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Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud!
A federal district court judge today dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Trump’s campaign for reelection against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and seven counties, dealing a crippling blow to the president’s attempts to undermine the election’s expected results in the commonwealth. In an amended version of the lawsuit filed on November 15, the Trump campaign asked the court to order the Department of State to not certify its presidential election results because some counties contacted and permitted voters to fix mistakes with their mail ballot declarations while others did not.
Official Advisory from the Health Director of Allegheny County COVID-19 Related Stay-at-Home to Stop Social Gatherings Advisory Issued: November 18, 2020 & Effective Immediately. Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen says "I'm done asking, and today I'm telling you" to follow coronavirus mitigation guidelines.
“Breaking through the monotony of 231 years and 48 white men vice presidents, our nation elected its first woman and woman of color vice president, making this victory nothing short of historic. I am especially in awe that a HBCU graduate and a fellow member of a Divine 9 will soon serve as America’s vice president..."
Geovette Washington has been named team lead of a 21-person Department of Commerce review team. Washington was previously deputy general counsel for the Commerce Department and a senior policy advisor for the Office of Management and Budget under former President Barack Obama.
This fall, Shady Side Academy named Junior School pre-kindergarten student Abram Amos-Abanyie of Forest Hills as its newest EQT Scholar. As one of only two EQT Scholars at SSA, Abram is the recipient of a scholarship worth full tuition for his entire Shady Side education through grade 12.
"DICK'S started as a small business with just two stores in upstate New York, so we understand the critical importance of access to capital," said DICK'S Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Ed Stack. "We're pleased to be able to take action and help Black-owned businesses get the resources they need to grow and continue to be an essential part of communities."
The City of Pittsburgh is following up on Mayor William Peduto’s commitment to make city leadership more reflective of Pittsburgh’s diversity as a whole. Take a look at the new numbers based on an internal review of hiring show the Mayor’s Office.
"In Pennsylvania, there are significant forces that have been long committed to reserving America’s best promises for a privileged few... Along with destroying the indigenous people, early “Penn’s Woods” invaders committed atrocities against enslaved Africans..." PUM Contributor Jack L. Daniel shares his thoughts.
Mayor William Peduto, City Councilman Daniel Lavelle and The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) — the commercial redeveloper of the $1 billion Lower Hill mixed-use district — announced a series of local partnerships with Hill District residents to bolster project management, design expertise and community reinvestment. BPG and local partners the Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed plans to break ground on the 26-story FNB Financial Center in early 2021.
Gregory Caruso, to develop a feature film about the emotional journey of the 1959 Braddock High School football team and their pursuit of greatness against all odds, based on the book, Striking Gridiron, by Greg Nichols. In addition to game1 and Caruso, Seattle Seahawks All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson and his company West2East Empire will serve as executive producers of this film as well.
Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a multi-generational mentorship organization that connects professional women, college women, and elementary school girls with mentors. SWSG recruits, trains, and coaches more than 250 college women to deliver group mentoring services to over 650 girls at 40+ school and after-school sites.
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.
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.
The Heinz Endowments has announced $5.75 million in funding to support local arts and cultural programs, many of which are intended to assist in mitigating the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s creative sector. The slate of grants includes $4,134,000 in general operating support, as well as funding for innovative at-home learning programs and organizations that have shown particular creativity in facing the pandemic’s challenges.
The award-winning documentary “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels,” directed by Tony Buba and produced by Pitt Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker, is now available to view online for free on Pitt’s YouTube and Vimeo channels. The film chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who captured the slave schooner Amistad in 1839.
Batch-A-Toys is a community-wide program where Best of the Batch Foundation adopts more than 150 Allegheny County families and provides toys to children, essential household items to the adults, and a holiday meal basket for the entire family. More than 8,000 toys and household items are donated through the Foundation’s incredible volunteers, donors, and partner sites; more than 250 volunteers at our annual Wrapping Party at the Clubhouse then wrap the donations.
As racial inequality makes headline across the U.S. this year, two filmmakers share stories of challenges and misconceptions about race in America. The Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival is set to showcase two films in December that raise awareness on the injustices suffered by African Americans in the U.S.
“We have thousands of families struggling to find their financial footing because of this raging pandemic that has closed or limited their abilities to feed themselves and their families. Thousands of our students don’t have the ability to access school instruction because of limited access to technology and reliable internet service. We have hundreds of our small businesses and venues still waiting for some financial relief.
The City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget has changed its procurement systems to better meet the needs of local businesses owned by women and people of color when they do business with the City.
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.
"We must have honest and open conversations around equality and racism in our country. It is heartbreaking and gut-wrenching to see our fellow citizens from the black community continue to experience inequality and racism, and, collectively, we must raise each other up as we work toward solutions. We must never forget George Floyd and the many others who have experienced abuse and senseless deaths."
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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