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On a street corner off Penn Avenue in East Liberty sits a large, unassuming gray building. It houses one of the most popular language learning programs of the digital age. You might recognize its logo: a green cartoon owl.

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Ensuring Pittsburgh's African Americans enjoy economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights has been at the forefront of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh for 100 years.

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One of the oldest languages in North America is at risk of endangerment.

Diné is the most common indigenous language in North America, but is now classified as an endangered language.

Duolingo has been working with the Navajo Nation, who are native speakers, to create a course to help preserve the language. The course is in beta testing and is available for free to people who want to learn the language.

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Sorrow, unrest and anger drove Pittsburghers into the streets this week in grief and solidarity following the shooting deaths of two young black men, Antwon Rose and Jimmy Wopo, as well as a border patrol policy that's left thousands of children stranded far away from their immigrant parents.

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One of the world’s most uncommonly mastered languages can now be introduced to learners in five minute daily increments.