Monthly Archives: January 2023


January 2023

Carlos T. Carter: 3by30 helps Black Pittsburgher buy homes, undoing 2 centuries of racialized housing policies

2023-01-31T12:25:33-05:00January 31st, 2023|Making News|

Originally published: 1/26/2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette As a poor kid growing up in Pittsburgh, my family and I always dreamed of owning our own home. We often passed nice homes in different neighborhoods, such as Squirrel Hill and Regent Square, wishing we could have a piece of that American dream. On April 20, 1997 — [...]

Power Shift in Economic Development: Who Benefits in the Pittsburgh Region?

2023-01-23T11:39:15-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Making News|

Originally Published: 1/23/2023 Pittsburgh Magazine After decades of postindustrial progress, a cadre of new civic leaders looks to add fairness to the development punch list. Pittsburgh has undergone uneven redevelopment since the industrial decline, and that history leads some residents to look upon development suspiciously — a challenge that has new civic leaders rethinking the [...]

MLK Day: How one Pittsburgh-area school is teaching about the civil rights leader, Black American history and the Founding Fathers

2023-01-17T09:17:08-05:00January 17th, 2023|Making News|

Originally Published: January 16, 2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette It’s been 59 years since the August 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but there’s no doubt in Baldwin-Whitehall teacher Dan Shaner’s mind that the reverend’s message needs to continue ringing loud and clear today. [...]

Ed Gainey became Pittsburgh mayor with ‘unusually high expectations.’ How’s it going one year later?

2023-01-11T10:00:39-05:00January 11th, 2023|Making News|

Originally published: Jan 2, 2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette To a neighborhood development advocate, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s funding for affordable housing shows “a real understanding that this is one of the urgent issues.” In Highland Park, a community group is frustrated by how Mr. Gainey’s office has handled the noise of gunfire from a city [...]

Pittsburghers mourn the loss of Franco Harris, as stories of his legend pour in

2023-01-10T14:22:24-05:00January 10th, 2023|Making News|

Originally published: 12/15/2022, WESA As news of the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers football legend Franco Harris hit Pittsburgh Wednesday morning, tributes began pouring in from across the city and the country on social media. Harris' No. 32 jersey was about to be retired this weekend by the Steelers, a gesture that would coincide with the [...]

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