Roxanne Robinson – Tabitha’s Daughter on the Move – October 2020

Roxanne Robinson:  Founder of Daniel’s Den Cancer Ministry

The Daniel’s Den Cancer Ministry was founded in 2008, after the loss of Roxanne’s beloved husband, Daniel Robinson, to cancer.  Compelled by a compassionate heart and feeling the need to reach back and assist cancer patients with unforeseen expenses emanating from medicine, hospital bills, transportation needs, and other items that burden those living with cancer, Roxanne begin to work on a ministry for the care of so many in the city of Pittsburgh.  As of 2020, Daniel’s Den has blessed over fifteen cancer patients with stipends of $500.00, as love offerings from the Daniel’s Den Cancer Ministry.

Roxanne works with a team of volunteers year round to make her ministerial endeavor a continued success and blessing for the community.  Each year in October, Daniel’s Den sponsors an elaborate luncheon and auction to raise money for the support of those who are waiting on the blessing from this ministry.  Women, men, and children from all over the city of Pittsburgh come to support the annual luncheon, donate their time and money, and celebrate the wonderful work of Daniel’s Den.

Roxanne’s words“Knowing that people care, support, love, and recognize they are not alone expands hope to a whole new level.  Many of Tabitha’s Daughters, as well, supported our last event.  Our work for Christ is never done.  Let us continue to support and lift each other up, and take pride in whom God calls us to be.”  Her favorite scripture is:  “Be strong and let your heart take courage, all who hope in the Lord.”  Psalm 31:24

Tabitha’s Daughters salutes you, Roxanne Robinson, for your Kingdom Work- To God be the Glory!





                                                              Maria T. Searcy 

Maria’s Words:  “We ALL have the power to change our circumstances.  I feel so strong and able to affect this city’s educational system for Black children.  For certain, this is my destiny.  No weapon formed against me will prosper, as I submit to God’s will in this battle for racial justice and territory.”

For the month of November, Tabitha’s Daughters is recognizing the seminal work of Maria T. Searcy, one of Pittsburgh’s most devoted and determined Parent Educational Advocates, passionately pursuing  fair and equitable education for all children of the Pittsburgh Public School system, with special emphasis on changing the experiences of Black children who continuously experience unfair and biased treatment in Pittsburgh public schools.

Maria has spent more than a decade joining forces with several organizations including Equity Advisory Panel, PA Department of Education, and the newly formed Black Women for a Better Education organization. Maria is currently an Outreach Coordinator for Amachi Pittsburgh, where she is continuing her activism and social justice advocacy on behalf of Pittsburgh’s children.  

Through her work with Amachi, on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, an enlightening and informative documentary entitled: CHILDHOOD LOST – The Adultification of African-American Girls will be aired on WQED:

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.: CHILDHOOD LOST: The Adultification of African American Girls

8:30 – 9:15 p.m.: Virtual Panel Discussion with Leaders


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Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African-American Girls

Thursday, November 19th, at 8PM WQED will be airing a 30-minute, eye opening documentary about the meaning of “adultification” and how it particularly robs many African-American girls of the childhood they deserve. 

Amachi Pittsburgh is humbled and excited to be working with other local organizations to shed light on this bias that makes innocent girls more vulnerable to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Join us immediately following the documentary on Zoom from 8:30-9:15PM for a panel with local experts to explore how we can all make a difference. In anticipation of this event, we encourage everyone to take a few moments to read “The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children“, that helps frame this issue. 


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