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Urban Menu: Win a Place at the Kid's State Dinner

Photo Source: www.whitehouse.gov Time to break out your chef hat! The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is back.   First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth. We’re inviting parents or guardians and their children, ages 8-12,…
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Celebrate BHM: "Life is a Song"

Life is a song written and produced by God, But arranged by you. It may be long and melancholy, or brief and joyful. Sing of love, Pain or anger, bitterness or regret. Sing a beautiful and special song of strength and hope That moves others who witness it, Or hum it softly to yourself. Life, like a song, has high notes and low…
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Celebrate BHM: "America"

"America" By Claude McKay Although she feeds me bread of bitterness, And sinks into my throat her tiger's tooth, Stealing my breath of life, I will confess I love this cultured hell that tests my youth! Her vigor flows like tides into my blood, Giving me strength erect against her hate. Her bigness sweeps my being like a flood. Yet as a rebel…
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BHM Poetry: Democracy

  Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. I have as much right As the other fellow has To stand On my two feet And own the land.   I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live…
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BHM Poetry: "Still I Rise"

"Still I Rise" By Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With…
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Celebrate BHM: The Black Mother

The Black Mother Where can I find love that never changes Smiles that are true and always just the same, Caring not how the fierce tempest rages, Willing ever to shield my honored name? This I find at home, only with Mother, Who cares for me with patient tenderness; She from every human pain would rather Save me, and drink the dregs of…
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Happy Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month! We are so excited that it is Black History Month! This is a time when we get to share our history with our kids, families, co-workers and friends. We get to reflect on our path-changing past and celebrate our incredible futures. From Harriet Tubman to Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, James Weldon Johnson, Nelson Mandela, Nina Simone, Mary McLeod Bethune,…
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ATL Adventure: UNCF’S EMPOWER ME TOUR (Free Event)

SUPERSTARS FONZWORTH BENTLEY AND RASHAN ALI HOST UNCF’S EMPOWER ME TOUR PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO IN ATLANTA Inspiring youth to excel in academic, financial and personal responsibility ATLANTA (January 24, 2014) – The UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo – a free, traveling college-and career-readiness road show sponsored by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country’s largest and most effective minority…
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