The best way to eliminate hate? Talk about it, experts say in wake of Tree of Life shooting

By: Andrew Goldstein for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Almost four months to the day after a gunman killed 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of people attended a forum in the Strip District that explored ways to end the kind of hate that led to that violence. At a town hall Tuesday at the [...]

2019-03-01T09:52:56-04:00March 1st, 2019|Making News|

Nonprofits Want More Engagement With Pittsburgh School Board Elections

By Sarah Schneider for 90.5 WESA Less than 20 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the last four Pittsburgh school board elections, according to a coalition of 17 groups trying to get out the vote in the second largest school district in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Public School District controls a $650 million budget and the nine members enact everything from [...]

2019-02-20T11:46:20-04:00February 20th, 2019|Making News|

Religious leaders, government officials discuss responding to hate

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, [...]

2019-02-19T10:09:35-04:00February 19th, 2019|Making News|

Urban League Sunday reinforces a unified Black and Jewish community

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 [...]

2019-02-19T08:48:56-04:00February 19th, 2019|Making News|

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

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 [...]

2019-02-14T08:54:47-04:00February 14th, 2019|Health, Making News|

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

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 [...]

2019-02-19T08:40:31-04:00February 11th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

Take Charge of Your Health: Immunizations and Vaccination

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 [...]

2019-01-16T09:22:22-04:00January 16th, 2019|Health, Making News|

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

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 [...]

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

Let’s make every day a day of tolerance

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, [...]

2019-01-03T10:31:49-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

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

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 [...]

2018-12-14T12:40:29-04:00December 14th, 2018|Health, Making News|
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