BMLDI hosted by Steelers Defensive Tackle, Larry Ogunjobi

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 [...]

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

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

Originally posted on August 11 by 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 [...]

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

Pittsburgh nonprofits, still reeling from the pandemic, face uncertainty as Pa. budget impasse continues

Originally published on July 28 by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Uncertainty looms for Pittsburgh nonprofits as the Pennsylvania budget delay stretches more than 20 days. Organizations serving the community’s most vulnerable are confronting questions about how to continue their operations if they lose consistent funding from the state. Recalling the fallout of the 2015-16 budget impasse, advocates [...]

2023-08-02T14:35:40-04:00July 28th, 2023|Making News|

Take Charge of Your Health Today: Incarceration

Originally posted on July 19, 2023 by the New Pittsburgh Courier CARLOS T. CARTER As we continue our discussion around the Social Determinants of Health, we are centering on incarceration and its impact on health. Carlos T. Carter, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, shares his ideas: What are your thoughts on [...]

2023-08-02T14:51:51-04:00July 19th, 2023|Health, Making News|

Carter’s Viewpoint: Leadership that gets dirty

Originally published on July 7, 2023 via the Pittsburgh Business Times By Carlos T. Carter Recently as I was leaving the Sewickley Valley YMCA, I noticed the Y’s CEO Trish Hooper enthusiastically sweeping the front entrance. When I saw her, I remarked, “Now that is servant leadership in action!” She explained that she worked on [...]

2023-07-14T15:00:33-04:00July 14th, 2023|Making News|

State of Black Pittsburgh, Youth Changemakers conferences focus on strengthening minority communities

Originally published on June 30 by WTAE News PITTSBURGH — For two days, community leaders in Pittsburgh, dedicated to making change for marginalized communities are coming together to share ideas and strategies. The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is holding its annual State of Black Pittsburgh in conjunction with the inaugural Youth Changemakers Conference at the University of Pittsburgh. [...]

2023-08-02T15:43:54-04:00July 2nd, 2023|Making News|

Peter Kalis: Affirmative action: What Cecil Rhodes could have taught the Supreme Court about race

Published: June 29, 2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette In its decision arising from Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the Supreme Court held that both universities violated the 14th Amendment to the Constitution by employing racially discriminatory practices under the flag of affirmative action. For decades we have seen warring judicial opinions on what counts [...]

2023-06-30T10:01:53-04:00June 30th, 2023|Making News|

Carlos T. Carter: The loss of affirmative action would be bad for America

Published: June 29, 2023 Pittsburgh Post Gazette   In 2022, the Supreme Court heard two cases in which the petitioner asked the court to overturn affirmative action policies in college admissions. These policies have led to significant economic progress for the Black, Hispanic, and Asian people across this country for over 50 years. America cannot [...]

2023-06-30T09:59:48-04:00June 30th, 2023|Making News|

Senator Fontana Announces Over $4.3 Million for Affordable Housing

Allegheny County, June 9, 2023 – Local initiatives to address affordable housing needs and associated community development will receive state grants totaling $4,332,449, state Sen. Wayne Fontana announced today. “These programs, offered by experienced and proven local organizations, will make an enormous impact on the lives of so many people in the 42nd Senatorial District,” Fontana said. [...]

2023-06-15T14:18:10-04:00June 15th, 2023|Making News|
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