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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|

Take Charge of Your Health. Be Informed. Be Involved. … Down Syndrome

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, as it relates to those living with Down syndrome. Jennifer Jones, MPH, community engagement senior coordinator, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, chatted about this topic. JJ: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. It’s been awhile since you [...]

2018-03-16T15:09:59-04:00March 16th, 2018|Making News, Uncategorized|

Urban League Celebrates 100 Years, But CEO Says ‘We Still Have A Very Long Way To Go’

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is celebrating its centennial. Founded in 1918, part of its mission has been to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance. President and CEO Esther Bush, sat down with 90.5 WESA’s Maria Scapellato to talk about how the Urban League's mission remains relevant as the organization embarks on its [...]

2018-03-05T12:45:16-04:00March 5th, 2018|Making News|

Wheatley to introduce resolution honoring Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s 100-year anniversary

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, plans to introduce a House resolution in honor of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s centennial year. The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh was founded in 1918 and promotes racial equality, self-reliance and community empowerment. Programs focus on housing, financial literacy, youth leadership and development, family [...]

2018-03-01T14:20:30-04:00March 1st, 2018|Making News|

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved. …Alzheimer’s disease

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on Alzheimer’s disease. Erricka Hager, health advocate, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, both of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. EB: Good morning, Erricka. Alzheimer’s disease is a health topic that we’ve never covered before. I’m glad we’re taking [...]

2018-02-27T15:39:56-04:00February 27th, 2018|Making News|
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