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2011-02-22 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today honored four Pennsylvanians for creating legacies that have improved the lives of others as part of the ninth annual Black History Month event. The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory commission on African American Affairs. In a ceremony at the Capitol, Gov. Corbett recognized: Renee Amoore, president and founder of the Philadelphia-based Amoore Group, a collection of four...

2010-05-19 11:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today celebrated the opening of its exhibit, "Voices: African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success," at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. With a goal to raise awareness about the critical need for young girls to have visible role models, the exhibit was adapted from the commission's successful book of the same name. Both the book and the exhibit portray 50 African...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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