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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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Micah’s Mixx: 10-year-old Turns School Bus into Food Truck

The pandemic has pushed a new generation of entrepreneurship in young people who start their ventures at an early age. Ten-year-old kidpreneur Micah Idris decided to launch his own food truck…

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Mattel Honors Dr. Maya Angelou with New Barbie Doll

The Barbie brand is honoring another important icon, Dr. Maya Angelou, as the newest of doll in their Inspiring Women Collection. During her lifetime, Dr. Angelou impacted many lives through…

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Post Malone Donates 10,000 Pairs of Crocs to Frontline Workers

Post Malone teamed up with Crocs to create five different types of shoes for frontline workers. Crocs have become increasingly popular amongst health care workers who spend countless hours on…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 11-22, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from January 11 – 22, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   H.R. 259 — Rep….

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