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Ideas for International Women's Day

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Ideas for International Women's Day

International Women's Day isn't just about giving a flower to a woman you appreciate and telling her she's great. It’s a day for recognising the achievements of women, and supporting women facing disadvantages around the world. March 8, is a symbol of the struggles that women around the world have undergone to gain equality and rights and a reminder of how far there is still to go. You can actually support this cause in different ways, whether it’s educating yourself, helping to support a local or global cause, or even just taking a moment to call your mom — here...

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8 Must-Visit African American Museums

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8 Must-Visit African American Museums

If you know your history, then you would know where you’re coming from. — Bob Marley, Buffalo SoilderFor more than 50 years, African-American museums have made it their primary mission to preserve and educate visitors from around the world on the history of African-Americans and their ancestors.So whether you are planning your next family vacation or you just want to learn more about African-American heritage, no matter what time of year, we’ve got you covered.African American Museum Of DallasThe African American Museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a historically black college...

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Valentine's Crafts for Kids

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Valentine's Crafts for Kids

While we adults like enjoying Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner, some chocolates, and certainly a sip or two of champagne, kids have quite a different experience. If you’ve had a kid go through the elementary school ranks, you know what it involves: crafts and candy.This year, take your kids’ Valentine’s Day to a new level. Here is a bunch of crafty ideas that we gathered in one place to help your kids make their own amazing gifts. Kids will love these simple Valentine's Day crafts almost as much as parents will love to decorate with them! Why not get...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

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5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

The struggles and successes of many African American personalities. From civil rights leaders to children’s authors, are rich fodder for everyone out there. February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans. Explore the many contributions of African Americans with activities about segregation, civil rights leaders and the contributions of African American heroes. Get Musical African Americans have a deep, rich musical history ranging from ragtime to jazz to gospel...

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Where to buy romantic Valentine's Day cards

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Where to buy romantic Valentine's Day cards

Valentine's Day, a time where people show their love and affection for another person, is quickly approaching. It is about LOVE, sharing and giving. From chocolate to jewelry to romantic dinners, who doesn’t enjoy a nice Valentine’s Day gift? Apparently, shoppers agree. Themed content can be many things, from helpful to humorous and everything in between. But rather than just focusing on what fancy gift you can give to your loved one, or how elaborately you can celebrate the day, why not focus on what kind of Valentine’s day greeting card you can pick out for your lover that’ll do...

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