Yearly Archives: 2020


October 2020

‘I Won’t Be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People’

2020-10-09T10:42:17-04:00October 9th, 2020|Making News|

Originally Published: New York Times. 10/7/2020 By Jan Hoffman. Photograph by Chang W. Lee Original content available here: PITTSBURGH — The recruiters strode to the front of the room, wearing neon-yellow vests and resolute expressions. But to the handful of tenants overwhelmed by unemployment and gang violence in Northview Heights, the pitch verged on [...]

September 2020

Judge Rules That Census Must Not be Rushed; Victory for Civil Rights Groups, Civic Organizations, and Local Governments

2020-09-25T12:26:23-04:00September 25th, 2020|Making News|

By National Urban League Published 09 AM EDT, Fri Sep 25, 2020 SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California last night issued an order blocking the Trump administration's attempts to rush the 2020 Census to a close while a legal challenge to that plan plays out in the courts. The court’s order [...]

Why Pennsylvania is ground zero for mail-in voting debate

2020-09-08T09:29:09-04:00September 8th, 2020|Making News|

Why Pennsylvania is ground zero for mail-in voting debate Originally published: 9/4/2020. The Christian Science Monitor. By: Christa Case Bryant, Staff writer The phone is ringing nonstop in Pennsylvania’s Lycoming County. “Did the November election get delayed?” “Can I still vote by mail?” “Why did my wife, who died in 2011, get an application for [...]

August 2020

For Black female leaders in Pittsburgh, Kamala Harris’ fight feels familiar

2020-08-14T10:46:10-04:00August 14th, 2020|Making News|

Originally published: 8/14/2020. Pittsburgh Post Gazette Reporter: Alexis Johnson Kathi Elliott is very familiar with stories of history-making Black women. Her mother, Gwen Elliott, founded the North Side women’s advocacy group Gwen’s Girls nearly 30 years after she became one of the first Black police officers in the city of Pittsburgh. Gwen Elliott eventually went [...]

Burgh’ers Brewery creates ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer, helps Urban League

2020-09-16T09:53:51-04:00August 7th, 2020|Making News|

Originally published: Trib Live. August 8, 2020   The beer can reads: “Brewed to support justice and equality for people of color.” “I have been around a long time and I have seen a lot of things but I have never seen anything this strong on a product,” said Esther Bush, president and CEO [...]

Burgh’ers Brewing Introduces Canning Line with Release of ‘Black Is Beautiful’ Brew

2020-09-16T09:52:54-04:00August 6th, 2020|Making News|

Innagural canned beer to support Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh  Pittsburgh, PA (August 4, 2020) – Burgh’ers Brewing, a chef driven smash burger joint and craft brewery with restaurants in Lawrenceville and Zelienople that are focused on local, ethical, sustainable food and drink, announced today that in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of its restaurant, [...]

July 2020

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