|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on August 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM||comments (1)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on July 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM||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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|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on July 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Two weeks ago we were discussing, on these pages of Homewood Nation, whether or not President Obama should have made a swing through Pittsburgh’s African American neighborhoods to wave at his most ardent and unapologetic supporters as he visited the Tech Shop in Bakery Square. At the time I said that I thought that the president made frequent trips to Southwestern Pennsylvania to streng...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on June 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Crunched for time here, so this will brief and informal...
If you are a business owner in Homewood, whether your operate your business online, from a home office, or in a storefront, and you have not yet participated in any of the meetings that are happening NOW (not the ones that happened XXX years ago) to form a Homewood Business Association, then you need to check out the process underway.
The meetings, which began last month, are being facilitated by Ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on June 17, 2014 at 11:10 PM||comments (2)|
I went into today's event at TechShop with a rough outline of expectations of how things would go with President Obama.
He did not follow my script.
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|Posted by Elwin Green on May 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Elwin Green on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM||comments (2)|
For lovers of Homewood, the year 2014 has gotten off to a dramatic, intriguing, challenging start.
On January 6, Homewood artist and poet Vanessa German thrilled attendees at Mayor Bill Peduto's inauguration with a spoken word piece that brought the audience at Heinz Hall to their feet, and that made me, watching it with my wife on TV, want and wish to be the kind of neighbor, the kind of Pittsburgher, that she ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on April 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (1)|
It is understandable why Black Americans take pride in the historic milestone of participating in the election of the nation's first African American president 5 years ago, and his re-election last year.
Barack Obama's election was a serious blow to the ideology of "white supremacy", which used to be the conventional "wisdom" in American social and politica...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 26, 2013 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
The community forum on gun violence convened by State Rep. Ed Gainey brought a full house to the auditorium of the Homewood Carnegie Library last night:
Speakers included Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia "Cookie" Coleman, who had an entire career on the Pittsburgh force before going to Wilkinsburg; Zone 5 Commander Timothy O'Connor and Rob Conroy, Western Pennsylvan...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM||comments (1)|
Homewood artist Vanessa German addresses the audience at last night's meeting on gun violence at the Carnegie Library-Homewood.
About 50 people came out last night for a community meeting on gun violence sponsored by the Black Women's Empowerment Institute.
Speakers for the program included Zone 5 police commander Timothy O'Connor, Tim Stevens of the Black Polit...Read Full Post »