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Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service...

We believe now is time for a change: UMT endorses Ed Gainey for Mayor of Pittsburgh

Urban Media Today proudly endorses Representative Ed Gainey for Mayor of Pittsburgh. As a Pittsburgh native, Gainey will have total involvement in the city, the police force, and will work to help the best and worst of our city for the people. Rep. Gainey was recognized as the ”2020 Politician of the Year” by the Pittsburgh City Paper for...

Americans are increasingly experiencing chronic pain

Americans are in chronic pain, and a comprehensive new study exploring trends in this major public health concern reveals that what has been a long-standing and under-acknowledged problem is getting substantially worse. The findings, published in the latest issue of the journal Demography, suggest blanket increases across multiple measures, with pain rising in every adult age group, in every demographic...

The Top 3 Reasons You Should Especially Be Seeing Your Primary Care Physician Now

Over the last year, the importance of general well-being has become a cornerstone to staying healthy. There are tons of ways to practice overall health, but one of the best ways is through the help of a primary care physician (PCP). Here are three of the top benefits of having a PCP and maintaining a relationship where you visit regularly. 1....

Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still out

After a six-year break from professional football, Tim Tebow is on his way back to the NFL. The 33 year-old has signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will play as a tight end, CBS Sports reports. The news comes as an affront to supporters of Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since January 2017...

Over 50 Black girls missing from New York, New Jersey, report finds

There are currently over 50 Black girls missing from New York and New Jersey with nearly 20 going missing in the first few months of this year, according to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. An investigative report by New York’s Amsterdam News has detailed multiple cases of missing Black adolescent girls who range in ages from 15...

Champagnie Declares For NBA Draft

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               Champagnie to Enter NBA Draft; Sign with Certified Agent   PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh sophomore Justin Champagnie will enter the 2021 NBA Draft and hire and NCAA-certified agent after averaging 18.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season for the Panthers. He is Pitt’s first early entry into the NBA Draft since...

9 Last Minute Tricks to Lower Your Tax Bill

The extended 2021 tax filing deadline is just one week away and before you know it you will be sitting down with a stack of receipts, forms and other financial documents. This process is never easy or pleasant, but it will be much worse if you end up owing money to the IRS. If you want to ease the...

4 Ways to Refresh Your Pet’s Routines

The spring season and warmer months are typically all about renewal and evaluating things that may no longer serve you, such as habits, products or routines. This can be true for your dog as well. As the season changes and you spruce up your daily habits to feel and look fresh, consider these four things that may help brighten up...

Asthma attacks plummeted among Black and hispanic/latinx individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Asthma attacks account for almost 50 percent of the cost of asthma care which totals $80 billion each year in the United States. Asthma is more severe in Black and Hispanic/Latinx patients, with double the rates of attacks and hospitalizations as the general population. When the COVID-19 pandemic swept over the United States, a series of reports suggested that fewer...

Celebrate All-Star Moms with a Simple, Delicious Meal

From big things like juggling a career and family priorities to little things like writing lunchtime love notes, there are so many ways moms lift up their families and the people they love every day. In today’s world, where multi-tasking has taken on a whole new meaning, it’s clear moms deserve to be celebrated. One of the easiest ways to...

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