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Byrdsong presents "Urban Agenda Strategy" for Homewood - Part 1

Posted by Elwin Green on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (1)


T. Rashad Byrdsong, President and CEO of Community Empowerment Association


About two dozen people came out for a meeting at Community Empowerment Association in which CEA President and CEO T. Rashad Byrdsong presented a document for the community's review and use, titled "Homewood Urban Agenda Strategy: An Inner-City Model for Urban Revitalization."


Mr. Byrdsong ...

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Urban Agenda To Be Presented

Posted by Elwin Green on September 18, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm just going to leave this here for now:



HN Updates

Posted by Elwin Green on September 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

1) The two episodes "Building A 21st Century Journalistic Enterprise" which I've announced twice already are on hold until I do some higher-level work on my calendar. The next time I mention either, it will not be with location TBA. The location will be included. Thanks for your patience.

 

2) I missed the deadline for completing the NewU grant application for which

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Ambassadors sought for energy-efficiency program

Posted by Elwin Green on September 12, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Mark your calendar for Monday, Sept. 15.

 

GTECH Strategies, a nonprofit that is familiar to many Homewood residents for its work in reclaiming vacant lots, is looking for a few good residents to help lead a program for enhancing the neighborhood's energy efficiency.

 

The ReEnergize Pittsburgh Ambassadors program seeks three residents who, as a promotional flyer puts it, "are passionate about creating change in their communities."

 

These Am...

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An Urgent Request From The Publisher

Posted by Elwin Green on August 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Dear Readers,

 

I'm writing to ask for your help WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE HOURS.

 

Today, I was invited to apply for a $20,000 grant to help fund the continued development of Homewood Nation. Two such grants are being offered by UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, Inc., in its "New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY" competition. NewU exists "to supp...

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Homewood Nation, v. 2: Part 2 - Hanging Out For The Good Of The Hood

Posted by Elwin Green on August 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

In my last post, I announced that a major upgrade of Homewood Nation is coming, and that Google Hangouts On Air will be a major part of of that upgrade.

 

With a Hangout On Air, a group of people (up to ten, I believe) can use webcams (or other video cameras attached to computers) to video conference over the Internet.

 

I...

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Homewood Nation, v. 2: Part 1 - A Community Heads Up

Posted by Elwin Green on August 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

So, this happened:

 

I went to Operation Better Block's meeting about redeveloping Homewood's business district Tuesday evening.

 

Those of you who follow Homewood Nation on Twitter, or who have

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DEVELOPMENT: OBB planning process to focus on business district

Posted by Elwin Green on August 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A meeting hosted by Operation Better Block this evening will give Homewood residents and business owners the opportunity to begin collaborating on a plan for redeveloping the neighborhood's business district.

 

The meeting, at 5:30 p.m. at Community Empowerment Association (7120 Kelly St.), will be the first of three public meetings to get community input for a plan covering Homewood Avenue between the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway and Frankstown Ave., as well as a stret...

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Black Pittsburgh: Past and Future

Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on August 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For some reason there has been a recent flurry of discussions on social media about the racial disparity report that was written by Ralph Bangs and Larry Davis of the School of Social Work back in 2007, as an op-ed written by the two for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Pittsburgh's shame," makes the rounds. Bangs has been documenting racial disparity in Alleghe...

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Context, context, context

Posted by Elwin Green on July 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I'm just going to leave this here, ok? From the office of Mayor William Peduto:

 

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2014) The governing board of the National League of Cities today chose Pittsburgh as the site of its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, which will draw thousands of local government officials from around the country to the city.

 

That year will also mark the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh city government.

 

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