Janus Adams

With her trademark brand of "history, heritage, and hope," Dr. Janus Adams' writings have been called "vitamins for the soul." Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, producer, she is the author of eleven books; founder and publisher of BackPaxKids.com -- books, audios, games, and a website designed to empower "adventurous young minds."

Mission: Inform. Inspire. Empower.

06/15/2020
Mondays Live

A conversation with Dr. Janus Adams. Follow 👉🏾instagram.com/janusadamsauthor to learn more about Americans history, Juneteenth, and Black Wall Strest.
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#livestream #amplifymelanatedvoices #amplifyblackvoices #speakup #speakout #talkaboutit #talkshow #podcast #wocpodcast #wocpodcasters #ourvoice

06/10/2020

Thanks for watching.
Janus Adams LIVE
returns Wednesday July 1.

06/08/2020

Mondays live with Elle and Janus.

Today’s discussion is about preparing for the long haul.

Please share this conversation and sign up for my newsletter at JanusAdams.com

#socialjustice #education #nojisticenopeace #historyinthemaking #historyrepeatsitself

06/05/2020

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Janus Adams Show
# ScienceMatters
# WordsMatter

06/03/2020

JanusAdams.com
BackPaxKids audios, books, games

"When your complexion is a 'weapon' you're never unarmed," one demonstrator's sign read.  How do we nurture children's s...
06/03/2020

"When your complexion is a 'weapon' you're never unarmed," one demonstrator's sign read. How do we nurture children's spirits to survive America? How do we fortify them against racism in America, police brutality, and their very real fears? Let's talk about this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#america #hatred #policebrutality #backpaxkids #janusadams @cleverlychanging #fear #children #parent #teacher #librarian #father #mother #grandparent #love #foodforthought

06/01/2020

Monday’s Live with Elle and Janus. In today’s discussion we talked about current events. Tune in and share this conversation with a friend.

05/29/2020

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05/27/2020
05/27/2020

Coming up on JANUS ADAMS LIVE in 10 minutes: What do we tell our children about the police killings of Black people?

Hi Everybody.  We're having technical difficulties with today's chat, but we should have the video going shortly.  Thank...
05/25/2020

Hi Everybody. We're having technical difficulties with today's chat, but we should have the video going shortly. Thanks for watching -- and for hanging in!

05/22/2020
05/22/2020

So, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo launched today's COVID briefing with a pop quiz: "Where was the first officially recognized Memorial Day celebration?" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And still more . . . Join me for today's JANUS ADAMS LIVE -- Facebook.com/JanusAdams -- at 4p for a behind-the-scenes look about my special 6-part series visiting New York's Underground Railroad landmarks, women’s history trail, and other historic sites.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do May 17, 18, 19 say about America?—and what do we tell our children? Conversation-starters for a new day and a ne...
05/20/2020

What do May 17, 18, 19 say about America?—and what do we tell our children? Conversation-starters for a new day and a new curriculum. Janus Adams LIVE today 4p ET. http://Facebook.com/JanusAdams⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#education #empowerment #entrepreneur #history #homeschool #inspiration #librarian #library ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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05/19/2020
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Today, May 19, would have been Malcolm X’s 95th birthday.
In remembrance, here’s an excerpt from this week’s Janus Adams Show: #WordsMatter. Malcolm's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and I—fellow State University of New York at New Paltz alums—shared the stage for the college's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Malcolm is pictured here entering the hall for his Oxford University Debate on December 3, 1964.

For more information and to listen to the full show, visit my website: https://lnkd.in/dcXxuAe

#MalcolmX #BettyShabazz #literature #theatre #write #Shakespeare #Hamlet #SUNY #NewPaltz #ToBeOrNotToBe #sililoquy #power #poetry #author #speaker #JFK #IlyasahShabazz #JanusAdams #WJFF #publicradio #NPR #podcast #activism #humanrights #education #oxforduniversity

05/19/2020

Today, May 19, would have been Malcolm X’s 95th birthday.
In remembrance, here’s an excerpt from this week’s Janus Adams Show: #WordsMatter. Malcolm's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and I—fellow State University of New York at New Paltz alums—shared the stage for the college's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Malcolm is pictured here entering the hall for his Oxford University Debate on December 3, 1964.

For more information and to listen to the full show, visit my website: https://lnkd.in/dcXxuAe

#MalcolmX #BettyShabazz #literature #theatre #write #WordsMatter #Shakespeare #Hamlet #SUNY #NewPaltz #ToBeOrNotToBe #sililoquy #power #poetry #author #speaker #JFK #IlyasahShabazz #JanusAdams #WJFF #publicradio #NPR #podcast #activism #humanrights #education #oxforduniversity

Just saw this stunning image posted by @the_real_iman:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀"I’ve joined @voguearabia in the fight against Covid-19 t...
05/19/2020

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05/18/2020

FACEBOOK LIVE with Elle Cole and Janus Adams

05/18/2020

“The men (and women) who create power make an indispensable contribution to the nation’s greatness," said President Kennedy. "But, the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable. For they determine whether we use power or power uses us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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05/15/2020

JANUS ADAMS LIVE: "Women and Power." Today at 4:00 pm ET: Facebook.com/JanusAdams.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here's Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman. A huge thank-you to Global Citizen for producing this video and reminding us of her empowering presence. From their post: “Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, the first Black candidate for a major party's presidential nomination, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination—an icon, to say the least. In addition to her historic political career, Chisholm was an incredible activist who spent her life fighting for civil rights. Let us reflect on the legacy of Chisholm and the other incredible women who fought tirelessly for racial justice throughout the 20th century.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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05/12/2020
Mothers of Invention

