On and Off Line Learning for Children & Youth with Black Owned Brands

When children and youth are out of school it is important to keep them engaged in learning.  Loss of learning typically happens over the summer when children and youth do not retain varying degrees of knowledge from the previous school year.  This may be especially so in 2020 because of COVID 19 disruptions (e.g., switching…Read more »

Find Positive Role Models and Narratives, Cultural Representation and Edutainment, with Afrokids

Positive role models in media have the potential to be transformative.  Role models by definition influence what children and youth do, what they think about, their goals, and values.  Mainstream media has not served the black community well in providing positive role models.  Instead, there are pervasive representations of negative stereotypes; and there is a…Read more »

STEM Books for Children & Youth From Black Publishers and Authors

In this post, we review STEM books by black owned publishers and authors on this site and beyond that teach about STEM concepts and promote a positive STEM identity. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills are a gateway to 21st century opportunities and success.  In encouraging children and youth to engage with STEM content,…Read more »

Enrichment Activities for Youth from Black Owned Brands

 Lonely Planet In this post, we present 75+ enrichment activities from black owned brands, with a focus on elementary and middle school youth.  These include a variety of apps, board games, puzzles, flash cards, work/activity books and more.  See the following descriptions and products for details.  They can be used to promote skill development all…Read more »

School Supplies From Black Owned Brands

 Tamarcus Brown As the end of summer approaches, you may be in the market for notebooks, backpacks, and other supplies for the start of the school year.  As such there are culturally representative options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for more details. April Olivia offers a variety of personalized…Read more »