Chinyakare Ensemble presents the incredibly varied spectrum of Zimbabwean music and dance. Harmonically weaving voices with traditional instruments and dance, they celebrate the beauty and power of southern African culture. >>
The Potrero branch library and Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC) are pleased to co-present a very special Movie and a Meal for Black History Month! Join us for a lively screening of The Wiz, starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor. PHFSC will provide a hot meal, we'll provide the film, and we hope you'll sing along! >>
Southern Africa. 1896. Against her family’s wishes, a young Shona girl escapes a forced marriage arrangement by converting to Christianity and becoming servant and student to an African evangelist. However, as anti-European sentiments rise among her people, she must face an impossible choice – between colonial and ancestral ways of life. Contains mature content. Feb. 19-March 15. See website >>
Black Parents Association of the San Mateo Union High School District is hosting a black history program and talent show. This year’s theme is Unapologetically Black. If interested in being a vendor, contact the association or visit smubpa.yolasite.com. All proceeds made will go toward scholarships for graduating students. >>
What a timely article for me - my daughter recently started using Instagram and I worry! I would also like to suggest a great tool to help with tip #3 - Stay aware of and involved with what your child is doing. It's called SafeSocial and it's a tool that helps you monitor what your kids do online - without you having to be their friend or follower. It sends you email alerts so you can catch any issue before it escalates. It's been a lifesaver for me! www.safesocial.me
Have you seen my new book called SATURDAY IS DADURDAY? Published by Walker Books (Bloomsbury) and illustrated by R.W. Alley.
I'm surprised and pleased to find this article about people who celebrate Saturday as Dadurday!
A traditional martial can develop a person to be firmer or softer and over training they develop the ability to balance both aspects; some call it 'Ying' and 'yang.'
In Japanese it is called 'go' - hard and 'ju' soft.
It is great to see a martial art, especially kids take a loss well, to understand they gave it their best and they lost, but they will continue to training and practice to improve. This training humbles a person and they learn and embrace self discipline, respect, perseverance, loyalty, and so much more!
I highly recommend it for any parent not only for their kids, but for the parent. It is nice to do something with the kids, understanding the power of a kick when it is appropriate and when it is not.
This is also a great way to prevent getting bullied and becoming one because it develops a sense of control over the body and mind.