Mondays live with Janus and Elle

#history #mompreneurs #author #entreprenurship

Who could you have imagined a socially-distanced #COVID19 #MothersDay?  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If necessity is the mother of ...
05/11/2020

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That’s all anybody can do right now. Live. Hold out. Survive. I don’t know whether good times are coming back again. But...
05/08/2020
Janus Adams: author, SISTER DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in African American Women's History

That’s all anybody can do right now. Live. Hold out. Survive. I don’t know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won’t matter if we don’t survive these times.” Octavia Butler

Your thoughts? Let's talk about this, #JusticeForAhmaud, courage, and more TODAY at 4p ET/1p PT when I read from my book of herstory, SISTER DAYS at
Facebook.com/JanusAdams

For a signed hardcover copy of my book, “Sister Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African American Women’s History,” click here: https://www.janusadams.com/sister-days.html
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#Reading #Author #JusticeForAhmaud #race #courage #history #heritage #hope #home #workfromhome #inthistogether #elearning #covid19 #publicradio #adventure #school #homeschool #distancelearning #teachers #parents #librarians #friends #inspiration #passion

Sister Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African American Women's History by Janus Adams. As history or inspiration; stories of genius, fortitude, and courage against the odds offer a unique road map to uncovering one's personal power.

“Shake the hand that shook the hand,” I say as I greet students on my school and library visits. For years I’ve crisscro...
05/06/2020

“Shake the hand that shook the hand,” I say as I greet students on my school and library visits. For years I’ve crisscrossed the US, with side trips abroad, in search of stories worthy of our BackPaxKids—aka “adventurous young minds.™” Then came the light bulb moment. Two trips—one to Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, NY; the other to Mark Twain’s Mississippi River town of Hannibal, MO—changed my sense of self and totally blew my mind.

Let’s say, that revelation makes time-travelers of my young listeners and me—every time! Want to know how you and your kids can do it, too? Especially in these #stayhome days?

Parents, teachers, librarians, families and friends, let’s “shake (virtual) hands” today at 4p ET/1p PT. Facebook.com/JanusAdams.

And, visit me at JanusAdams.com and BackPaxKids.com
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Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT), I’m taking to Facebook LIVE to share what I love.  Storytel...
05/04/2020

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT), I’m taking to Facebook LIVE to share what I love. Storyteller, historyteller that I am, I’ll be offering up stories that honor, inspire and empower; taking an occasional side trek, here and there, as the spirit moves. Please join me and add your voice to the mix!

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT), I’m taking to Facebook LIVE to share what I love.  Storytel...
05/04/2020

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT), I’m taking to Facebook LIVE to share what I love. Storyteller, historyteller that I am, I’ll be offering up stories that honor, inspire and empower; taking an occasional side trek, here and there, as the spirit moves. Please join me and add your voice to the mix!

Janus Adams's cover photo
04/20/2020

Janus Adams's cover photo

I’m so looking forward to today's conversation with @cleverlychanging about the census. Over the years, as journalist an...
04/20/2020

I’m so looking forward to today's conversation with @cleverlychanging about the census. Over the years, as journalist and historian, I’ve relied on census data. But, it was as a wife and mother that it meant the most to me, personally. See you today at 1:00 pm ET/10 am PT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This week, in thirty-six hours, three members of my extended network of family and friends were abruptly taken from us. ...
04/08/2020

This week, in thirty-six hours, three members of my extended network of family and friends were abruptly taken from us. In this, I wish I were alone. I know I’m not. We’re all struggling; worried for ourselves and those we love. We’re all grieving. If not the loss of a family member or friend, we’re grieving the “social-distancing” from so much you hold dear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Janus Adams
03/28/2020

Janus Adams

This week on The Janus Adams Show, we round out our celebration of Women's History Month with our guest, Christen Smith, PhD--founder of the #CiteBlackWomen. What began as the proverbial "straw," became a tee-shirt, then a hashtag trending among Black women scholars. Now, it's a movement that has seized the imaginations -- validating the experiences -- of women in every field. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This week on The Janus Adams Show, we round out our celebration of Women's History Month with our guest, Christen Smith,...
03/28/2020

This week on The Janus Adams Show, we round out our celebration of Women's History Month with our guest, Christen Smith, PhD--founder of the #CiteBlackWomen. What began as the proverbial "straw," became a tee-shirt, then a hashtag trending among Black women scholars. Now, it's a movement that has seized the imaginations -- validating the experiences -- of women in every field. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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03/21/2020
Madam Walker on Netflix: Self-Made

Celebrating women who dare with this tribute to the life and legacy of Madam C. J. Walker (and straightening combs!) as Netflix's 4-part biopic, SELF MADE, premieres today. Here's a reading from my book: SISTER DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in African American Women's History.
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#blackentrepreneurs #blackfilmsmatter #blackgirlmagic #blackwomen #blackwomenrock #carmenejogo #garrettmorris #KasiLemmons #madamcjwalker #millionaire #netflix #octaviaspencer #selfmadenetflix #sisterdays #teamnatural #tiffanyhaddish #watchselfmade #wealth #wearetheinfluence #womenempoweringwomen #womenempowerment #womenentrepreneurs #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth #womenwhodare #life #legacy #johnwiley #africanamerican

03/21/2020

Celebrating women who dare with this tribute to the life and legacy of Madam C. J. Walker (and straightening combs!) as Netflix's 4-part biopic, SELF MADE, premieres today. Here's a reading from my book: SISTER DAYS: 365 Inspired Moments in African American Women's History.
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