A Child Who Lived with Autism: Why Person First Language Matters

A local tragedy that resulted in the death of a 14 year old young man brought out the need for a complete overhaul of the local Rochester City School District. However, the case also highlighted  how we classify and talk about individuals living with disabilities and mental illness. The young man Trevyan Rowe lived withContinue reading “A Child Who Lived with Autism: Why Person First Language Matters”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Raye Montague (28)

We are pleased to spotlight Raye Montague in day twenty-eight of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Ray Montague is the first person to design a U.S. Navy ship using a computer. Montague was born January 21, 1935 in Little Rock, Ark. As a girl, her grandfather tookContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Raye Montague (28)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Zelda Valdes (27)

We are pleased to spotlight Zelda Valdes in day twenty-seven of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Zelda Valdes designed the iconic Playboy Bunny costume and was the first Black person to open a fashion boutique on Broadway in New York City. In 1948, the Pennsylvania-born Valdes openedContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Zelda Valdes (27)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Arthur Ashe(23)

We are pleased to spotlight Arthur Ashe in day twenty-three of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Arthur Ashe is the only Black man to win the singles titles for , the US Open, Wimbledon Open, and the Australian Open. Ashe, born July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia,Continue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Arthur Ashe(23)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Jennifer Jones (22)

We are pleased to spotlight Jennifer Jones in day twenty-two of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Jennifer Jones was the first African American woman to join the famous Rockettes chorus line. A native of New Jersey, Jones started dancing at 10 years old. She was unfamiliar withContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Jennifer Jones (22)”