Holiday season is upon us and it isn’t just about giving gifts and Santa Claus, but giving in a way that matters with gifts that have impact on our emotions and our cultural core. Beccastone would like to offer you a few ideas for gifts for our sons, daughters and family.
- Blackboard is a board game driven by Black history facts and trivia — a gift that encourages fun and learning for the whole family.
- Coreen Simpson’s Black Cameo collection offers heirloom-quality jewelery with an eye to natural Black beauty and culture that can be passed from mother to daughter and beyond. There are many to choose from to keep the tradition going on for holidays to come.
- The Story of Jack Johnson comes alive in this comic book by artist Trevor Von Eeden. Great illustrations tell a complicated Black history story of one of America’s greatest heavy-weight boxing champs.
- “Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America” is a book that tells the story of a young of girl who inherits land, money and racism in 1900s-era America. A well-researched look into a little-known part of American history that boys and girls will enjoy.
- Pattycake Dolls makes a wide variety of dolls for girls of color that make wonderful gifts.
- Filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife attorney Tonya Lewis Lee penned “Please Baby, Please,” a children’s book that adults will enjoy reading at bedtime.
- “I Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley” encourages our girls tom love and celebrate themselves and the natural texture of their hair. Another gift that can passed down from generation to generation, to be read at the bedside of generations of young Black girls.
- A road trip to visit the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. could be a great get-away and an educational gift. An amazing exhibit that the whole family can enjoy is now at the National Museum of African Art,Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue.This Exhibit brings together art from the collection of Bill and Camille Cosby with works from the Museum’s collection. The Exhibit will be available to view until early 2016. There are also many other interesting exhibits throughout the Museum. This Museum and other Smithsonian museums offer scheduled tours led by persons knowledgeable about the art on display.