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Nationwide — As parents, we always want to ensure our children know how special and unique they are; especially, in today’s social climate. Shellice Beharie, a mother of two boys and author of the children’s book, Prince and His Mother’s Crown: Tales Within My Mother’s Hair [Available Now], uses the incredible power of storytelling to do just that through this uplifting and sweet tale.

A whimsical fairytale with beautifully detailed illustrations throughout, a little boy named Prince becomes fascinated with his mother’s magical crown of hair. It showcases a graceful, loving mother finding her strength and “Queen” status from the love that she and her son share. As the “Queen” of the household, and mother to Prince, the story tells the unbreakable and inspiring bond of their relationship.

 In this enchanting book, Prince and His Mother’s Crown, readers will discover:

* The unique bond between a mother and son
* Challenging traditional gender roles
* The beauty and acceptance of African-American hair
* Experiencing and embodying diversity by accepting all cultures

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Gainesville, FL — Jasmine Bowers has recently made history as the first-ever African American student to receive a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida.

Bowers double majored in Math and Computer Science at Fort Valley State University and earned her masters at North Carolina A&T before receiving his doctorate. She now joined the ranks of other historic Black women in STEM such as Mary Jackson, NASA’s first Black female engineer, and Dr. Patrica Bath, the first Black woman to receive a medical patent.

Bowers is grateful for the support of her teachers, mentors, advisors, and friends throughout her study for many years. She is most especially thankful for her mother who guided her and pushed her to achieve more.

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Nationwide — August is now Global Black Mental Health Awareness Month (GBMHAM) declares Black Therapy Central and other Black organizations to recognize that Black people, regardless of location, face similar mental health issues and self-hatred problems caused by the trauma of global systemic racism. The specific mental health needs of Black people around the world are distinct and unique, and therefore separate from other groups.

Black Therapy Central launches the campaign in conjunction with other Black organizations focused on the need for improved collective wellness and the restoration of humanity within Black communities. BTC asserts that to deal with Black mental health challenges and elevate above them, solutions must be presented that address the interrelated issues. The organizations will host various GBMHAM online and offline activities so that individuals, businesses, and families can directly and openly address challenges that impact Black mental health.

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Nia DaCosta, director of the upcoming MGM/Universal Candyman remake, will helm the sequel to Captain Marvel, becoming the first black woman to direct a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 2019’s Captain Marvel was the first Marvel movie to feature a solo female lead. The sequel will again follow Brie Larson‘s adventures as Carol Danvers, fighter pilot turned superhero, this time written by WandaVision scribe Megan McDonnell.

The Captain Marvel sequel would also mark the fourth time a female director has steered an MCU film — and the third time they’ve done it solo. The first solo female director Marvel announced was Black Widow‘s Cate Shortland in July 2018, while the first Captain Marvel film was led by the directing duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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