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August 2018

City, Community Leaders Calling For End To Gun Violence

2018-08-15T15:49:39+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Making News|

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City leaders, community leaders and Pittsburgh police officers came together Tuesday morning for an impromptu press conference to denounce the recent gun violence across the area. “We cannot become numb, we cannot accept this as our new reality,” said Tim Stevens, CEO of The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP). “Life is valuable [...]

Community leaders call for violence to end after weekend spike in Pittsburgh-area shootings

2018-08-15T15:30:55+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Making News|

Multiple community leaders made a passionate plea Tuesday, asking for violence to stop in the Pittsburgh area. A joint news conference with the Black Political Empowerment Project and the Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence addressed seven shootings -- one of them fatal -- that happened last weekend. https://www.wtae.com/article/community-leaders-call-for-violence-to-end-after-weekend-spike-in-pittsburgh-area-shootings/22725895

Take Charge of Your Health. Be Informed. Be Involved. … Depression

2018-08-02T12:08:12+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Health, Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on depression. The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s Erricka Hager, health advocate, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, recently spoke about this topic. EH: Good morning, Ms. Bush. I’m excited that we’re going to be discussing depression and its effect on older adults. Despite the recent public health focus [...]

July 2018

June 2018

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Faces Centennial Challenges

2018-06-06T14:08:10+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Making News, Uncategorized|

This year marks a milestone anniversary — and questions regarding the emerging digital economy — for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. As the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh celebrates its 100th anniversary, it’s difficult not to notice how many of the same battles waged at its inception continue today. The venues may have shifted [...]

WQED, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to host June 7 ‘State of Black Pittsburgh’ forum

2018-06-06T14:01:43+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Making News|

“The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum” will be presented June 7 by WQED in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. Co-hosted by Chris Moore and KDKA-TV’s Lisa Washington, the program airs at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV and will livestream at wqed.org. Esther Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League [...]

WQED, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh partner for town hall

2018-06-06T14:00:52+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Making News|

In partnership with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, WQED will host "The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum," a live town hall, at 8 p.m. Thursday as part of the Urban League's annual examination of political, social and economic conditions that impact the state of Black Pittsburgh. Educators, politicians, activists, and community leaders will discuss the [...]

May 2018

Take charge of your health, Be informed. Be involved. … All of Us Pennsylvania

2018-05-14T15:59:50+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Health, Making News|

By Esther L. Bush for New Pittsburgh Courier This month Dr. Steven Reis, associate vice chancellor for clinical research, Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and the principal investigator of the All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program and Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, discussed the impact this research program could have on the [...]

Pittsburgh highlighted in Urban League’s ‘State of Black America’

2018-05-14T12:54:22+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Making News|

Homestead Borough, an underpopulated and chronically underserved community located near the city of Pittsburgh, has had its share of hard times. And for many students at Propel Andrew Street High School, whose challenges span the spectrum from poor attendance to failing grades, the road to academic success often feels like a dead end. In response, [...]

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