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Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls

Black girls are perceived as more aggressive and less deserving of support and care.

Starved: Our Food Insecurity Crisis

We examine food insecurity as a societal problem.

Tamburitzans: Prism

The Tamburitzans keep cultural traditions alive through costume, music and dance.

An Unlikely Refuge: Surviving the Holocaust in Shanghai

Pittsburgh connections to the little-known story of Jews who found refuge in Shanghai.

Gift of Art

Steve Mendelson takes his gallery to the street to spread joy during pandemic.

Autism: Behind the Lens

A filmmaking collaboration between professionals and young people on the spectrum.

Pittsburgh Circus

Discover an entire subculture of circus performers here in Pittsburgh!

Future Jobs: Technology and Our Changing Workforce

Explore some of the most in-demand jobs and the challenges filling them.

En Pointe

Young dancers of color are shattering stereotypes and shaping the future of dance.

Ride to Rescue

Volunteers working to save homeless pets across the United States and beyond.

A Crowning Achievement

A reflection on the founding of African American youth pageants.

The Hunger Lesson

Middle school students learn about teens living in Lodz ghetto and facing starvation.

The Good Fight

African Americans served their country even when their country didn’t serve them.

Life After Hate

A former neo-Nazi skinhead shares what she learned about the roots of hatred.

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