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As part of the City of Pittsburgh’s Welcoming Week 2021, the Office of Mayor William Peduto and Office of Equity’s Welcoming Pittsburgh are pleased to announce that Pittsburgh has been named a Certified Welcoming place, becoming the 12th in the United States to achieve this designation.
On the morning of Sunday, September 12, officers with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police were dispatched to two separate Catholic churches in the City of Pittsburgh after threats to harm congregants were received by telephone. At the same time, parishioners at one of the churches, located on the North Side, called Police after one of their fellow congregants was observed to be carrying a gun on his person during the service.
Today, the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education received Dr. Anthony Hamlet’s resignation notice as Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, effective Friday, October 1, 2021.
The Board and Dr. Hamlet concur that this action is in the collective best interest of the District, its students and the community. To that end, the Board is expected to accept
Utibe Essien, assistant professor of medicine in Pitt’s School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2021 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award.
This award recognizes a junior faculty member who is committed to a career in academic medicine and displays leadership in addressing inequity in medical education and health care, as well as addressing educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has named Jaden Lindo manager of its Community Hockey Programs, with duties including oversight of the Willie O'Ree Academy, the proposed hockey diversity programming at Hunt Armory, and hockey programs for Pittsburgh youth at city community centers.
For the third year in a row, County Executive Fitzgerald proclaimed September as Black Girls Equity Month in Allegheny County. This distinction comes ahead of the 6th Annual Black Girls Equity Alliance (BGEA) and Awards Reception. Gwen's Girls will host this year's Summit, September 22-24, 2021.
The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) Presents the 16th Annual Celebration of Jazz Appreciation event. Enjoy over 70 performing artists and 2021 Awardees during this special night to remember. We hope to see you there! #BPEP #PITTSBURGH #CAV #JAZZ
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary presents the McClure lectures that will feature Dr. Kimberly D. Hill, historian of African-American missions and Black internationalism, who teaches U.S. and African-American history at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center announces additions to the line-up, Con Alma Jam Sessions, Chaka Khan after party, and more for the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank. Taking place live, in person, from September 17-19, 2021.
On Friday, October 1, the fourth annual Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival returns to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring a roster of award-winning musicians including gospel and R&B great Mavis Staples, Blues Hall of Fame guitarist and vocalist Robert Cray and more...
Carnegie Museum of Art is honored to share images of a selection of artworks that are on view on the Cathedral of Learning Lawn at the University of Pittsburgh as a part of the university’s Black Lives in Focus initiative.
Join The Neighborhood Academy (in-person or virtually!) on September 29 for a thought-provoking evening with Wes Moore: bestselling author of books “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” and “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City.” Moore is also a combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and the former CEO of Robin Hood.
COVID is tough, but together Pennsylvanians are tougher. United, we can defeat the virus. You matter, and so do your actions. When we make good choices and follow health and safety measures, we see results. Let’s work together to stop the spread.
Explore this site to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself, your family, business, neighbors, and community from COVID.
As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It's important to remember – and share with your children – some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.
With a focus on reaching bigger goals, Duquesne University named Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett as dean of its School of Education, effective July 1, 2021.
As interim dean since July 2020, Dr. Generett led the school by centering on the needs of students and supporting faculty and staff during the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. She worked diligently to listen to and understand the School of Education community to meet its needs.
Rowland School of Business at Point Park University has established the Chuck Cooper and Josh Gibson Center for Equity and Education to help create equity and opportunities in education and employment for youth and families from communities of color.
The Chuck Cooper and Josh Gibson Equity and Education Center will be located within the Rowland School of Business on Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus.
The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA) and the Construction Advancement Program of Western Pennsylvania (CAP) are pleased to welcome Lance Harrell as Director of Workforce Development and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
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