The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
2:30 pm
06/19/20

Photo Via Self/Zaya Wade

Gabrielle Union on raising Black kids in America, quarantine life, and much more, as she’s photographed by her step-daughter Zaya Wade for the cover story of Self. (Self)

Happy Juneteenth! (The New York Times)

A must-watch conversation about building a just future for our kids. (Inforum)

What anti-racist teachers do differently. (The Atlantic)

Rayshard Brooks’ widow on the heartbreak of Father’s Day. (NBC)

Breonna Taylor’s mother on her daughter’s legacy as she waits for justice. (Today)

All about the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. (Vice)

The impact of racial disparities on children’s health. (The New York Times)

The Boys Scouts will now require Eagle Scouts to earn a Diversity & Inclusion badge. (Scouting Wire)

Surprise! Kristen Wiig had twins via surrogate. (Daily Mail)

Four ways racial bias harms school children. (NPR)

The Supreme Court rules to protect “dreamers.” (The Washington Post)

Matthew A. Cherry, the author and Oscar-winning creator of Hair Love, just signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television. (Hollywood Reporter)

The best-selling Anti-Racist Baby board book will become a picture book this July. (USA Today)

Trayvon Martin’s mother on why she’s running for office. (MSNBC)

20 LGBTQ+ books for teens coming out in 2020. (Teen Vogue)

Nearly 100 Black children’s book authors to support now and always! (MOTHER)

Economists are predicting 300,000 to 500,000 less babies born next year due to the pandemic. (Forbes)

A coronavirus-proof pram, straight from Britain. (Yahoo!)

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner’s baby bump is out and about. (Marie Claire)

Wayne Brady on how racism makes him fear for his daughter and himself. (People)

The compounded fear of raising a Black child with disabilities. (Forbes)

Bryce Howard on her touching Apple+ documentary, Dads. (USA Today)

Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi are on the cover of Vogue Czechoslovakia. (Instagram)

For the first time, the FDA approved a video game as mental health treatment for kids. (CNBC)

As Pride celebrations move online, who will provide hugs for queer kids? (The Washington Post)

A poignant question from a Black mother. (YouTube)

For some families, the COVID-19 crisis means more time with dad. (Scientific American)

Nine things to look for when searching for anti-racist media for your kids. (The Washington Post)

Tips for entertaining your children this summer. (The New York Times)

Supporting children of the Navajo Nation during the COVID crisis. (The Washington Post)

The power and pain of George Floyd calling for “mama.” (CBC)

What happened to the thousands of Romanian children deprived of social contact? (The Atlantic)

When your family spreads misinformation. (The Atlantic)

The “Hey Siri, I’m Getting Pulled Over” command that’ll automatically record interactions with cops. (Popular Mechanics)

The White author of Rage Against The Minivan on raising two Black children and two White children. (NPR)

Alanis Morissette on her series of heartbreaking miscarriages. (ABC)

Behind the surrogacy boom in Kiev and the complications COVID-19 poses. (The Guardian)

T.I.’s daughter Deyjah on the embarrassment of her dad policing her virginity. (VH1)

Free virtual mindfulness classes for kids’ mental health. (CNN)

Pusha T introduced his newborn baby boy, Nigel Brixx. (Instagram)

The unexpected gift for some families in quarantine. (The Washington Post)

Babies on Netflix just released 6 more episodes. (Netflix)

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