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June 2021

Esther Bush stepping down after 27 years as CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

2021-06-09T12:35:47-04:00June 9th, 2021|Making News|

Originally published: June 4, 2021 By: Joyce Gannon Pittsburgh Post Gazette As she prepares to step down after 27 years as president and chief executive of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Esther Bush is proud of accomplishments she said the agency achieved during her tenure including starting the city’s first charter school, increasing housing [...]

April 2021

Steelers Greats Franco Harris, Mel Blount Encourage Black Community To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-04-15T15:25:32-04:00April 15th, 2021|Making News, Uncategorized|

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Community leaders and Steelers legends are making their pitch for the Black community to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Black Political Empowerment Project President Tim Stevens is pushing for more people to roll up their sleeves like Steelers legends Franco Harris and Mel Blount. “We want to protect our families, our friends and [...]


2021-04-15T15:28:31-04:00April 15th, 2021|Making News|

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh receives $200,000 donation towards Urban Tech 2.0 from Comcast as part of $3 Million dollar national investment Pittsburgh, PA (April 15, 2021) -- Comcast and the National Urban League have been longstanding partners and have recently announced a 2-year grant of $200,000 to support the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s [...]

March 2021

January 2021

Working to bring people together

2021-01-15T13:18:26-05:00January 15th, 2021|Making News|

By: Teresa Varley Steelers.com Published: January 15, 2021 For the third year, Steelers players are leading the Steelers Social Justice Grant program. Players are making donations to local organizations that are having an impact on the community, and the Steelers are matching the donations. The Steelers kicked off the 2020 Steelers Social Justice Grant program [...]

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: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/health/coronavirus-vaccine-trials-african-americans.html 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 https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/burghers-brewery-creates-black-is-beautiful-beer-helps-urban-league/   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 [...]

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