Volume I | February 12, 2019
Expressions of Love & Black History Month
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Expressions of Love
Oftentimes when we think of Valentine's Day, we have warm feelings for another and our thoughts may be filled with love, affection, and romance. How often do we show that for ourselves? How about a special date by yourself - honoring self-care ? As you express love for that significant other, please also remember to save special time for yourself - go for a nature walk, read a book, relax with a movie, indulge in a bubble bath, listen to soothing music, or just perform a simple act of a slow deep inhale and exhale - taking in every second of the experience. During this time of expressing LOVE, don't forget to honor self and self care.

Our wonderful staff at C & F, Inc. (above right) reminded preschool teachers of this very thing (self-care) during a Quarterly Teachers' Training last month for Compton Unified School District.
Black History Month - Celebrating the Life of
Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark
Did you know that in 1943, Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (1917-1983) was the first black woman to earn a psychology doctorate at Columbia University? Her career focus included identity development and racial self-consciousness. Her Masters thesis examined how a black child became aware of him or herself as having a distinct "self" and when he or she became aware of belonging to a particular racial group. The work of Dr. Phipps Clark and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Clark, was instrumental in the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case in 1954 that dismantled school segregation. Take a look at their famous "Doll Study" conducted in the 1940s which examined racial preferences and identity in Black children in integrated schools compared to segregated schools. Dr. Phipps Clark and many other prominent Black figures were instrumental in changing lives and making a difference in their community! We commend them in paving the way! Refer to the following link for details regarding the "Doll Study":
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