TOTS at Friendship for Tots were excited about their books of love. Ironically Valentines Day and awareness of Black History are both in the month of February. Author Eloise Greenfield penned a poem titled “Honey, I Love” one of founder Cynthia Turnquest-Jones favorite poem to recite in the company of little readers. [excerpt below] I … Continue reading Tha B.U.M.P is Nuthin’ But Love
PWP JOIN WITH THA BUMP TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY IN THE MAKING This February, Progressive Women of Pelham have joined forces with Tha Brown Urban Mother Partners to honor Black History Month in a video series celebrating “BLACK HISTORY IN THE MAKING.” The showcase will recognize Black Leadership, Black Excellence, and Black Joy in Pelham … Continue reading Progressive Women of Pelham & Tha Brown Urban Mother Partners, Inc.
Dear Parents, Thank you so much for participating in Westchester County's first-ever observance of the National Day of Racial Healing. This list is compiled by a resident of Westchester Author Annie Turnquest and educator for twenty-five years in the New York Metropolitan area. Here are some Children’s Books that will spark conversations needed today about … Continue reading National Day of Racial Healing – Westchester County Children’s Book List
Malcolm X said, "When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness." We gathered in Harlem from as far as Philadelphia, New Jersey, Westchester, and Africa. Stephanie McGraw Founder and CEO of W.A.R.M. We All Really Matter was present. She is known for raising awareness in the community about issues of domestic violence. Erika … Continue reading Human Trafficking Awareness Month
We thank the Village of Spring Valley Police Headquarters and Officer Andre Riobe’ for sharing your space and understanding that reading is fundamental. The conversations about children reading is a needed one. Children have much to gain from having lots and lots of books at home. It is important for us to encourage our children … Continue reading Book Badges & Beverages in Spring Valley
Books. Badges. Beverages. in Mount Vernon, New York 2020. This is not our first partnership. We collaborated for the first time in 2012 with the belief and understanding that every child deserves a gift during the holidays. We collected toys and coat. We even had gingerbread houses to decorate. Let’s not forget the Let Girls … Continue reading Books. Badges. Beverages.
“MVPL Garden Club” Thank You Trustee Hope Marabel for acknowledging me today. Getting acknowledged makes me blush & get very mushy internally. I learned a lot even though I went to support Bro Arthur Muhammad. Actions like tiling, weeding, and seedlings. Brother Muhammed took time to correct with love. “Not dirt, soil”. Cynthia Turnquest-JonesFounder of … Continue reading Tha BUMP Gets Dirty
I started serving the hungry as a student in Elementary school. We would travel with a couple of Nuns to a church in the South Bronx. My parents would drop me off early in the morning and pick me up with smiles. I really didn’t understand what I was doing. All I knew was I … Continue reading Tha BUMP Gives
The current buzz around Urban communities are about schools failing children of color during the pandemic. By now you have heard that there is no other way to say it – this has been devastating for children of color. The interesting thing is that the readings and conversations are lacking solutions. In the city of … Continue reading Mount Vernon Reads
“Giving books as gifts to children wrapped with a groovie bow is the most exciting and extraordinary phenomenon.” -Author Annie Turnquest. Corona Virus is playing a part of a intentionally creative change. Tha Brown Urban Mother Partners, Inc. strategized on how to remix Halloween. “Books are portable. Able to fit in your bag. They can … Continue reading Happy Treat & Read Day