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February 2019

Religious leaders, government officials discuss responding to hate

2019-02-19T10:09:35-05:00February 19th, 2019|Making News|

By: Andrew Goldstein, Pittsburgh Post Gazette 02/14/2019 Leaders of three different faiths whose houses of worship were struck by violence came together Wednesday night in Pittsburgh to discuss ways to combat hate. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, of Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the Rev. Eric S.C. Manning, of Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charelston, [...]

Urban League Sunday reinforces a unified Black and Jewish community

2019-02-19T08:48:56-05:00February 19th, 2019|Making News|

Originally published: New Pittsburgh Courier 02/14/2019By: Christian Morrow and J.L. Martello “Urban League Sunday” is the organization’s signature event during Black History Month, and while its message over 33 years has long been one of striving for togetherness, that message may not have been delivered as forcefully as it was this year by keynote speaker [...]

Take Charge of Your Health. Be Informed. Be Involved. … Preeclampsia and heart health

2019-02-14T08:54:47-05:00February 14th, 2019|Health, Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on preeclampsia and heart health. Erricka Hager, health advocate, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. EH: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. I’m excited to have this conversation with you about an issue that is negatively affecting [...]

Tree of Life Rabbi joins a united front at Urban League event

2019-02-19T08:40:31-05:00February 11th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

By: Paula Reed Ward for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette For decades, centuries even, Esther Bush said, African-American and Jewish communities have been fighting the same battle together. For peace and equity. Fairness and opportunity. That’s why the president and CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh felt it only appropriate for Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of [...]

January 2019

Take Charge of Your Health: Immunizations and Vaccination

2019-01-16T09:22:22-05:00January 16th, 2019|Health, Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on immunizations and busting some of the vaccination myths floating around.  Bee Schindler, community engagement  coordinator  with the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science  Institute, and Esther L.  Bush, president and CEO  of the Urban League of  Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. BS: Good [...]

City home ownership program assists record number of low to moderate income families

2019-01-04T09:23:09-05:00January 4th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

Originally published: January 3, 2019 South Pittsburgh Reporter The Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh’s (HACP) homeownership program helped 21 low-to-moderate income families purchase homes last year, a five-fold increase since the program was relaunched in 2014. All 21 households received closing cost assistance and 12 received a soft second mortgage – a forgivable mortgage with [...]

Let’s make every day a day of tolerance

2019-01-03T10:31:49-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

By: Esther L. Bush Originally Published: December 19, 2018 Smart Business Pittsburgh One can reasonably argue that the opposite of love is not hatred, it is fear. Hatred actually focuses on the other person, even if negatively. Fear, however, is a prehistorically ingrained visceral reaction intended solely for self-protection. When it comes to abject fear, [...]

December 2018

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved. … Maternal and infant mortality

2018-12-14T12:40:29-05:00December 14th, 2018|Health, Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on maternal and infant mortality. Erricka Hager, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic with Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. EH: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. When I heard that we’d be [...]

Take charge of your health…Be Informed. … Be Involved. …Gun Violence

2018-12-05T10:11:08-05:00December 5th, 2018|Health, Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” pages focus on gun violence prevention. Erricka Hager, Health Advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; Esther L. Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; and Bee Schindler, Community Engagement Coordinator with CTSI, spoke on this topic. EB: I’m so pleased [...]

October 2018

Take charge of your health today. Be Informed. Be Involved… ‘Mobile Health’

2018-10-08T11:29:46-04:00October 8th, 2018|Health, Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on the intersection of the digital world and people’s health, called “mobile health” (or “mHealth”). Bee Schindler, community engagement coordinator with the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, [...]

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