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It wasn’t until the day after Valentine’s Day that I had a chance to sit down and look through my kids’ school Valentine’s cards. They are in kindergarten and second grade. The bags and boxes that l crafted were filled with adorable little cards from all of their class friends – because at that age […]

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The National Negro Opera House, Photo by Teenie Harris

Roberto Clemente, Steelers and Opera

Most Pittsburghers know who Teenie Harris is, but did you know his brother was legend in Pittsburgh history as well? William “Woogie” Harris was instrumental in the Pittsburgh we know today. He was a number runner and one of the cities few black millionaires. His generosity helped fund minority owned businesses and institutions when regular […]

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Eartha Kitt

3 Black Women You Should Know

With millions of Black Women doing amazing things now and through out history there is no way to ever narrow down a proper top list. Instead I am going to share with you 3 women who inspired me personally and sprinkled that Black Girl Magic on my soul.    Ma Rainey Ma Rainey was dubbed […]

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Pittsburgh Gazette ads for the sale and return of slaves

Slaves In Pittsburgh

One of the cornerstones of Black History education is Slavery. It’s the one thing you can pretty much guarantee that will make it in a history book. However even with almost universal coverage in education what is taught is still skewed and tremendously lacking. If you ask someone about slavery the most likely answer will […]

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Get Ready to Run: Your Beginner Guide to Start Running Today!

Running has wonderful benefits for your overall health. Improved mood, more confidence, and less stress are just to name a few. It can also help aid in the prevention of disease, depression, and helps manage a healthy weight. If running is on your list of goals this year keep reading to make it happen!   First […]

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Slavery and My Family Tree

  December 2 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This day was dedicated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986. I thought about how to approach writing about this.  Should I give a brief history lesson on the atrocities of slavery? Or perhaps discuss what it means that this day only came […]

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