Black Family Month Traditions

Tradition is a beautiful ideology that strengthens the family bond. It allows us to cherish valuable memories created with our love ones year after year. Every year my family and I would wake up before sunrise and jump into the station wagon and be on our way, from Chicago to Kansas City, Missouri, to visit […]

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Effect of poetry on the African American community

The effect of poetry on the African American community is reflective of the remarkable achievements by black leaders, inventors, scholars, athletes, musicians and other performing artists who have been inspired by the works of great African American poets. To recall the likes of writers including Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, James Weldon […]

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Explore The World of Poetry

Poetry has been around many of us since our early years. I am sure you can complete the end to Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. You might be able to recall the words to the masterpiece you wrote for that 3rd-grade poetry contest. The sounds of poetry have moved and continue to move us […]

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Poetry in Classrooms

Poetry has always been a language for people to express their deepest thoughts, ideas and perspectives. With the use of rhyme and rhythm, everything from beauty of nature to serious social issues can be addressed and talked about. However, in this education landscape that is dramatically deemphasizing this creative expression, non-literary texts and expository writing […]

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Good things to come!

In 2016, we are expecting amazing things for Watoto Whiz. Over the past few months, the Watoto Whiz team has been traveling the country asking how we can help our youth and how can we become a resource for parents. Many of you shared with us your need to find information that challenged your whiz […]

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Dare to Dream

In January’s activity book Dare to Dream, we are exploring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For this issue, we want to bring attention to the word dream and what this means for our whiz kids. Recently, it seems as if we have started seeing the dreams of our youth being […]

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