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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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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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Important COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

In Pennsylvania, the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in a phased approach. View the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard Vaccine Allocation & Eligibility In order to facilitate vaccine distribution throughout…

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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Works to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Punitive discipline methods in schools – such as “zero-tolerance” policies – have historically affected students of color at disproportionate rates. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reports that Black students…

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Holiday Mental Health Resources

As the holidays draw near, the Wolf Administration has provided holiday mental health resources for Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation and other stressors. The holidays can be both…

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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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Update on $500 Per Child Payments for Federal Beneficiaries

Update on $500 per child payments for federal beneficiaries As part of an effort to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact…

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Join Us for a Virtual Respite Recruitment Event!

ASCI’s respite home recruiters are inviting all families in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas to join our virtual respite recruitment event on November 18 at 6 p.m. EST. Respite caseworker…

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Need a Ride to the Polls? Call These Services!

The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) is offering free rides to the voting polls on November 3rd! Also, check out other organizations that are offering free and discounted rides for…

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What Is Voter Suppression?

As U.S. citizens, we are entitled to specific voting rights. U.S. election laws were established to protect voters and date back to Article 1 of the Constitution, which gave states…

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