Monthly Archives: August 2018


August 2018

City, Community Leaders Calling For End To Gun Violence

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

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 [...]

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

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

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.

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

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

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 [...]

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