Monthly Archives: February 2019


February 2019

Nonprofits Want More Engagement With Pittsburgh School Board Elections

2019-02-20T11:46:20-05:00February 20th, 2019|Making News|

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 [...]

Religious leaders, government officials discuss responding to hate

2019-02-19T10:09:35-05:00February 19th, 2019|Making News|

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, [...]

Urban League Sunday reinforces a unified Black and Jewish community

2019-02-19T08:48:56-05:00February 19th, 2019|Making News|

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 [...]

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

2019-02-14T08:54:47-05:00February 14th, 2019|Health, Making News|

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 [...]

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

2019-02-19T08:40:31-05:00February 11th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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