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February 28, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Why embrace Black History Month?  Simple, because it is a tool in resolving the struggle for racial fairness that Dr. Carter Woodson envisioned almost 100 years ago.  Dr. Woodson’s goal for the first Negro History Week was recognition and importance.  He thought that historically, his people were overlooked, ignored and […]

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February 25, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Bayard Rustin Today in Black History Month, we pay tribute to the organizer of the famous 1963 March on Washington.  The march is one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States, where the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for […]

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February 22, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Today in Black History Month, we celebrate a Super Bowl Champion, Malcolm Mitchell, age 25 from Valdosta, Georgia.  Despite the Super Bowl ring he earned with the New England Patriots, NFL receiver Malcolm Mitchell says that one of his proudest achievements involves reading. His firm belief that reading enables children to […]

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Inner Beauty Summit

Inner Beauty Summit

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Dayana Diaz Community Service Award – Nominations due March 31

Dayana Diaz Community Service Award Nomination

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February 21, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Few details are known about the birth of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was born in Africa in the late seventeenth century before eventually landing in Boston. One of a thousand people of African descent living in the Massachusetts colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan church minister […]

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February 20, 2019

Today is Wednesday, February 20th will you please rise for the pledge. PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Madam C.J. Walker- Madam C.J. Walker, born in the Louisiana Delta in 1867, created specialized hair products for African-American hair.  She invented the hair products out of necessity after suffering a scalp ailment.  Walker shared her creations with […]

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February 15, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month “One person plus a typewriter constitutes a movement.”  This quote was from Pauli Murray, a fierce leader of the Civil Rights Movement.  Murray had a tragic childhood, with both parents dying before she was a teenager.  She lived with family members in Baltimore, eventually attending Hunter College in New York […]

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PAPA’s Fundreds

PAPA middle school artists were invited to 516 ARTS to view their Fundred artwork in the Currency Exhibit. Artist Mel Chin created the Fundred project to raise awareness about childhood lead poisoning. PAPA’s Fundreds will be on display thorough February 23, 2019. The exhibit is FREE!   After the exhibit closes, our art will go […]

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PAPA Artists at UNM

PAPA Artists have their work on display at The University of New Mexico through March 1, 2019. Stop by UNM’s Art Education Building and see mixed-media work by Grace Read, Brendan Oberg, Kyler Kinzie, and Chelsea Christensen in Masely Gallery. Masley Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 2-6 pm. The show is FREE!   Photos of Grace […]

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