Archives for February2017

A Short History of African American Education in the United States

February is African American History month, and no matter what color our skin happens to be, this celebration is an integral part of our story as a nation. In order …

African American History Month Series: 9 Must-See Civil Rights Films

“The arc of the moral universe is long; but it bends toward justice.” ­–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With the shouting matches on the networks, the proliferation of misinformation and …

African American History Month: 15 Best Colleges and Universities for African American Students

As part of our ongoing series to honor African American History Month, DiscoBratz has gathered some statistics on the best college outcomes for African American students. It’s important that we …

An Ounce of Prevention, A Pound of Cure: Protecting our Kids During Cold Season

Before you have kids, you may have gotten the old cold or virus once a year, but elementary schools, despite all the grownups’ best efforts, are little petri dishes hatching …

A New Corner of the World: 7 Ideal Family Vacations for Winter Break

What do you do with that week after the holidays? Go on an adventure! It’s the perfect time if you think about it. The mad rush of the holidays will …

9 Great Animal Welfare Organizations to Donate to in 2017

For those animals who aren’t lucky enough to have a forever home, or whose habitat is threatened, there are kind humans taking up the mantle. This is the season of …

5 Resources and Tips For Staying Fit Through Winter

It’s tempting to pack on the calories and curl up to hibernate– here are some tips for maintaining through the cold season. As the needle in the thermometer drops, the …

5 Best Civil Rights Movies to Show Your Kids

Stories are the most immediate and impactful way we have of teaching our children about fairness, justice, and respect for all people. We live in a democracy, a radical social …

Powder Day! Winter Sports Tips for Kids

These cold months with inclement weather make it easy to recede into the house, hibernating until spring. There is a certain amount of inertia that happens during the winter, and …

Information Rich: TED Talks for the Informed Parent

Raising a child in the modern era is both easier and more difficult than it ever has been. Easier because medicine and science have eliminated many of the obstacles and …