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American Rescue Plan Act: Benefits for Children & Families

On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law, providing much-needed, immediate financial relief for children and families struggling from the impacts of COVID-19….

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An ASCI Gem: Tulleesha Burbage Discovers Family Heritage

Tulleesha Burbage is a Child and Family Services Program Supervisor at ASCI. After completing roughly 1,000 kinship adoptions, Tulleesha shares that she feels good knowing these kinship adoptions are keeping…

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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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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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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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