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Sam Davis (1944 - 2019), member of 1970s Steeler dynasty

  Sam Davis, the guard who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers win four Super Bowls in the 1970s, has died. He was 75.  ...

 

PUM One on One with Sala Udin on launching his new business: Travel Concierge at your service.

PUM One on One with Sala Udin on launching his new business:  Travel Concierge at your service.   Politician,...

 

PUM One on One: Shady Side Academy New President Bart Griffith Jr. ‘93

  PUM One on One: Shady Side Academy New President Bart Griffith Jr. ‘93 A Leader Committed to Unleashing the Potential for...

 

Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools September 9, 2019

  Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools   September 9, 2019     It is with deep...

 

URA Program Invests $35 Million in 250 Small Businesses

URA Program Invests $35 Million in 250 Small Businesses   More than 250 small businesses across Pittsburgh have been assisted with...

 

Bioengineering Researcher Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Awarded Grant to Study Stroke Patients

Bioengineering Researcher Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Awarded Grant to Study Stroke Patients       Gelsy...

 

Rayid Ghani, Pioneer in Applying AI to Social Issues, Joins Carnegie Mellon

Rayid Ghani, Pioneer in Applying AI to Social Issues, Joins Carnegie Mellon CMU alumnus was chief scientist for 2012 Obama presidential...

 

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Launches Campaign Commemorating 400 Years of African American History in North America

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Launches Campaign Commemorating 400 Years of African American History in North America...

 

New School Year Means More Police to Monitor School Zones

 New School Year Means More Police to Monitor School Zones Pittsburgh Public Schools and other schools will welcome students back...

 

Lee calls on health department to act on Braddock fracking proposal

 Amid rising environmental concerns and against the backdrop of decades of regulatory violations, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, ...

 

County Debuts ‘Project Reset’ to Help Residents Clear, Seal Criminal Records

County Debuts ‘Project Reset’ to Help Residents Clear, Seal Criminal Records     County Executive Rich...

 

Gov. Wolf Gun Violence Executive Order: What They’re Saying

 Gov. Wolf Gun Violence Executive Order: What They’re Saying Pennsylvanians heard directly from leaders on gun safety and those...

 

Giant Eagle - Free Grocery Delivery to Hill District

Since the Shop 'n Save closed in March 2019, the Hill CDC has been working diligently with local partners to find a way to make food more...

 

Steelers WR coach Darryl Drake, 62

Steelers WR coach Darryl Drake, 62   by  Bob Labriola  &  Teresa Varley      ...

 

Allegheny County Jail Cited as Model in Reducing Barriers for Parents in Prison

    Allegheny County Jail Cited as Model in Reducing Barriers for Parents in Prison   In July, the Urban Institute...

 

PUM One on One: Heather Thompson 7-Eleven, Inc. Franchise Sales Rep.

PUM One on One: Heather Thompson|7-Eleven, Inc.| Patriot Zone- Franchise Sales Rep| W.PA-WV-MD-KY|   PUM: You are...

 

PA SAFE Caucus calls for special joint legislative session to address gun violence, extremism

PA SAFE Caucus calls for special joint legislative session to address gun violence, extremism   Fellow legislators; ‘The...

 

Casey Calls Out President Trump's Use of White Nationalist and Racist Rhetoric

Following Shootings, Casey Calls Out President Trump's Use of White Nationalist and Racist Rhetoric and Complicity of Politicians Who Refuse to...

 

Pittsburgh Public Safety Statement on El Paso, Dayton

Pittsburgh Public Safety Statement on El Paso, Dayton     Public Safety is deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life...

 

Messengers of Wonder, by Grant Oliphant, President Heinz Endowments

  Messengers of Wonder Grant Oliphant, President Heinz Endowments       The last time I...

 

Gov. Wolf: Trump Administration Food Program Plan Will Punish Working Families

Gov. Wolf: Trump Administration Food Program Plan Will Punish Working Families     Governor Tom Wolf commented on the Trump...

 

DOMI Launches 2070 Transportation Vision Plan

DOMI Launches 2070 Transportation Vision Plan     The City of Pittsburgh has launched public engagement efforts to...

 

Steelers extend Tomlin's contract

Steelers extend Tomlin's contract     Stability. In sports it’s something that doesn’t...

 

Americans and Asylum Seekers Under Siege

AMERICANS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS UNDER SIEGE “Pittsburgh is a very hard city, especially if you are Black.....

