The Motherlode: Our Top Weekly Links

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Nicki Minaj is pregnant! (Instagram)

Ciara had her baby boy, Win Harrison. (Instagram)

Tributes pour in for two legends lost on the same day—John Lewis and C.T. Vivian. (Medium, 11Alive, The New York Times)

A “wall of moms” takes to the streets of Portland. (NPR, Buzzfeed)

As parents start organizing their own education pods, discussions about inequity. (The New York Times x 2)

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

How caregiving became more than just a women’s issue. (The New York Times)

Related: Biden’s $775B plan to assist working parents and caregivers. (The New York Times)

Raising magical Black girls in a not-so-magical world. (The Washington Post)

After a Michigan teen was incarcerated for not doing homework, thousands across the country make demands to #FreeGrace. (ProPublica, Complex)

The heartbreaking story of 11-year-old and 14-year-old brothers who lost both their parents to the coronavirus. (ABC)

85 babies under the age of 1 have tested positive for COVID-19 in one Texas county. (CNN)

A daughter who lost her healthcare worker mother to coronavirus on channeling her grief into action. (CNN)

New research out of South Korea finds tweens and teens between ages 10-19 are more likely to spread the coronavirus among family members than adults and children under 10. (WebMD)

Hospitals in several countries are seeing a sharp drop in premature births. (The New York Times)

Jessica Biel had a second son. (Daily Mail)

The “still-face” experiment shows the link between adult phone use and child neglect. (Fatherly)

Bill Nye explains how we are all one—just different colors—in just 61 seconds. (TikTok)

Inside a contact-free summer basketball camp in Chicago. (Book Club Chicago)

A new study finds babies are unlikely to get COVID-19 via breastfeeding. (CNN)

The Ergobaby x Harry Potter collection is here! (Ergobaby)

Dave Grohl, whose mother was a teacher, argues for their protection. (The Atlantic)

A petition honoring Breonna Taylor makes history on Still, no justice. (NBC News, Bleacher Report)

How the coronavirus is effecting kids’ mental health. (Time)

8 family-friendly movies directed by and starring people of color. (The New York Times)

Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia, 2 1/2, is part owner of a women’s soccer franchise. (People)

The power of Black girls’ play. (The New York Times)

A new study finds that nearly half of U.S. teens have been stalked or harassed by a partner or done so themselves. (U.S. News & World Report)

Black children are almost 3 1/2 times more likely to die within a month after surgery than white children, according to a devastating new study. (STAT)

The staggering racial inequity in U.S. cities. (The Atlantic)

When there are no visitors to “tidy up” for. (The New York Times)

Lebron James says the worst part of quarantine has been not seeing his mom. (Sports Illustrated)

How the fiction world became obsessed with the dark side of motherhood. (Grazia)

The value of a good neighbor has soared during the pandemic. (The Atlantic)

A son’s return to the orphanage his mother left him at 25 years prior. (The New York Times)

How the pandemic is showcasing support systems beyond the nuclear family. (The Atlantic)

A new virtual therapy startup tackles teen mental health during the pandemic. (TechCrunch)

A mother-daughter reacquaint themselves being divided by prison. (NPR)

Wubbanub and Jimmy Fallon teamed up for DADA! and MAMA! pacifiers. (Amazon)






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