The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:30 pm
05/29/20

Demanding #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd. (Justice For Big Floyd)

A black mother’s pain. (CNN, Latham Thomas, AllMomDoes)

Anti-racism actions to take immediately. (Sarah Sophie Flicker, Medium, The Conscious Kid, TheGrio)

12-year-old Keedron Bryant’s heart-wrenching protest song goes viral. (Keedron Bryant)

Eric Garner’s mother responds to the murder of George Floyd. (CNN)

The coming setback for women in the workplace. (The Atlantic, The Lily)

An argument for unplugging during quarantine. (USA Today)

Also: Embracing video games while SIP. (CNN)

The enduring stress of hiding from gunfire at home and at daycare. (NPR)

A new crop of coming-of-age programs that center women of color. (The Atlantic)

J.K. Rowling is rolling out chapters of her new book, The Ickabog, for free online. (J.K. Rowling, The Ickabog)

Grimes and Elon Musk changed their baby’s name slightly to X Æ A-Xii. (Vulture)

Bestselling YA author Kelly Yang on experiencing anti-Asian racism and her new book which confronts rape culture. (NBC News)

Gabrielle Union on leaving a toxic workplace, becoming an ally for trans kids, and much more. (Variety)

The Babysitter’s Club is coming to Netflix in July. (The New York Times)

The Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead reboot will center a black family. (Deadline)

Meet the Oakland mothers who fought for a home and started a movement. (Vogue)

The families of two Texas teens are suing their school district after facing discrimination over their hair. (NBC News)

Should the childcare industry get a government bailout? (The New York Times)

Jacquemus’ newest campaign star is his grandmother. (Vogue)

Walmart is now selling second-hand clothing for the whole family thanks to a partnership with ThredUp. (Walmart, TechCrunch)

Some say the damage done to Gen Z during the pandemic could last forever. (The Atlantic, The Atlantic)

How the pandemic changed the conversation around kids and screen time. (Bloomberg)

Sheltering in place has given many teens one perk: adequate rest. (The New York Times)

What isolation does to undocumented immigrants. (The Atlantic)

Why children might be at a higher risk of drowning this summer. (The New York Times)

A new Marvel movie will focus on Jackpot, a superhero mom. (The MarySue)

Helping children with their mental health needs during this crisis. (Washington Post)

A new study finds LGBTQ youth who die by suicide are five times more likely to have been bullied than their straight counterparts. (U.S. News & World Report)

What school might look like in the fall. (CNN)

Meet Lucky Grandma, a movie that doubles as a love letter to Chinatown’s matriarchs. (Vogue)

And Jats’uts Meyah, a film celebrating an inspiring Yucatán matriarch and midwife. (Vimeo)

Grandparenting during a pandemic. (NPR, The Atlantic)

Fear and pride as the child of a frontline health worker. (The New York Times)

Tamron Hall on balancing motherhood and her talk show in isolation. (ET Canada)

12 classic movies to watch with your kids. (The New Yorker)

Christina Milian on seeing the silver lining in sheltering in place and her new baby line coming out in July. (People, Instagram)

A new study finds babies as young as 6 months old know when you are imitating them, and they like it. (Science Daily)

Using tech to organize your family life. (The New York Times)

The YouTube Kids app is now available on Apple TV. (TechCrunch)

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