As parents, we all want to teach our kids to be inclusive, but how? Join Jasmine Bradshaw each week as she gives you the tools and practical strategies that you need to talk to your children about race, religion, and culture. If you are a parent who values inclusion and wants to teach your children how to truly love those who are different from them, this podcast is for you!
What is Juneteenth and How Can I Celebrate?
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the abolition of slavery here in the United States. Every year on June 19th families come together to celebrate the resilience of our ancestors who survived and persevered during one of the darkest times of our nation’s history. We take time to reflect on where we are as a family, a community, and a nation and how we can work together to better live out our country’s values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Listen in to hear the history of Juneteenth and how your family can take part in this powerful celebration.
Make sure to take a photo and use the hashtag #fnbjuneteenth so that we can see how your family is celebrating this powerful holiday!
Bite-sized Black History Summer Sale
Juneteenth Printable Cards & Lemonade Recipe
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Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN
Episode 3: Talking To Your Children About Slavery
Book: Free At Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation by Doreen Rappaport*
Cookbook: Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin*
Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery (the website where you can transcribe the newspaper ads of formerly enslaved people looking for their family members)
NYT Article: Hot Links & Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth
President Lincoln Quotes
White Savior Complex
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Your Loving Day Stories
Every year on June 12th interracial couples across the US honor the sacrifice of Civil Rights Leaders, Richard and Mildred Loving, and celebrate Loving Day. This year we asked YOU to answer one important question: What does Loving Day mean to you? In this episode you will hear interracial couples from all across the country share the importance of Loving Day and what it means to them and their families. If you’re anything like me you’ll need a few tissues for this one. Happy Loving Day!
The Loving Story
Richard and Mildred Loving never expected to be Civil Rights icons, they simply wanted to love one another and grow their beautiful family. Listen in to hear how the Lovings took their interracial love story to the Supreme Court and abolished racist marriage laws across the country. Be sure to download the free Loving coloring page that goes along with the episode at firstnamebasis.org/loving
One Year After The Murder of George Floyd
Today, Tuesday, May 25th marks one year since George Floyd was brutally murdered by the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here are 3 things you can do to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement and remember George Floyd and others who have been murdered by the police.
The Danger of Gaslighting
I think we can all agree that gaslighting is the worst. When you share a vulnerable experience with someone and they respond in a way that makes you feel like you’re overreacting it really hurts. In this episode I cover the many ways that people gaslight one another, where the term comes from, why people gaslight, how to respond when someone is gaslighting you, and of course what to do if you realize that you’ve gaslighted someone else.
How To Teach Media Literacy To Our Children
One of the most common questions you asked during the last election was, “how do I teach my children media literacy,” and I found the perfect person to be our guiding light. After 27 years as an Emmy award winning journalist, Tori Nelson founded KidNuz. KidNuz “delivers current events in a kid-friendly package.” Tori shares her expertise about everything from choosing solid sources to talking to our children about media bias.
Jasmine feels like a friend chatting with you! At the end of each episode you feel more informed and empowered to act!
Clear and informative
This is an excellent podcast that clearly explains racism and how to work to be anti-racist. Jasmine gives great examples. And she incorporates the principles of the gospel, which is so important.
Thank you Jasmine for breaking down racism (Racism 101 is the first podcast I listened to, and I was immediately hooked by your patient, knowledgeable tone). This podcast is a gift! I appreciate you taking the time to do this.