Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 14, 2014 at 9:50 PM||comments (1)|
by José Antonio Diaz
On Saturday, November 8, roughly 100 people came together at Community Empowerment Association for “The People’s Plan”, an interactive town hall session to address the economic growth and stability of Homewood.
Over a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, potatoes, and grits and bacon, Rashad Byrdsong, executive director of Community Empowerment Association, addressed the audience by saying that the town hall was the culminatio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Here's another flyer, regarding another meeting:
I asked Ivette Mongalo to help Homewood residents to make sense of all this. Ms. Mongalo is a principal with Mongalo-Winston Consulting LLC, which specializes in urban design and community engagement. Her firm has been engaged by the Urban Redevelopment Authority to help conduct a s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
This flyer being circulated gives the basics:
The meeting continues the Community Empowerment Association's multi-year work of developing an "Urban Agenda."
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|Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Election Day 2014 - the day when "We, the people" have the freedom to select who will represent our needs and concerns. The majority of "We, the people" (that is, the ones registered to vote) didn't show up to vote. Here's an overview:
There are 7,269 registered voters in Ward 13. On Tuesday, 2,150 of them (less than 30 percent) actually voted.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 4, 2014 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
by Kevin Amos
The African American Music Institute (AAMI) was the setting on October 27 for a symposium think tank as part of Jazz Week 2014. The annual Pitt Jazz Seminar brings together educators and musicians to present issues and instruction to students and community members. For the past 44 years this event has brought together a who’s who of Jazz. Homewood as well as the entire Pittsburgh region has been the foundation for many of the Jazz stars we have known and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 4, 2014 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
If you're between the ages of 12 and 18, and you have a song, a dance or a poem you want to share, the Homewood branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the place to be this Friday night.
The branch will host the CLP's Teen Underground Cafe: Open Mic Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The online announcement invites "poets, lyricists, musicians, actors and performin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
"The Book of Ezra" closes on Oct. 25. Before you grab your Bible and go to the Old Testament, you should know that "The Book of Ezra" is a world premiere one-man theatre work by Leslie Ezra Smith _ and that it is well worth your time.
Autobiographical, "The Book of Ezra" is a road map for his teenage son (something Smith's absentee father never provided)...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
Author John Edgar Wideman was at Duquesne University Saturday for a panel discussion on a program that has created a think tank in which prisoners collaborate with those outside to study issues of common concern as a part of the national Gaultier Symposium, a two-day seminar developed by Dr. Norman Conti through his Gaultier Faculty Fellowship with Duquesne’s Center for...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Homewood Nation publisher Elwin Green is a new member of the Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB), appointed by District 9 Pittsburgh City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.
He was sworn in Aug. 26.
The CPRB is the only entity mandated by the City of Pittsburgh's Charter and city Code to receive, investigate and recommend appropriate action on ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 11, 2014 at 12:25 AM||comments (1)|
Award winnning novelist and essayist John Edgar Wideman will be at Duquesne University this afternoon for a panel discussion on a program that has created a think tank in which prisoners collaborate with those outside to study issues of common concern.
The program, Inside-Out, began at Temple University in 1997. Ten years later, Dr. Norm Conti, an associate professor in D...Read Full Post »