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April 2024

SEEN: Urban League Leadership Awards dinner raises over $400,000

2024-04-22T09:44:28-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Making News|

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 21, 2024 More than 400 guests helped to raise over $400,000 for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s programs and services during the 28th annual Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards dinner at the Rivers Casino, Friday night. The dinner was chaired by second lady of Pennsylvania Blayre [...]

Take Charge of Your Health Today: Black fathers

2024-04-22T09:34:26-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Courier Op-Eds, Making News|

Originally published in the New Pittsburgh Courier on February 28, 2024 CARLOS T. CARTER  In this month’s Take Charge of Your Health Today (TCYHT), we’re focusing on the critical parenting role of Black fathers, including the support they need to pass along their own confidence and resilience to their children. Engaged Black fathers are supremely [...]

Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved…Black men’s health

2024-04-22T09:31:22-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Courier Op-Eds, Making News|

Originally published in the New Pittsburgh Courier on March 27, 2024CARLOS T. CARTER  The Community Health Series Partnership (CHSP) has always made a point to center its information on the health and wellness of the Black community at large. This month, we’re focusing specifically on the health of Black men — a topic the Urban League of [...]

Take Charge of Your Health Today: Racial Trauma

2024-04-22T09:25:44-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Courier Op-Eds, Making News|

Originally published in the New Pittsburgh Courier on November 15, 2023. CARLOS T. CARTER This month, Take Charge of Your Health Today is focusing on intergenerational and racial trauma, it’s impact on the Black community, and ways to help people break the trauma cycle and begin the healing process. We asked Carlos Carter, President and [...]

Snowstorm? No match for annual Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards Gala

2024-04-22T09:22:17-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Making News|

Originally published in the New Pittsburgh Courier on March 9, 2024. URBAN LEAGUE RON BROWN LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS—Derrick Tillman, Alexandra Jones, Leah Lizarondo, Carmen Anderson. (Photo by J.L. Martello) Urban League’s annual event sees more than 400 attend, $400,000 raised Neither frigid temperatures nor a winter storm advisory kept the more than 400 celebrants from [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and Education Law Center Call for Action to Address Racial and Disability Discrimination in Highlands School District

2024-04-18T08:55:56-04:00April 18th, 2024|Advocacy/Policy, Making News|

Photo by Tawnya Panizzi, Valley News Dispatch/Tribune Review Articles on this topic: WESA: https://www.wesa.fm/education/2024-04-12/highlands-school-district-racism-discrimination-disabilities-action-plan Tribune Review: https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/highlands-parents-urge-district-to-correct-discrimination-as-civic-groups-offer-to-help-district/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0BMQABHYouTQycISCj2it0eQmTD9OvGU0M7e_pRFBaytScVNthtReceaO0_2eFBg_aem_AUOS9T7CcUh43DhmDPeJa49sHYr-2EGj4oPV-wT7po-AzG5vxFGU7TsM-G8n-lcLceM Post-Gazette: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2024/04/12/highlands-school-district-advocacy-groups-racism-discrimination-claims/stories/202404110116 [Pittsburgh, PA - April 11, 2024] - The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh (Urban League) and the Education Law Center-PA (ELC) have jointly sent a letter to the Highlands School District — following community concerns and [...]

As Pittsburgh’s homeless crisis continues to escalate, finding solutions has proven difficult

2024-04-18T08:43:47-04:00April 18th, 2024|Making News|

Originally published on April 3, 2024 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As the city grapples with a growing homeless population, some local service providers and Pittsburgh city officials have different ideas on solutions, and those conflicting priorities threaten to prolong an already escalating crisis. City and county officials have advocated for ideas such as building tiny houses [...]

Urban League’s East Hills Family Support Center ‘reintroduced’ to its residents

2024-04-18T08:39:38-04:00April 18th, 2024|Making News|

Originally posted on April 12, 2024 in the New Pittsburgh Courier Urban League’s East Hills Family Support Center ‘reintroduced’ to its residents Some of the staff of the Urban League’s Family Support Centers, which are located in East Hills, Duquesne and Northview Heights. A “Dress for Success” event was held, Feb. 28, at the East [...]

August 2023

BMLDI hosted by Steelers Defensive Tackle, Larry Ogunjobi

2023-08-16T12:13:44-04:00August 14th, 2023|Making News|

Originally published on August 14 by Steelers Now 🏈 Steelers Community Relations: On Sunday afternoon, Steelers defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi hosted a group of young men from Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s Black Male Leadership Development Institute. The group watched practice and then joined Larry for dinner where the young men learned etiquette skills for [...]

The City of Pittsburgh Sits Down with White House Delegation for a Roundtable Discussion on the City’s Designation as a Workforce Hub

2023-08-16T12:16:12-04:00August 11th, 2023|Making News, Uncategorized|

Originally posted on August 11 by Pittsburghpa.gov The City of Pittsburgh Sits Down with White House Delegation for a Roundtable Discussion on the City's Designation as a Workforce Hub PITTSBURGH — Today, Senior Advisor to the President and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu met with officials and leaders from the City of Pittsburgh to further advance the [...]

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