Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
Homewood resident Celeste Taylor (r), chats with YMCA garden program director Hanna Mosca (l) and Shiloh Farm manager Nick Lubecki of Grow PIttsburgh (c).
In a January post titled, "A New Script for Homewood," I wrote, “An alternative way of developing both people and land would be thr...Read Full Post »
Britee Clay, co-owner of Jones Printing, and Vernard Alexander, owner of The Minority Networking Exchange, welcome guests to a dinner held at Jones Printing that was part of 200 Dinners Pittsburgh.
Erica L. Upshaw-Givner was adamant.
“It is not a prevention, it is a deterrent. It is part of a solution.”
“It” referred to the ...Read Full Post »
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Carnegie Mellon University Fellow Dr. Stephanie C. Boddie
A lecture this evening at Carnegie Mellon University will explore the intersections between faith and commerce in the Black community.
In "Unfinished Business: Black Religion and the Entrepreneurial Spirit," Homewood immigrant Dr. Stephanie C. Boddie will highlight the ...Read Full Post »
It's not too late to register for The Each One Teach One Music And Radio Conference, an annual gathering that brings together musicians, techies, writers and others to explore a range of topics.
The conference, being held tomorrow, will include panel discussions on "Starting A Record Label," and "What Is News?"
Homewood native Kevin Amos, recently described Pittsburgh City Paper asRead Full Post »
Fred W. Brown Jr., president/CEO of the Homewood Children's Village
This evening, the Homewood Children's Village will host its "Today and Tomorrow" quarterly community gathering, the second in a series of events designed to keep residents informed about HCV's work.
The event, to be held at Bethany Baptist Church from 5:30...Read Full Post »
This is a piece about equity - the portion of a home's value that truly belongs to the homeowner as they pay down, or pay off, any mortgages or other encumbrances against it.
It is also about equity, as in fairness, impartiality or the quality of being just.
As I write this, the National Association of Realtors' website lists three houses of simi...Read Full Post »
The shooting last night of Ja-nese Talton-Jackson, followed by a car chase through Homewood into Wilkinsburg, capped a week of shootings and car crashes.
Last Friday night/Saturday morning, at around 3:15 a.m., a collision between a Saturn sedan and a Lincoln Navigator drove the Saturn through a front window of the Homewood-Brushton Branch of Community C...Read Full Post »
Ever since taking office as Homewood's state representative, Edward C. "Ed" Gainey has been a strong and consistent voice against the violence that remains too prevalent in our community.
Last night, his family fell victim to that violence when his sister, Ja-nese Talton-Jackson, was shot and killed. The alert issued by Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando does not name her, pending notification of her faimily. But that has happened now.
On 1/22/16, shortly befo...Read Full Post »
Grab a cup of coffee, this will take a little while...
Homewood has become the focus of a great deal of attention by people who want to see it redeveloped. This focus has intensified both the danger and the opportunity that have been close at hand for years now.
A large part of the danger lies in the possibility that Homewood's redevelopment will follow ...Read Full Post »