Baby & Parenting

Sarasota’s Kate Harris on Her Front-Row Seat During Brown v. Board of Education

Kate Harris


It’s not hyperbole to say that Sarasota’s Kate Miriam Clark Harris was born into a family that influenced the course of Black American history—particularly for Black children. Her parents, Drs. Kenneth Clark and Mamie Phipps Clark, were the first and second Black Americans to receive a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University.

The Clarks were best known for the iconic “doll study,” which examined the psychological effects of racial awareness in Black children ranging from 3 to 7 years old. The children were presented with identical dolls, one white and one black, and asked which they preferred to play with, which was the “nice” doll, which was the “bad” doll and, finally, which doll looked like them. The results of the study were that the children showed an unmistakable preference for the white doll and rejection of the Black doll.

Many credit the Clarks and their doll study

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Ergobaby Announces Limited Edition Collection of “Harry Potter”-Inspired Baby Carriers

ERGOBABY ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION
HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED BABY CARRIER COLLECTION

The Lumos Maxima Collection Will Include the Ergobaby Omni 360, Aura Wrap and Doll Carrier

Los Angeles, CA – JULY 23, 2020 – Ergobaby®, the award-winning maker of ergonomic baby carriers, together with Warner Bros. Consumer Products announce the first-ever baby carrier collaboration featuring prints inspired by the beloved Harry Potter film series. The first collection, Lumos Maxima, features a whimsical and magical print inspired by the characters, symbols and spells from the Wizarding World. The bespoke patterns will be available for some of Ergobaby’s most popular products, including the Omni 360, Aura Wrap and the Ergobaby Doll Carrier. This limited-edition collection is sure to delight fans of all ages and inspire the next generation of creative dreamers.

The Ergobaby x Harry Potter collection was designed to capture the imaginations of Harry Potter fans, who want to share the magic of

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Halle Berry, Vanessa Bryant and Other Star React to Ciara and Russell Wilson’s New Baby

Singer Ciara and Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, have recently welcomed their second baby together and they couldn’t be happier.

The news was shared by the 34-year-old mother on her Instagram and the comment section quickly filled up with messages from friends wishing them all the best.

Ciara and Russell Wilson at the 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Ciara and Russell Wilson at the 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

A WAVE OF LOVE

Among those who commented on the Instagram post, which was a video of Ciara’s newborn son Win resting on her chest as she sang happy birthday to him, were Halle Berry and Vanessa Bryant.

The actress couldn’t help but gush over the couple’s new bundle of joy, describing him as “perfect” and saying that he looks just like his famous mother.

Halle Bery, Brooke Horrel Mahan and Vanessa Bryant send some love to Ciara and Russel Wilson after the birth of their son will | Photo: Instagram/Ciara

Halle Bery, Brooke Horrel Mahan and Vanessa Bryant send some love to Ciara and Russel Wilson

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Playing with dolls predicts quality of fathering

Ever since it has become almost required that parents-to-be attend birth classes and destroy forests with the endless acquiring of books of advice, plenty of new fathers can be seen walking around all puffed up, full of expert knowledge and apparent confidence.

But how can they know if they’re actually up to the job of parenthood, which is ultimately about dealing with many things you don’t know, and being open to everything new and strange.

An Ohio State University experiment found a way.

They put a soon-to-be new dad and a baby doll together for five minutes, and ask the man to play with that doll.

The experiment found this was a pretty accurate predictor of the quality of their parenting when the real baby arrived.

Not the cutest kid in the world, and maybe that was the point when testing future fathers. Photo: OSU

According to a statement from

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