Yesterday, the founders of the LATINO2 Conference, LATISM, put the call out for supporters of Latinos in the Tech field to come forward and redefine the industry. “We’re calling Latin@ Tech-Startups, Founders, Developers, Co-Founders, Venture Capitalists, Accelerators, Policy Makers, Angels, Corporations, Foundations, Social Entrepreneurs, Educators, Marketers, MBAs and […]

Ward Off the Evil Eye with a Hamsa Craft

This post is part of our Share Your Story series.  You can share your own story by submitting your writing, videos or other media to editor {at} multiculturalfamilia {dot} com.  Learn more HERE. The Middle East is a group of countries in western Asia and northern Africa that is the culturally rich home to numerous ethnic groups (such as […]

Get Creative with Lisa Loeb & Crayola in a LIVE Video Chat!

Want to chat LIVE with a cool celebrity mom? Here’s your chance!  Crayola wants every child to experience creative and imaginative play, so they’re inviting parents “Inside the Crayon Box,” for a series of special live chats with celebs and experts that they hope will inspire you to get creative with your little ones.  Parents […]

Traveling Exhibit & Learning Experience – RACE: Are We So Different?

  RACE: Are We So Different? For the past month or so, the Science Museum of Virginia has been nudging (and in some cases pushing) us toward exploring a topic that makes some people feel uncomfortable.  A new exhibit at the museum asks: Race: Are We So Different? It’s a tough question for some in Virginia. The […]