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Author: Shanera Williamson

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Brown Mama Bear is a place for parents to get support, input and encouragement to combat the negative effects our racialized society has on kids. Learn ways to help your child navigate negative stereotyping, low expectations and micro-aggressions, among other things, that can damage self-esteem. Come on the journey, join the movement, raise well-adjusted black and brown kids.
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Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her discussion with a homeschool mom. Elan Page is the host of the Homeschool Our Way Podcast and she’s a resource for families who are exploring the option of homeschooling.   Mentioned: Forbes article, “Why More Black Families Are Choosing to Homeschool Their Children” BlackGirlMathgic.com   Connect with Elan Page: Website (HomeschoolOurWay.com), Instagram, Podcast (Homeschool Our Way)   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera discusses the rise in Black Homeschooling and talks with one black homeschooling mom about her decision. Elan Page is the host of the Homeschool Our Way Podcast and she’s a resource for families who are exploring the option of homeschooling.   Connect with Elan Page: Website (HomeschoolOurWay.com), Instagram, Podcast (Homeschool Our Way)   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes a former educator who was a favorite of the entire family. This elementary school teacher had a special connection with black and brown kids. Now, decades after teaching The Williamson Girls, Kimmy Campbell serves families in a different way.   Mentioned: GreatSchools.org Niche.com school finder National Sex Offender Public Website, nsopw.gov   Connect with Kimmy Campbell: campbell.group realtor website, email kimmy@campbell.group   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Kim Walker, one of the co-founders of The Nashville Black Wellness Collective. This organization hosts regular group experiences to pursue healthy living and form strong bonds with one another. This conversation is especially relevant as April is Minority Health Month.   Mentioned: Yale University study, “Yale Study Documents Staggering Toll of Health Disparities for Black Americans”   Connect with Nashville Black Wellness Collective: Website, Instagram, Facebook   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Lisa Swift-Young, a sales and marketing executive, an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She has a passion for travel, both domestically and outside of the U.S. Today she discusses the benefits of traveling with children and the ways getting outside of our normal routine can help them discover more about themselves and other cultures.   Mentioned: LisaSwiftYoung.com Lisa’s books:  Pause 2 Praise, Power of 3   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Jessica Henry, a licensed clinical psychologist and the CEO of Community Impact.  This organization’s mission includes helping individuals affected by trauma. Today we discuss the importance of making sure all people have access to quality mental health care.   Mentioned: Community Impact, ImpactTheCommunity.com Dr. Henry’s book, Healing Racial Stress Workbook for Black Teens: Skills to Help You Manage Emotions, Resist Racism, and Feel Empowered Community Impact on Instagram BlackMentalWellness.com Black Mental Wellness on Instagram National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - 988   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera talks about the role of storytelling as we learn lessons from black history that guide us all year long.   Mentioned: Rosenwald schools   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Phylanice Nashe, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.  Together they discuss the role black philanthropy plays in our communities, and Dr. Nashe lets us go behind the scenes to see what effect a local fundraiser can have on three nonprofits that serve kids.   Mentioned: The Phylanice Nashe Experience podcast Connect with Phylanice Nashe on Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes life coach, author, college professor and podcast host, Dr. Shante Holley.   Mentioned: BelievingBigger.com   Connect with Dr. Shante: Website, Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Gabriel Anthony-Kemp, consultant and administrative officer at Attollo Prep, a Leadership Development Program.   Mentioned: AttolloPrep.org   Connect with Attollo Prep: Instagram   Connect with Gabriel Anthony-Kemp: LinkedIn, Instagram, gabriel@attolloprep.org   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Hayley Brown, the Director of Programs and Partnerships with Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance.   Mentioned: Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance (touchbbca.org)   Connect with Hayley Brown and Love of My Gurls: Website, Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes speaker, scientist and S.T.E.A.M. advocate, Dr. Megan Wilkerson.   Mentioned: Carter G. Woodson, The Man Behind Black History Month   Connect with Dr. Megan Wilkerson: Website, Instagram, LinkedIn   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Kristal Cunningham, a clinical pharmacist and founder of Bold Kulture Beauty, a salon and brand to help make natural hair care easy.   BoldKulture.com    Dr. Cunningham’s book It Could All Be So Simple: An Interactive Guide to Achieving Your Best Curls   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Tanisha Porter, founder of Natural Born Organizers, an enterprise that goes into homes and businesses to create order out of chaos.   NaturalBornOrganizers.com   Connect with Tanisha Porter and Natural Born Organizers: Facebook, Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes children’s author LaToya Turner, founder and CEO of Brown Hands Literacy.  Brown Hands Literacy’s mission is to educate Black and Brown children and families about HBCUs in inner city neighborhoods while also building a love for literacy through Black children's books and HBCU Literacy Experiences.   BrownHandsLiteracy.org   LaToya’s books Brown Hands, Black Schools: HBCUs Brown Hands, White Sand   Connect with LaToya Turner and Brown Hands Literacy: Instagram, Facebook   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera shares her encouragement on how to make MLK Day purposeful and meaningful for your kids.   Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.   1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom   MLK “I Have a Dream” speech   MLK “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera shares her hopes and dreams for the Brown Mama Bear podcast in 2024.   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes the creators and hosts of The Real Mama Pod podcast, Devon and Kendra.  These two college besties share life lessons on (mama)hood and the community they are creating.   TheRealMamaPod.com   Connect with The Real Mama Pod: Facebook, Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Brooke Jones to talk about managing Christmas stress and how she created her company, HBCYou Dolls.   HBCYouDolls.com   Connect with Brooke Jones and HBCYou Dolls: Facebook, Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her interview with Dr. Gina Paige, CEO of African Ancestry.  Shanera reveals the results of her maternal and paternal DNA testing.   AfricanAncestry.com   Connect with Gina Paige and African Ancestry:  Facebook, Instagram   Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear: Facebook, Instagram, Website   Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.  
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BeeJai Jones

excellent job! great info for first time parents!

Dec 13th
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Joanne

Well delivered. This podcast gave me some things to think about. I love how you used a class project in a positive way to deliver a deeper lesson with your daughter. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Jun 8th
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