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Penalizing Black Hair in Our School System Is Wrong

Black students are three to six times more likely to be dismissed from school than their white counterparts. School systems continually criminalize natural Black hairstyles by “preparing them for the…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 8-19, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from February 8-19, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 304 — Sen. Tammy Duckworth…

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Register NOW for a COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar, Also in Spanish

What Your Community Needs to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines Lo Que Su Comunidad Necesita Saber Sobre Las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19  Tues., March 2, 2021Martes, 2 de Marzo de 2021…

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Register for the PA Youth Advisory Board 2021 Virtual College Fair Today!

Register for the PA Youth Advisory Board’s (YAB) Virtual College Fair March 15-18. See below for details and click here to register today! The deadline to register is March 8….

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RECAP: 5th Annual Red Hat Healthy Heart Luncheon & Symposium

The 5th Annual Rhonda D. Wright Red Hat Healthy Heart Luncheon & Symposium was held on Saturday, February 12. Despite COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, the event was filled with…

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Black Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support!

Supporting Black-owned companies helps create more opportunities for Black communities. By doing our part in pouring into Black businesses, the structure of generational wealth can benefit Black families. Buying Black…

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A Critical Conversation of Kinship with the Founders of Black History Month

Established on September 9, 1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founders of Black History Month—the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—continue to carry out…

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From the Desk of Stacy Wright: Remembering the Matriarch of My Strong Black Family

I love February! I specifically love it for two reasons: Black History Month and my mom’s birthday. (You thought I was going to say Valentines Day, huh?) One of the…

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3 Thought Leaders Explore the Black Family Experience in Child Welfare Through a Racialized & Historical Lens

A letter to the new White House administration by Dr. Sharon McDaniel, Dr. Ervin Dyer and Dr. Yven Destin. An edited version was originally published in the Imprint. America holds onto an…

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Blessings Boutique: Free Clothes for Kids in Homewood

The Salvation Army branch in Homewood-Brushton has recently launched the Blessings Boutique, which is available to children ages 5 to 18 and offering free jackets, pants, shirts, toiletries and other…

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