Pittsburgh Urban League emphasizing economic opportunity in 105th year

Originally published: 2/13/2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Just more than a year after he began leading the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, CEO Carlos T. Carter took to the pulpit Sunday as the civil-rights nonprofit marks its 105th year. Speaking at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Larimer, Mr. Carter said his group is prioritizing economic opportunity [...]

2023-02-14T09:00:36-05:00February 14th, 2023|Making News|

SEEN: Urban League Leadership Awards Gala

Originally posted February 7, 2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Photo Cred: John Colombo for the Post Gazette The 27th Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards dinner was held at the Westin Convention Center, Friday evening. Sold out at 330 guests, the event presented by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh honored Leon Ford and Angela Reynolds with the [...]

2023-02-08T10:10:35-05:00February 8th, 2023|Making News|

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

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 — [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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