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Shanita Hubbard

Mom, writer, and advocate for social justice

Shanita Hubbard uses her MSCJ to help produce juvenile justice reform. From grant writing to developing programs in response to mass incarceration, Shanita has worked in the field of juvenile justice reform for almost 10 years.
When she’s not trying to save the world she’s writing inspirational pieces and sharing her perspective on being a single mom, relationships and social justice. Shanita is also writing a future best seller, but in the meantime her work can also be found at
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The Biggest WTF Moments of the MTV VMAs

I used to watch award shows when a lot of the hype was about which artist won and who performed the best. Some of the most buzz-worthy parts of the show would include an artist doing something pretty impressive. This year's MTV Video Music Awards were a little different. I'm not sure if I saw anything impressive, but I did have at least five moments where I was thinking "WTF?"
09/02/2015 07:58 EDT
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Dear 20-Year-Old Me

It was an amazing time. You couldn't tell this Dr. Carter G. Woodson reading, Zeta loving girl anything! My college years were everything. I don't have any regrets, but if I had the chance to whisper some wise words to the afro-puff rocking young Shanita I would do it.
09/01/2015 03:01 EDT
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Tips for the Beginning of the School Year

New Power episodes are no longer playing on Starz, you can't turn on the TV or radio without some type of "bogo" sale going on and at least one person is having their final all white party. If this was Twitter, that sentence would have ended with #SummerIsOver #Back2SchoolSeasonIsHere #TeachersStopCrying.
08/30/2015 10:29 EDT
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For A Happy Blended Family, Take These 5 Ingredients and Mix Well

Look at a blended family like baking a cake. You can't just carelessly toss some eggs, water, milk and butter in pan, throw it into the oven and expect something amazing to come out. Like any relationship, yours will endure some heat, but how it turns out afterwards depends on the level of preparation beforehand.
08/28/2015 05:22 EDT