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Mayor William Peduto Creates City’s First Office of Equity

Mayor William Peduto signs an Executive Order creating the City’s Office of Equity, which will work across City of Pittsburgh government to...

 

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won't Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won't Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All     Treasury Secretary Steven...

 

New Art Intersection Debuts in Shadyside

New Art Intersection Debuts in Shadyside     The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to present a new artist-designed...

 

A Black grandson graduating

A BLACK GRANDSON GRADUATING     “I am confused and afraid I wonder what path I will take I hear that...

 

Concilmen introduce equity and inclusion legislation for the city of Pittsburgh

  COUNCILMEN LAVELLE AND BURGESS INTRODUCE EQUITY AND INCLUSION LEGISLATION FOR THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH     On...

 

PUM One on One Hilda Pang Fu, Founder & President Luminari

PUM One on One Hilda Pang Fu, Founder & President Luminari    Hilda Pang Fu- Founder & President...

 

Fitzgerald Statement on Howsie’s Confirmation as Allegheny County Judge

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued the following statement following the Pennsylvania Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Chief Public...

 

ACLU-PA Statement on the Settlement of McKeesport Black Student Union Lawsuit

ACLU-PA Statement on the Settlement of McKeesport Black Student Union Lawsuit       The American Civil...

 

Center for Victims launches app for jail release notifications

  Center for Victims is looking to make a grand entrance into Pittsburgh’s booming tech industry. Several years ago, Center...

 

Steelers trade up; select Bush in first round

Steelers trade up; select Bush in first round     Making the move: It’s not often the Steelers trade up in...

 

Shady Side Academy Receives $5.2 Million Gift to Financial Aid Endowment

Shady Side Academy Receives $5.2 Million Gift to Financial Aid Endowment David and Rose Marie Mancosh Scholarship Fund Will Provide...

 

Pitt Announces New Chief Information Officer

  University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has named Mark D. Henderson to serve as chief information officer and vice...

 

City Releases Second Pittsburgh Equity Indicators Report

City Releases Second Pittsburgh Equity Indicators Report The City of Pittsburgh released the second annual report on the ...

 

Pittsburgh EMS Promotes Four New Chiefs, including the first female and the first minority to be EMS Deputy Chief

Pittsburgh EMS Promotes Four New Chiefs, including the first female and the first minority to be EMS Deputy Chief   Four members of...

 

Intentional and Accidental Church Burnings

INTENTIONAL AND ACCIDENTAL CHURCH BURNINGS “…A full understanding of fire as a weapon and implications for...

 

Pittsburgh Technical College Appoints Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D. President

  Pittsburgh Technical College Appoints Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D. President Learning-Centered Educator Has National Profile as...

 

Mayor William Peduto Signs Legislation on Firearms and Gun Violence

Mayor William Peduto Signs Legislation on Firearms and Gun Violence     Surrounded by family members and friends of those...

 

Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown Program Recognized with Mary Savage Award for Neighborhood Beautification

Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown Program Recognized with Mary Savage Award for Neighborhood Beautification    ...

 

Compounding Privileges in White, Affluent Neighborhoods Drive Urban Inequality

Compounding Privileges in White, Affluent Neighborhoods Drive Urban Inequality        ...

 

The Hill House & bike lanes

The Hill House & bike lanes       Word that Pittsburgh’s Hill House Association plans to...

 

Librarian Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Clear Pathways to Their New Ventures

Librarian Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Clear Pathways to Their New Ventures            ...

 

Lower Hill Development Update from Councilman Daniel Wood

LOWER HILL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE   From: Councilman Daniel Wood of Pittsburgh 6th District April Newsletter overview After years of...

 

PUC Approves First-Ever Review on Uber’s Driver Background Check Process in Pennsylvania; Recommends Future Improvements

    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) releases its  first-ever report of Uber’s driver...

 

Healthy Start Pittsburgh Receives 5-year Federal Grant Award

Healthy Start Pittsburgh Receives 5-year Federal Grant Award    A s media and public attention to maternal and child health...

 

ANTWON ROSE: TOWARD A LIVING LEGACY

ANTWON ROSE: TOWARD A LIVING LEGACY   “…When the night has been too lonely and the road has...

 

PennFuture Launches Public Campaign Making Demands of U.S. Steel

PennFuture Launches Public Campaign Making Demands of U.S. Steel PennFuture launched its Toxic Neighbor campaign to engage citizens in...

