Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud!
The Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition, in partnership with the Economic Justice Circle and the Pittsburgh Human Rights Alliance, calls on residents of Pittsburgh to voice their opinion to Pittsburgh City Council concerning the causes and effects of the loss of 7,000 African-Americans residents from the City of Pittsburgh between 2014 and 2018.
Mann passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was a former anchor/reporter for WPXI-TV Channel 11. In 1968, Mann was hired by AM 1020 KDKA as a newscaster. He was also owner of WGBN-AM 1150 (now 1360-AM), the first 24-hour radio station dedicated to gospel music in Pittsburgh.
$30M grant for Center for Shared Prosperity to support new model for collaboration between community members and university. "As a university- and community-wide effort, The Center for Shared Prosperity will apply a comprehensive methodology to CMU's engagement across Western Pennsylvania and will leverage our unique expertise to help residents benefit from the innovation economy," said Farnam Jahanian, CMU president.
The Wolf administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 AM.
The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. Face coverings are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home.
"What is needed with all deliberate speed is a complete reimagining of what it means to serve as a police officer. Hopefully, many more convictions of confused cops will serve as a catalyst for this endeavor. If this does not occur, then the May and June 2021 nightly news will be filled with efforts to gaslight ongoing killings of Blacks and, once again, we are likely to experience a long, hot summer."
Stability has always been a staple for the Steelers, and that stability is evident today as the team announced head coach Mike Tomlin has been signed to a three-year contract extension. The extension will keep Tomlin at the helm through at least the 2024 season.
I am a 78-year-old, retired, Black male who is deeply appreciative of the fact that, on February 16, 2021, I received my second Coronavirus vaccination. Nevertheless, I write to describe the taxing two-month process it took to do so in the world’s most “advanced” nation. In pursuit of being vaccinated, the difficulties encountered concretized the significance of the  “the digital divide,” and  “systemic public health issues” as a function of one’s low-income status and race.
Freedom House 2.0, like its predecessor, is leveraging expertise from the University of Pittsburgh to train first responders from economically disadvantaged communities, many of which have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Participants receive mentorship and financial support, as well as state-approved emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and community paramedic/health care worker training.
The City of Pittsburgh’s Welcoming Pittsburgh has announced the release of their 2020 Annual Report today, highlighting their work and accomplishments from the past year. Welcoming Pittsburgh is an immigrant, refugee, new American, and asylee support and integration initiative launched by Mayor William Peduto in 2014.
The Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry is a flexible program allowing community members and seminarians to explore their Christian vocation in urban settings. This program allows students from all denominations to think about how to apply their faith to where they work, live, and play.
The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter Giving Truck is hitting the road again, giving sports equipment to 10,000 more youth athletes in need. The Giving Truck will travel to eight cities across the U.S. – Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Mobile, Houston, El Paso, Phoenix and Los Angeles – throughout the month of March.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) announces that Mr. Michael Jones has been hired as the organization’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In his capacity as a member of the AIU’s Executive Leadership Team, Mr. Jones will design
and implement organization-wide DEI efforts and help shape a healthy and inclusive culture where everyone can grow and thrive
The coffee shop and gathering space is part of the Avenues of Hope Initiative. The coffee shop and café, located at 1836 Centre Avenue, is part of the Avenues of Hope initiative. Avenues of Hope addresses Pittsburgh’s lack of community development and economic inclusion in African American communities utilizing a holistic, community-centered approach.
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