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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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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 25-February 5, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from January 25 – February 5, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.Res….

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Sixth Graders Recreate Famous Photos to Honor Black Leaders

Sixth graders in Milwaukee recreated awesome iconic photos to celebrate Black History Month! These students paid homage to influential Black figures by recreating famous photos of icons who have impacted…

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Pittsburgh Public School Graduate Designs Yahoo Black History Month Logo

Janel Young, a Pittsburgh Public School graduate, has made history being the first outside artist ever commissioned to design Yahoo’s logo, in honor of Black History Month. Her colorful depictions…

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The History of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

The History First published in 1900, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was written by James Weldon Johnson, a notable novelist, poet, songwriter and lawyer. The poem speaks about the satisfaction African-Americans feel…

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Gwen’s Girls Advocating for Black Girls and Their Childhoods

By now, you have probably seen the disturbing video of police pepper-spraying a 9-year-old Black girl as she screamed, “I want my dad!” This is yet another sad example of what Dr. Jamilia Blake has researched…

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10 Black Movies That Aren’t Traumatic

Slavery, segregation and the Black struggle have bombarded the Black Hollywood scene since African-Americans were allowed to star in movies. While these films can be used to educate families, we must…

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Challenges of Preventing HIV Among African Americans

February 7 is National Black HIV and AIDS Day. Regarding HIV among African Americans, the CDC says, “Black/African American people account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses and people with…

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PA DHS 2021 Racial Equity Report Promotes System DEI Efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released its first-ever racial equity report on January 21, 2021. The report opens by alluding to the civil and racial unrest sparked by…

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Health and Developmental Assessments for Children in Foster Care

Each year, around thousands of children join the foster care system in the United States. In Philadelphia, more than 6,000 children are in foster, kinship or residential care. Foster youth…

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