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A podcast centering the stories of Black people and culture to help raise affirmed, empowered, healthy and thriving Black children and teens. The biweekly podcast is hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Douge a Black mother, pediatrician, writer, and speaker.

What is Black‪?‬ What is Black

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

A podcast centering the stories of Black people and culture to help raise affirmed, empowered, healthy and thriving Black children and teens. The biweekly podcast is hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Douge a Black mother, pediatrician, writer, and speaker.

    Introducing Reading In Black Podcast

    Introducing Reading In Black Podcast

    We're launching a new  podcast, Reading in Black, and you have been invited to listen to our first episode! This podcast is a labor of love.

    On this first episode, we discuss the new children's book You So Black by author Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. and illustrator London Ladd.

    Highlights from our conversation:
    Books that made our guest feel seenInfluence of families on their workInspiration to be a creatorBook recommendationsAbout Reading in Black:
    We’re going to dive deep into the conversation on Black identity and exploring the impact of Black children’s literature on how not only Black children see themselves but how literature that is written and illustrated and published by Black creators can make an impact on society on by pushing forth narratives that are authentic and empowering.  

    Join us for interesting conversations with Black creators, celebrate our stories and storytellers and maybe find a new book to add to your collection.

    The new podcast launches January 2023. 

    Books mentioned in episode:
    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John SteptoeVoice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hammer by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author) and Ekua Holmes (Illustrator) Dr. Marvellus Djinn's Odd Scholars by B. Sharise Moore
    Guest social media:
    Theresa that S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D:https://www.instagram.com/london.ladd/London Ladd: https://www.instagram.com/london.ladd/

    English Transcript available for this episode. Please note that transcription may have errors due to use of A.I. transcription

    • 30 min
    Addressing Gun Violence Part 2

    Addressing Gun Violence Part 2

    This is part 2 of our discussion about addressing gun violence. We're joined by Dr. Chinonyelum Obih. 

    Resources discussed during episode:
    Current Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United StatesRacial Disparities in Child Exposure to Firearm Violence Before and During COVID-19WCAAP Statement on Recent Acts of Violence in the U.S.Alliance on Gun ResponsibilityWashington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention NetworkSafer Homes Coalition

    • 30 min
    Addressing Gun Violence Part 1

    Addressing Gun Violence Part 1

    In this bonus episode we're talking about addressing gun violence. The recent tragedies in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas as well as new reports have brought to the attention that immediate action is needed to address gun violence.  We're joined by special guests Dr. Sonia Khan and Abiba Salahou to talk about the issues.

    Resources
    History of Brady BillHealthyChildren.org Parent ResourcesData sources shared during this episode:
    https://www.npr.org/2022/05/28/1101307932/texas-shooting-uvalde-gun-violence-children-teenagershttps://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/02/03/what-the-data-says-about-gun-deaths-in-the-u-s/https://www.everytown.org/issues/gun-violence-black-americans/https://www.childrensdefense.org/state-of-americas-children/soac-2021-gun-violence/

    • 41 min
    A Conversation with Author Sophie Isabelle

    A Conversation with Author Sophie Isabelle

    We're joined on this episode by Sophie Isabelle to talk about her upcoming book, The Witchery, a young adult (YA) fantasy set in a diverse magical school with Black girls front and center. She shares her inspiration for writing the book and a sneak peak about her new book.
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcast, YouTube, Stitcher, Audible and wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Music and editing by VITA Productions
    Guest Social Media
    Sophie Isabelle
    Twitter/Instagram: @sisabellewrites
    Website: https://www.sisabellebooks.com
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    • 28 min
    Black Families and Homeschooling

    Black Families and Homeschooling

    This week special guest host Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barnes is joined by Tenikca Gainey and Dr. Maxine Davis
     to discuss Black families and homeschooling.  
    Topics discussed
    Benefits of homeschoolingPersonal experiences with homeschoolingResources and Tips for parents interested in homeschoolingCheck out this episode and others on Apple Podcast, YouTube, Stitcher, Audible and wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This episode is sponsored by: mater mea
    Guest Social Media
    Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barnes
    Twitter: @stbbarnes
    Tenikca Gainey
    Instagram: @tenikcag
    Website: hitswiththemrs.com
    Dr. Maxine Davis
    Twitter: @DrMaxineDavis
    Youtube Channel: DrMaxineDavis
    Website: www.drmaxinedavis.com
    Resource for parents who need help navigating home schooling
    For anyone who needs help: Maxine Johnson email: parentunionmo@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    What is Black Presents: Henry's Library

    What is Black Presents: Henry's Library

    What is Black, LLC is excited to announce our new children's podcast, Henry's Library! We're sharing the first episode of Henry's Library.

    We're excited to share's today's adventure The Feather Bookmark. In this episode, Henry and his friends investigate books to learn more about seeing planets and stars.

    Visit our website for access to free activities and to learn more about the topics and  books mentioned in this episode.

    Books mentioned in today’s episode:
    Bright Sky, Starry Cityby Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by:  Aimée Sicuro
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    by Margot Lee Shetterly  with Winifred Conkling, Illustrated by Laura Freeman
    This podcast is a production of What is Black.

    Created by Dr. Ashaunta Anderson and Dr. Jacqueline Douge

    Episode written by Jacqueline Douge

    Music: Snap Happy by Shane Ivers-https://www.silvermansound.com

    Sound design and editing: Vita Productions, LLC

    Cover art: Dreahna Lewis Illustration

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    Thank you for listening to the show. For more visit, https://www.whatisblack.co/henryslibarypodcast

     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

BStrasters ,

Great Insight and Commentary

This podcast gives great insight into what it means to be Black and what it takes to raise Black children in America. It also highlights others who are exploring this topic and gives concrete thoughts on how to raise confident children.

_ChanelH ,

Nika H.

This podcast is simply amazing! As a fellow podcaster, I’ll def be adding this to my list of faves! Thank you so much for this platform. Keep creating the great content and evoking change, one black family at a time 💛

aliahparis ,

A Much Needed Podcast for ALL Parents

Dr. Jacqueline Douge has created a podcast that is a must-listen to for parents of Black children but is really a dialogue ALL parents should listen to. As a mom, I appreciate the variety of topics from water safety to mental health to raising biracial and multiracial children. Her guests are experts in their fields and I was glad to reacquainted with groups like the Mocha Moms, influential voices I can now follow on social media, and resources to help in my parenting. Talking to Kids and Race and When They See Us were powerful episodes that resonated with me especially after seeing the film series. Thank you for these incredible and much-needed conversations!

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