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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|

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Faces Centennial Challenges

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 [...]

2018-06-06T14:08:10-04:00June 6th, 2018|Making News, Uncategorized|

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

“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 [...]

2018-06-06T14:01:43-04:00June 6th, 2018|Making News|

WQED, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh partner for town hall

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 [...]

2018-06-06T14:00:52-04:00June 6th, 2018|Making News|

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

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 [...]

2018-05-14T15:59:50-04:00May 15th, 2018|Health, Making News|

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

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, [...]

2018-05-14T12:54:22-04:00May 14th, 2018|Making News|

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved. …Hypertension

By: Esther Bush, for New Pittsburgh Courier This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on hypertension. Erricka Hager, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. EB: Good morning, Erricka. Although hypertension, or [...]

2018-05-14T12:53:34-04:00May 14th, 2018|Making News|
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