Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
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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UPDATED July 22, 2014, 8:33 pm.
Olivia Jones, who served as branch director of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA for 24 years, passed away early Monday morning.
An earlier, longer version of this story has been taken down in accordance with the wishes of Ms. Jones' family, who have requested a media blackout - other than sharing information about the memorial arrangements - until after Ms. Jones' funeral. We will provide more complete coverage then. Meanwhile, th...Read Full Post »
I'm about to head across the street to Baptist Temple Church to participate in the 5K Homewood Prayer Walk. Registration starts at starts at 8 am, and the walk begins at 9.
The walk is a fundraiser for the Homewood-Brushton YMCA, to help celebrate the branch's 100th anniversary. Registration is $5.
The fundraising aspect is especially timely, as the YMCA suffered a fire a few weeks ago. Branch executive Ric Williams said that the while the fire was a small ...Read Full Post »
Two weeks ago we were discussing, on these pages of Homewood Nation, whether or not President Obama should have made a swing through Pittsburgh’s African American neighborhoods to wave at his most ardent and unapologetic supporters as he visited the Tech Shop in Bakery Square. At the time I said that I thought that the president made frequent trips to Southwestern Pennsylvania to streng...Read Full Post »
Crunched for time here, so this will brief and informal...
If you are a business owner in Homewood, whether your operate your business online, from a home office, or in a storefront, and you have not yet participated in any of the meetings that are happening NOW (not the ones that happened XXX years ago) to form a Homewood Business Association, then you need to check out the process underway.
The meetings, which began last month, are being facilitated by Ma...Read Full Post »
I went into today's event at TechShop with a rough outline of expectations of how things would go with President Obama.
He did not follow my script.
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By: Jose A. Diaz
On June 4, parents, students, and community partners gathered at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty in support of the YMCA Lighthouse Project’s End-of-Year Celebration. Lighthouse – an after-school program that educates and empowers high school youth through an integration of curriculum-based art and media projects, career exploration, and academic support – closed out the school year with a showcase of students’ varied and ...Read Full Post »