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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|

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

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 [...]

2018-12-05T10:11:08-04:00December 5th, 2018|Health, Making News|

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

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, [...]

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

Announcing new Vice President of Programs & Services for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                    August 31, 2018 - The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, which annually connects over 20,000 individuals to human services throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, announced today that Regina L. Scott has joined the organization as the Vice President of Programs and Services.  Scott is a former district administrator for the [...]

2018-09-05T07:13:57-04:00September 5th, 2018|Making News|

City, Community Leaders Calling For End To Gun Violence

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 [...]

2018-08-15T15:49:39-04:00August 15th, 2018|Making News|

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

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

2018-08-15T15:30:55-04:00August 15th, 2018|Making News|

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

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 [...]

2018-08-02T12:08:12-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Health, Making News|
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