 

Ex-WPXI anchor Darieth Chisolm wins in revenge porn case

Former WPXI anchor Darieth Chisolm’s ex-boyfriend, Donovan Powell, 53, of Jamaica pleaded guilty in Jamaican court to three charges...

 

Sara Oliver-Carter Joins Duquesne Light as Company’s First Chief Diversity Officer

Sara Oliver-Carter Joins Duquesne Light as Company’s First Chief Diversity Officer Oliver-Carter Will Lead and Expand...

 

Final Arrangements for Officer Hall and the Family releases a statement

  Final Arrangements Update for Officer Hall       PITTSBURGH, PA (July 19, 2019) – Funeral...

 

Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black

Interview with Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black Interview conducted by Deliah Lawrence,...

 

Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support

  Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support   Projects will add affordable...

 

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names Janine Woods as new CEO

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names Janine Woods as new CEO A nationally recognized nonprofit executive relocating to Pittsburgh to advocate...

 

Steelers hire Gay and Johnson as coaching interns

Steelers hire Gay and Johnson as coaching interns       The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired alumni William Gay...

 

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Officer Calvin Hall

Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today regarding the death of Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall, who was shot July...

 

AG Shapiro Launches Track + Trace Initiative Targeting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

Collaborative, statewide initiative uses data-driven approach to decrease gun trafficking and illegal transfers ERIE — Attorney General...

 

Pitt Board of Trustees Elects Five New Members

    The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected five new trustees during its annual meeting on Friday, June 28....

 

Local Organizers Urge Governor Wolf Close Berks Detention Center During Worldwide Vigil

  Local Organizers Protest Abuses of Carceral Systems, Urge Governor Wolf to Close Berks Detention Center During Worldwide Lights for...

 

Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Respond to Attack on 13-year African American Youth in Greenfield

  Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition Express Community’s Concern after Video...

 

Riverlife announces Matthew Galluzzo as Riverlife President and CEO

RIVERLIFE ANNOUNCES MATTHEW GALLUZZO AS RIVERLIFE PRESIDENT AND CEO   Riverlife, the nonprofit organization working to implement a...

 

Heinz Endowments’ Just Arts initiative envisions more inclusive art future

  Heinz Endowments’ Just Arts initiative  envisions more inclusive art future  Program will...

 

Pastor releases statement on Church being target of terroristic threat, Mayor on Man Arrested

Legacy International Worship Center Pastor Michael Anthony Day Releases Statement on Church   allegedly the target of a terroristic threat...

 

Statement by Mayor William Peduto and URA Board on Leadership Changes

Statement by Mayor William Peduto and URA Board on Leadership Changes Today, the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors and Mayor...

 

Pitt Unveils Aaron Donald Football Performance Center

PITT UNVEILS AARON DONALD FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER   The University of Pittsburgh officially unveiled the newly dedicated Aaron...

 

Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania     Governor Tom Wolf...

 

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Greenlights $60 Million Hotel Project

RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH GREENLIGHTS $60 MILLION HOTEL PROJECT Hotel brand revealed; local general contractor selected  ...

 

Pelicans Hire Swin Cash as Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development

Pelicans Hire McKeesport's Swin Cash as Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development       ...

 
 

Blayre Holmes Davis, new gig with the Steelers, focusing in on bridging the gap with the community

PUM One on One: Blayre Holmes Davis, Taking on a New Gig with the Pittsburgh Steelers Focusing on Bridging the Gap with the Community...

 

Gladys Hunt-Mason, Cancer Survivor Using Her Voice to Encourage Women to Get Their Mammograms

PUM One on One: Gladys Hunt-Mason Cancer Survivor Using Her Voice to Encourage Women to Get Their Mammograms      ...

 

PUM Contributor Kam Williams, A Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies.

“Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies”   "A Contributor to PittsburghUrbanMedia.com for the past ten years, we...

 

Catching up with Valerie A. Stallworth, MPH – HIV/STD Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department

Bio:  Valerie A. Stallworth, MPH – HIV/STD Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department Valerie Stallworth became the...

 

Striving for Reproductive Justice in a Political System that Reproduces Injustices: An Interview with Amani Danielle Echols by PUM Contributor Jack L. Daniel

  Striving for Reproductive Justice in a Political System that Reproduces Injustices:  An Interview with Amani...

 
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