Black & Afro-Indigenous creators to follow on Instagram

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Did You Know? Looking for new people to follow on Instagram? Here is a list of Black & Afro-Indigenous creators you can start following! Moore Kismet- Black Musician and Visual Artist @moorekismet  Radmilla Cody-Dine’ (Navajo) & Naahilii Model & Singer @radmillacody  Brit Reed- Chahta & Black Beadwork Artist, Researcher […]

Mexican entrepreneurs create cruelty-free leather alternative

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Did You Know? Two entrepreneurs from Mexico, Adrian Lopez Velarde and Marte Cazarez came together to create a cruelty-free alternative to animal leather, it’s a first-of-it’s-kind organic leather made entirely from prickly-pear cactus. They don’t use toxic chemicals, phthalates, or PVC  and the vegan leather is partially biodegradable. Helping […]

Viola Fletcher

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Did You Know? Viola Fletcher, also known as Mother Fletcher is one of three of the remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Fletcher is 109 years old and she has written a book with her grandson Ike Howard called Don’t Let Them Bury My Story: the oldest […]

Meet Adhara Pérez SánchezMeet

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Did You Know? Meet 11 year old Adhara Pérez Sánchez from Mexico City. Sanchez has autism and has an IQ of 162 which is higher than Albert Einstein and Stephan Hawking. (To give you perspective, having an IQ score that falls between 85-115 is considered within the average range) […]

Harry Belafonte’s Activism

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Did You Know? Many of us know Harry Belefonte as the famous “Day-O” singer but did you know that he was also an activist that fought against racism as well? He used his entertainment fortune to help fund the civil rights movement at home along with  human rights causes […]

The 1619 Project

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Have you heard of the 1619 Project? The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the […]

Organizations That Support Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley With it being a new year you may be wanting to know what would be some good organizations to support that work towards racial justice. Here is a list of some organizations that support Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. APIAVOTE: They work to empower AANHPI community at the […]

Edmonia Lewis

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley Did You Know? If you have gone to the post office lately you may have seen a book of stamps with Edmonia Lewis picture on them. I purchased these stamps for myself to support Black Heritage but realized I don’t know who Edmonia Lewis is. I thought it was […]

Support Latinx Writers

Did You Know? By Emma Cowley In need of a new book to read? Why not support a Hispanic or Latinx writer? Click the arrow for a brief description of each book. Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America by Maria Hinojosa A memoir that details her journey […]