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2017 Calendar of Children

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Calendar of Children. The calendar will emphasize activities that reflect NBCDI's core programs- children at play, with their favorite books, making healthy meals, engaging in outdoor activities and more. The calendar is one of NBCDI's signature products. For more than 40 years, it has served as a testament to the beauty and strength of Black children and families and an acknowledgment of Black achievement.

NBCDI's 46th Annual Conference

Join our community of early educators, advocates, leaders, policymakers, professionals, parents and caregivers for the 46th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute.

Download the Parent Power BootCamp ESSA Toolkit

The Parent Power BootCamp is designed to educate parents and caregivers on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the changes it requires of their children's schools and schools districts. The Parent Power BootCamp will empower and mobilize families to use this opportunity to advocate for equitable systems that support Black children and families. 

The Price of Black Lives as published in the Michigan Chronicle

By Dimitrius M. Hutcherson @dmhutch1 & Tobeka G. Green @Tobeka Green

On the heels of Black History Month with its stories, documentaries and reminders of the rich legacy of Black Americans, we were also reminded of some of the unfortunate tribulations from which such resilience, creativity, intelligence and activism were born. A people, shackled. Enslaved. Un-and mis-educated. Abused. Tested and experimented upon. Yet-we rose.