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First Name Basis Podcast

Feb 24, 2022

Racism is traumatizing no matter what, but when it manifests itself in your personal relationships, it is crushing.

 

Dr. Lucretia Berry, an anti-racist educator, author, scholar and mother to three little girls, joined me on the podcast earlier this week to discuss the need to talk to our kids about race before...


Feb 22, 2022

It’s obvious that there is a need to talk about race with our kiddos when big events are in the news. But if that’s the only time we’re talking to them about this, that means these conversations are always coming from a place of trauma instead of a place of preparation.

 

It’s time to be proactive instead of...


Feb 15, 2022

Since the push for anti-racism has become more mainstream some white children (and adults) are learning about the true history of the United States for the very first time. This has proven to be pretty dang uncomfortable for them. So uncomfortable that state legislatures have created bills that would allow white parents...


Feb 8, 2022

What did you learn about Rosa Parks growing up? You may have learned, like I did, that she was a tired seamstress on her way home from work and when a bus driver asked her to give up her seat to a white person it was the last straw so she decided not to stand. Well she was a seamstress, but the true story is so much...


Feb 1, 2022

 

Bite-sized Black History 

Bite-sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We featured 12 different people in Season 1 of the program and are featuring 12 all new Black Americans in Season 2....