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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 talks with Canadian Homeschooler Alisha George about the ways she has reimagined educating black kids. After years of going the traditional route, George has created a way to help kids fall in love with learning through her personalized and project-based curriculum.   Mentioned: It’s Beyond Academics 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 talks with Robin Lee, VP of Corporate Sponsorship Services for The Nashville Predators. This NHL team is making strides to make the pipeline from youth sports to professional hockey more diverse. Lee hopes the CORE program she leads will inspire others to make similar efforts to expand the fan base and roster of sports teams that are underrepresented by marginalized groups.   Mentioned: Nashville Predators website CORE program, Nashville Predators   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 takes listeners behind the scenes of her life this week. There are many lessons to learn from the 3 decades of marriage and 3 grown children she and her husband raised together. Join in for laughs and lessons from the highs and lows of over two decades of parenting.   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 sits down with financial expert Patrice Washington to discuss her most recent book and what it looks like to “Redefine Wealth.”   Mentioned: Patrice’s books Redefine Wealth for Yourself: How to Stop Chasing Money and Finally Live Your Life’s Purpose   Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man   Redefining Wealth podcast   Connect with Patrice Washington: Website, 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 talks with children’s book author Darlynn Linton about the mission she’s on to inspire others and revel in the beauty of life through her new book, “I Sing.”   Mentioned: Darlynn’s book, I Sing   Connect with Darlynn Linton: Website, 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 talks with best-selling author, historian and educator Dr. Jemar Tisby about the themes in his most recent book, “How to Fight Racism.”   Mentioned: The Lost Cause Narrative Dr. Tisby’s book, How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice Pass The Mic podcast   Connect with Dr. Jemar Tisby: Website, Newsletter - jemartisby@substack.com   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 with Allison Mathis Jones and Cynthia Mathis, the mother/daughter duo who co-host the podcast Kintsugi Conversations.  Allison and Cynthia believe listeners of all ages can learn a lot from their cross-generational, “no-issue-off-the-table” approach.  And their lives are a celebration of a well-crafted mother-daughter appreciation for one another.   Mentioned: Kintsugi Conversations - podcast, Instagram, Facebook   Connect with Allison Mathis Jones and Cynthia Mathis: Cynthia Mathis - Instagram, Website Allison Mathis Jones - Instagram, Website, YouTube   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 talk with author, speaker and consultant Christy Pruitt-Haynes about her most recent book “I Have to Pay for This,” a candid discussion about her experience of her daughter going off to college.   Mentioned: Christy’s book, I Have To Pay For This   Connect with Christy Pruitt-Haynes: Website, email Christy@ChristyPruitt-Haynes.com   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 with author, speaker and consultant Christy Pruitt-Haynes about her most recent book “I Have to Pay for This,” a candid discussion about her experience of her daughter going off to college.   Mentioned: Christy’s book, I Have To Pay For This   Connect with Christy Pruitt-Haynes: Website, email Christy@ChristyPruitt-Haynes.com   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 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.  
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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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