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Here are some tips to help with the new school year: The school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:18 pm or 4:16 pm, if your child has 8th period. Plan your commute time to avoid being tardy to first period. Your favorite radio station usually carries a traffic report or KKOB AM (770 [...]
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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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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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February 14, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler Dr. Crumpler was the first African-American woman physician in the United States. Born in 1831, Dr. Crumpler first worked as a nurse in Massachusetts between 1852 and 1860. She was accepted to New England Female Medical College and earned an M.D. in 1864. She practiced medicine […]

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February 13, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Tony Weaver, Age 23 Founder and CEO of Weird Enough Productions, Tony Weaver works to correct the misrepresentation of young men of color in media. A Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, Weaver’s short films and web comics have been making waves in media. By offering positive representations of black men, Weaver aims […]

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February 12, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Eubie Blake was born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 7, 1883.   He died one hundred years later on February 12, 1983 having become one of the most important figures in early 20th-century African American music and a major contributor to ragtime and early jazz music and culture. […]

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