 

Response to the Michael Rosfeld Trial Verdict

RESPONSE TO THE MICHAEL ROSFELD TRIAL VERDICT   A joint statement from Maxwell King, President and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation...

 

NAACP-We demand the release of the full report

  NAACP-We demand the release of the full report Today, Attorney General William Barr released a four-page letter to...

 

ACLU-PA Statement on the Verdict in the Antwon Rose Murder Trial

ACLU-PA Statement on the Verdict in the Antwon Rose Murder Trial After a jury in Allegheny County this evening found former police...

 

Pittsburgh-area lawmakers comment on acquittal of officer in fatal shooting

Lawmakers comment on acquittal of white police officer in  fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager   ...

 

The Pittsburgh Public Schools Approach to Reading Instruction

  The Pittsburgh Public Schools Approach to Reading Instruction Dr. Anthony Hamlet, PPS Superintendent's Blog  ...

 

August Wilson Cultural Center Revisits Rebranding: Plans to Add “African American” to the Building Name

August Wilson Cultural Center Revisits Rebranding: Plans to Add “African American” to the Building Name  ...

 

OP-ED: Don’t Blow Smoke, Hop Rep. Jake Wheatley

OP-ED: Don’t Blow Smoke, Hop Rep. Jake Wheatley     After reading  Hop’s recent opinion...

 

Professors, Community Leader Discuss High Maternal Mortality Rate in New Podcast

Professors, Community Leader Discuss High Maternal Mortality Rate in New Podcast  Pictured: (From left) The School of...

 

Community Groups Share An Open Letter: Justice for Antwon Rose 11

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Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds

 Jewish Federation Releases Independent Committee Report On $6.3 Million Victims of Terror Fund Proceeds   View the full...

 

American and Jamaican Women Soccer Players are Making History

“WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY:” American and Jamaican Women Soccer Players are Making History  ...

 

Change Agency Launches Impact PGH Pop-Up to Engage Emerging Social Entrepreneurs and Artists from Underrepresented Communities

Change Agency Launches Impact PGH Pop-Up to Engage Emerging Social Entrepreneurs and Artists from Underrepresented Communities  ...

 

UPMC partners with IBEX to Increase Supplier Diversity

UPMC partners with IBEX to Increase Supplier Diversity   UPMC  and Atlanta-based  IBEX IT Business Experts  have...

 

Penguins Introduce "Center of Energy" Plan for Lower Hill Redevelopment

Penguins Introduce "Center of Energy" Plan for Lower Hill Redevelopment Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Redevelopment (PAR),...

 

Steelers come to terms with Pouncey, Foster

Steelers come to terms with Pouncey, Foster   The future of the Steelers offensive line is in good hands after the team agreed to...

 

REAL ID Update

REAL ID Update Last week on March 1, PennDOT began issuing REAL IDs to customers for the first time.  If you received your...

 

Pitt Dean Builds Community, Works to Change Narrative of Equity in Education

Pitt Dean Builds Community, Works to Change Narrative of Equity in Education     School of Education Dean Valerie...

 

Stan Waddell appointed chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University

Stan Waddell appointed chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University Following national searches, Carnegie Mellon...

 

CCBC Names New President, Dr. Davis is the college’s first African American president

CCBC BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES DR. ROGER W. DAVIS PRESIDENT Dr. Davis is the college’s first African American president  ...

 

Family Member of playwright August Wilson wants “African-American” restored in the name of the August Wilson Cultural Center

Family Member of noted playwright August Wilson Starts an online Petition to Restore “African-American” in the name of the...

 

Jussie Smollett and the Chicken Little Syndrome

JUSSIE SMOLLETT AND THE CHICKEN LITTLE SYNDROME   The mass media’s surveillance function entails...

 

Tracey McCants Lewis Named Deputy General Counsel, Director of HR Pittsburgh Penguins

Tracey McCants Lewis Named Deputy General Counsel, Director of HR Pittsburgh Penguins   Tracey McCants Lewis has joined the...

 

Peduto Administration Launches $2 Million Fund to Upgrade Child Care Facilities

Mayor William Peduto’s administration is introducing a $2 million fund to boost the quality of early learning and Pre-K within the city by...

 

Civic leader Lisa Schroeder named Foundation president

      A record of turning nonprofits into transformative forces for community good   The Pittsburgh...

 
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