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UPitt Speaker Series: Cultivating Genius in Black Children

The University of Pittsburgh is hosting a virtual P.R.I.D.E Speaker Series virtually for a special one-night-only event Wednesday, September 29 from 4-6 p.m. as they engage in a thought-provoking conversation focused on Cultivating Genius…

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Past and Present

Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. It is celebrated through the rich histories, customs and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came…

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Virtual Equity Summit: Register Today with Gwen’s Girls!

Registration is open for the 6th Annual BGEA Virtual Equity Summit, September 22-24, 2021. Participants can join the Fireside Chats and choose from important educational sessions. The first 50 Gwen’s Girls or BGEA students and parents to sign up…

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Juvenile Justice Reform Through Kinship

How Kinship Care and Other Community-Based Supports Provide Trauma-Informed Alternatives for At-Risk Crossover Youth With the enactment of SB 823 / AB 1868 in 2020, California has been phasing out its Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and instead, creating ways…

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Kinship Care & Collaboration as Juvenile Justice Reform: Q&A with Felipe Franco

Growing research continues to support that restorative practices allow youth to remain in their homes and schools, help systems-involved families heal and keep communities intact. As such, prioritizing kinship care as a means to prevent out-of-home youth from becoming dually involved is reflected in juvenile justice and child welfare organizations’ practices and priorities nationwide. Additionally, models like the Crossover Youth…

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Q&A with Macon Stewart, Co-Author of the Crossover Youth Practice Model

Growing research continues to support that restorative practices allow youth to remain in their homes and schools, help systems-involved families heal and keep communities intact. As such, prioritizing kinship care as a means to prevent out-of-home youth from becoming dually involved is reflected in juvenile justice and child welfare organizations’ practices and priorities nationwide. Additionally, models like the Crossover Youth…

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First Black Rodeo Queen of Arkansas Teaches the Importance of Farming

When Ja’Dayia Kursh, Arkansas’ first Black rodeo queen, was 13 years old, she started to participate in rodeos and involving herself in the pony express, riding for the Arkansas Seven….

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Future Kings Mentoring Is Recruiting Black Youth

Future Kings Mentoring was created to change the mindset of young Black males today. It is a new after-school program that improves self-confidence, financial literacy, professional development and much more…

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Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color

While there is no doubt that mental health issues impact everyone in all communities, BIPOC are under-treated in the mental health field. However, there are several growing resources tailored to…

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Rapper Ludacris and His Daughter Produce Animated Netflix Series for Young Black Girls

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is creating a new animated series called Karma’s World motivated by his oldest daughter Karma Bridges. Karma’s World will be released on Netflix in November 2021. This…

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