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Blog: Black Appalachian Coalition: Pennsylvania Listening Session
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Blog: Black Appalachian Coalition: Pennsylvania Listening Session

The Black Appalachian Coalition hosted a series of listening sessions intended to center and uplift stories about community, opportunity, and infrastructure. The Pennsylvania session featured introductions from Melanie Meade, a clean air advocate and Zabriawn Smith, a community leader with Aliquippa Green. Bishop Marcia Dinkins, BLAC’s founder, moderated the discussion. Black Appalachians have been historically...

Press: New Coalition Aims to Change “Whitewashed” Narrative of Appalachia
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Press: New Coalition Aims to Change “Whitewashed” Narrative of Appalachia

The Appalachian region has long dealt with environmental pollution and economic disinvestment, and a new coalition wants to ensure its Black residents have a seat at the table as these issues are addressed by the Biden administration. Read More…The Appalachian region has long dealt with environmental pollution and economic disinvestment, and a new coalition wants...