Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
T. Rashad Byrdsong, President and CEO of Community Empowerment Association
About two dozen people came out for a meeting at Community Empowerment Association in which CEA President and CEO T. Rashad Byrdsong presented a document for the community's review and use, titled "Homewood Urban Agenda Strategy: An Inner-City Model for Urban Revitalization."
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I'm just going to leave this here for now:
1) The two episodes "Building A 21st Century Journalistic Enterprise" which I've announced twice already are on hold until I do some higher-level work on my calendar. The next time I mention either, it will not be with location TBA. The location will be included. Thanks for your patience.
2) I missed the deadline for completing the NewU grant application for whichRead Full Post »
Mark your calendar for Monday, Sept. 15.
GTECH Strategies, a nonprofit that is familiar to many Homewood residents for its work in reclaiming vacant lots, is looking for a few good residents to help lead a program for enhancing the neighborhood's energy efficiency.
The ReEnergize Pittsburgh Ambassadors program seeks three residents who, as a promotional flyer puts it, "are passionate about creating change in their communities."
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I'm writing to ask for your help WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE HOURS.
Today, I was invited to apply for a $20,000 grant to help fund the continued development of Homewood Nation. Two such grants are being offered by UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, Inc., in its "New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY" competition. NewU exists "to supp...Read Full Post »
In my last post, I announced that a major upgrade of Homewood Nation is coming, and that Google Hangouts On Air will be a major part of of that upgrade.
With a Hangout On Air, a group of people (up to ten, I believe) can use webcams (or other video cameras attached to computers) to video conference over the Internet.
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So, this happened:
I went to Operation Better Block's meeting about redeveloping Homewood's business district Tuesday evening.
Those of you who follow Homewood Nation on Twitter, or who haveRead Full Post »
A meeting hosted by Operation Better Block this evening will give Homewood residents and business owners the opportunity to begin collaborating on a plan for redeveloping the neighborhood's business district.
The meeting, at 5:30 p.m. at Community Empowerment Association (7120 Kelly St.), will be the first of three public meetings to get community input for a plan covering Homewood Avenue between the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway and Frankstown Ave., as well as a stret...Read Full Post »
For some reason there has been a recent flurry of discussions on social media about the racial disparity report that was written by Ralph Bangs and Larry Davis of the School of Social Work back in 2007, as an op-ed written by the two for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Pittsburgh's shame," makes the rounds. Bangs has been documenting racial disparity in Alleghe...Read Full Post »
I'm just going to leave this here, ok? From the office of Mayor William Peduto:
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2014) The governing board of the National League of Cities today chose Pittsburgh as the site of its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, which will draw thousands of local government officials from around the country to the city.
That year will also mark the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh city government.
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