25 Jan
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Good Times for a Great Cause!

Join us Thursday, January 25th at the Croaker Spot as we kick off our 8th Annual Read to L.E.A.D. initiative (formerly known as the Youth Book Drive) as we ensure our babies have books that represent them positively and motivate them to read. Get your networking on while supporting a great cause.  Details in the […]

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14 Dec
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King with a Crown that be Down…

I had the pleasure of interviewing the accomplished and dedicated children book’s author, Derrick Barnes. Check out what this Kansas City, MO native and current Charlotte resident who wears many hats, including husband and father of four boys has to say. Starr: Great catching up with you Derrick. First things first. You know I have […]

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21 Nov
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Why You Need to Know Stephanie!

  Greetings, I’m serving up a major dose of Black girl magic today. Are you ready? So I have these questions in my head that I want to know about these phenomenal people who write these incredibly important books for our babies. I had the pleasure of interviewing the author and publisher, Stephanie Bridges and […]

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21 Nov
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Welcome!

Welcome to our blog. We look forward to sharing information about our programs and providing you with content that positively affirms African-American culture. Everyone deserves to be proud of who they are. This is why CCIA focuses on the importance of teaching youth and conducting all programs from a culturally affirming perspective. We will be […]

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Thanks to our most gracious donors we were able to extend our 2017 book delivery to the babies of Doyle Ryder Elementary in Flint, MI. The Flint Water Crisis is still happening! It could happen to any of us. We were fortunate enough to connect with some beautiful children and dedicated staff. Despite the unconscionable circumstances, they remain a proud and resilient city. Check out this preview video to see what the babies and principal want you to know.
The full video including our two VA schools is coming soon!

Flint, MI Book Delivery 2017

Thanks to our most gracious donors we were able to extend our 2017 book delivery to the babies of Doyle Ryder Elementary in Flint, MI. The Flint Water Crisis is still happening! It could happen to any of us. We were fortunate enough to connect with some beautiful children and dedicated staff. Despite the unconscionable circumstances, they remain […]

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