Brooklyn stoop by @stoopsofbrooklyn

What are your plans for the weekend? We took the boys to a Juneteenth march today and are teaching them the history behind what will hopefully become a federal holiday. Hope you have a good one — happy Father’s Day! — and here are a few links from around the web…

Racism is terrible. Blackness is not.

The most refreshing cocktail.

Nisolo, one of our favorite brands, offer 25 of the best masks (for kids and adults) in their mask marketplace.

That’s why I kept getting pulled over. They thought [my poodle] was a black man.

Contemporary films reimagined as vintage books.

Our lives happen in restaurants. Sloan Crosley’s story made me laugh. (New York Times)

10 anti-racist podcasts to listen to.

A colorful rental apartment in Cleveland. Those plants!

Juneteenth strawberry soda.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Jess on how to talk to girls about their periods: “As the mother of boys, I’d like to add that it’s important to talk to our sons about this, too. They will be interacting with women their entire lives (including us!), and we have the power to banish the taboo of menstruation through conversation! Obviously, there are age-appropriate ways to discuss the topic, but not teaching them about it at all is a disservice to them and to society. I’m trying to raise boys who will be saying to their college girlfriends, ‘Do you need me to run to the store for tampons?'”

Says Carrie on 10 food gifts from Black-owned companies: “Adding to the list McBride Sisters Winery, a Black-women-owned winery in California that makes a perfect picnic wine in a can.

(Photo by @stoopsofbrooklyn. Poodle story via Kottke.)

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