Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud!
Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud!
The last day to do all-in-one early voting (applying for your ballot and voting it early in person) is 5 p.m. October 27. You may continue to drop off your mail-in ballot in person until November 3, so long as you’ve applied for it before October 27.
We might never know what really caused Curtis James Jackson, O’Shea Jackson, and Kanye Omari West to support 45, but there are some relevant hypotheses to consider. First, consider the notion of a colonized mind, i.e., a mental condition in which oppressed people seek to regain their humanity by adopting the beliefs, values, behaviors, and prized possessions of their oppressors.
Unfortunately, the well-known fact is that the foregoing type of generational wealth is one of the key disparities many Blacks experience as a result of systemic racism. To be sure, living in a capitalistic society, Blacks must not only understand but also practice the rudiments of the American/international financial system.
Avenues of Hope is a place-based, people-first approach that intervenes across all layers of successful, healthy, and sustainable Main Street development in largely Black and diverse neighborhoods across Pittsburgh, focusing on seven major business corridors.
These recommendations will be our guiding influence as we make changes to police policy and budgeting to restructure police operations to make them more community-driven, safe and supportive for all residents, especially our Black neighbors. With these recommendations we will make real changes to policing, backed up by data and research, to ensure equity, accountability and transparency for all.
A Swanson School of Engineering alumnus and his wife have made a major commitment to the school—which could total more than $10 million when realized—to help support generations of minority students and contribute to a stronger and more diverse workforce .
The anonymous donors have made an eight-figure bequest intention to provide financial aid to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Pitt EXCEL diversity program.
Gwen’s Girls and the Black Girls Equity Alliance releases a new report,
Understanding and Addressing Institutionalized Inequity: Disrupting Pathways to Juvenile
Justice for Black Youth in Allegheny County.
Local data presents a stark picture of the ways Black children are disproportionately arrested
and cited at school, often for minor offenses.
People living in poor communities often lack access to health care services, a problem that becomes more pronounced during a pandemic. But a team at Duquesne University is working to change that. The university's Center for Integrative Health (CIH) has been working with federally qualified health centers to help provide COVID-19 testing to underserved areas throughout the summer.
Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, Nationally Recognized Leader in Diversity and Global Health, Joins Network from Case Western University.
In her new capacity, Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew will work with leaders across AHN to shape an inclusive workplace culture at the health system, further advancing its commitment to workforce diversity,
Avis Williams has always loved to cook and share her culinary talents with friends and family. Now, anyone can enjoy the delicious comfort food she prepares by visiting Hilda’s Soul Food Kitchen in Homestead. The restaurant specializes in Southern hospitality and cooking that will “bring back memories of your grandmother’s kitchen” and “bring the South to Pittsburgh.”
Pennsylvania voters have options on how to return their mail ballot: by mail, at a drop box, at their county board of election office, or other officially designated location.
PTS invests in students by providing a reimagined curriculum, faculty mentors, contextualized learning in programs dedicated to urban ministry, church planting, and world mission, along with $1 million in financial aid each year. Join with students from more than 20 denominations in answering your call to ministry.
The Office of Mayor William Peduto has submitted the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act to City Council today to offer additional protection from hairstyle discrimination for Black Pittsburghers in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations.
Touchstone Center for Crafts is excited to announce a grant award from Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. The Craft Futures Fund grant will be used to help fund Touchstone’s Virtual Open House on Saturday, September 26th. With this event, the Center plans to connect with new audiences more widely across communities, increase accessibility, and build diversity – with the hope of expanding the demographics of the craft field.
The Allegheny County Health Department announces that additional services will be provided through the United Way’s 2-1-1 help line relating to school and COVID. The help line will now be able to assist in answering questions and providing consistent guidance and the most up-to-date information to healthcare providers, school administrators and parents.
To Sit Back and Do Nothing in the Face of a crisis Can Be a Fatal Mistake . Check out our feature stories in our DO THE RIGHT THING section. Send us a story idea, and tell us more about who, what and how we can Do the Right Thing.
"Moving forward, we must tirelessly recognize and address racist attitudes, behaviors and policies. We must take a closer look at every area within our university—including how we approach teaching, research, financial decisions, policing, recruiting, hiring and contracting. We must do better."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel turns 60 this month, amid criticism for the way it handles race and racism. Geoffrey Glover from the Department of English offers ways to read the book in the context of today’s social justice movement. (Tom Altany/University of Pittsburgh)
On Tuesday July 28, 2020 Pittsburgh City Council finally passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Council members Rev Ricky Burgess and R. Daniel Lavelle to reform the Pittsburgh Police. Those five pieces of legislation include:
The purpose of the Human Equity and Justice Fund (HEJF) is to provide immediate financial support to organizations and movements that are on the frontlines responding to crises that significantly impact the Black community.
On June 30, 2020, the SSA Board of Trustees voted unanimously to discontinue the use of the Indian as Shady Side Academy's mascot and the name of its competitive teams, effective July 1, 2020.
Pennsylvanians help is available and encouraged for anyone affected financially by the COVID-19 public-health crisis by taking advantage of rent and mortgage assistance programs available to help people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their housing.
Northside Community Development Fund to Support Business Owners in the Second Round of the PA Coronavirus Small Business Assistance Program
Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society, as measured by the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges.
It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.
Not everything is closed in the Burgh because of the pandemic, take a look at some of the upcoming events.
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