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Children's Defense Fund 2h
: learn the lesser-known story of the persistent student strike that led to creation of the first Black Student Union and changed higher education as we know it:
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Children's Defense Fund 6h
Today the birthday of Mamie Phipps Clark, an American social psychologist whose "doll studies" shed light on the psychological impact of segregation on school-aged Black children and were influential in the Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954.
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Children's Defense Fund 18h
“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Inspired to see lifting up the timeless words of founder Marian Wright Edelman in her new film:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 17
Because children can’t vote, it is far too easy for our lawmakers to ignore the millions of children going to bed hungry every night. It's time to bring children into the conversation and start a movement to end child poverty, and we need your voice:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 17
Because it's already been a long week, and we thought you could use some . 🧠
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 16
Kerry found "a glass of milk on the table. Her son, worried about her, had poured it. He made her drink it while he watched." Kerry was going hungry so her children could eat, but now she worries about the toll on the children's mental health:
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Everytown Apr 16
12 years ago today, a gunman opened fire on the campus, killing 32 students & educators & injuring over a dozen more, making it the deadliest school shooting in modern U.S. history. Today, we remember the victims, survivors & Virginia Tech community.
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 16
"When we think of the kind of inheritance that we want to leave for our children or grandchildren, think of leaving them a legacy of justice." Listen to this powerful clip from Dolores Huerta's TED radio hour episode:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 15
Today the birthday of one of the key architects of the 1967 "Freedom Budget," A. Philip Randolph, by revisiting its directives and calling attention to the work still to be done to abolish "the scourge of poverty" in this country:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 15
"On April 15, 1960, black college students guided by civil rights activist Ella Baker formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at Shaw University."
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 15
It's , so ? Federal tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit () and the Child Tax Credit () are powerful tools to boost income and help families - and children - thrive. It’s time to give credit where credit is due!
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 15
"Taking government benefits away from people who don’t meet work requirements ignores...evidence that these policies make it harder for people to find and maintain employment." We know that work requirements are a bad idea - and so does behavioral science.
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 14
that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) lift millions of children out of poverty each year and support children’s healthy development? On the eve of , learn more here:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 14
"Black infants in America are now more than 2x as likely to die as white infants...a racial disparity that is wider than in 1850...when most Black women were considered chattel." Black infant & maternal death rates in the US are shameful and demand attn:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 14
"The new bills will teach our children and grandchildren and remind all Americans that Black history and women’s history are American history." Read Marian Wright Edelman's latest column, Change the Currency to Reflect All of Us in America:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 13
During National Minority Health Month () and Black Maternal Health Week (), a reminder that racism, not race, is a risk factor for Black maternal health:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 13
Listen to the powerful accounts of two women who were just children when they became part of two of the most iconic moments of the civil rights struggle:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 13
A little motivation for your weekend hustle. 💪🏽
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 12
The faces on our currency send powerful messages about what we value. Read Marian Wright Edelman's appeal to the Treasury Dept. to finish the job of paying tribute & public homage to Harriet Tubman and other American s/heros:
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Children's Defense Fund Apr 12
It's , and we're celebrating by stocking our home libraries w/ some of Marian Wright Edelman's fav diverse children's books that "reflect children’s own images and a wide variety of cultures & experiences." See a few of her picks here:
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