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Genevieve Piturro, Founder of the “Pajama Program”

Posted on: Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question (“What are pajamas?”) changed the course of her life forever. Genevieve jumped off the corporate ladder and began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters. In 2001, she founded Pajama Program (, which… Read More

A demonstrator participates at a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence outside the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Asian American Community Battles Surge In Hate Crimes Stirred From COVID-19

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WASHIGNTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell. NewsHour’s… Read More

Sen. Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) and Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester)

Senators Urge Creation Of State Commission To Combat Violence Against Asian Americans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A shooting spree in Georgia left eight people dead, most of whom are of Asian descent. Leaders in Ohio say this is just the latest example of the uptick in violent acts occurring against Asian American and Pacific Islanders since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and legislators say they… Read More

The West Virginia State Capitol at night

CDC: West Virginia HIV Wave Could Be ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For years, West Virginia has had the nation’s highest rate of opioid drug addictions and drug overdose deaths. Now the state is wrestling with another, not entirely unrelated health emergency: one of the nation’s highest spikes in HIV cases related to intravenous drug use. The surge, clustered primarily around the capital… Read More

Black and white of Flannery O’Connor in front of window

Literary Icon Flannery O’Connor featured on American Masters – March 23 at 8:00 pm

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American Masters Examines the Life and Career of Author Flannery O’Connor in New Documentary, Premiering March 23 on PBS for Women’s History Month   Features new interviews with Mary Karr, Hilton Als, Alice Walker, Tobias Wolff, Tommy Lee Jones and Alice McDermott; Mary Steenburgen is the voice of O’Connor   The first feature-length documentary with… Read More