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A Dinner In Homewood

Posted by Elwin Green on May 18, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Britee Clay, co-owner of Jones Printing, and Vernard Alexander, owner of The Minority Networking Exchange, welcome guests to a dinner held at Jones Printing that was part of 200 Dinners Pittsburgh.

Erica L. Upshaw-Givner was adamant.

“It is not a prevention, it is a deterrent. It is part of a solution.”

“It” referred to the ...

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The shortest survey ever.

Posted by Elwin Green on May 3, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

What are you reading, and how is it helping you?

Lecture To Examine Faith-Based Entrepreneurship

Posted by Elwin Green on April 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Carnegie Mellon University Fellow Dr. Stephanie C. Boddie


A lecture this evening at Carnegie Mellon University will explore the intersections between faith and commerce in the Black community.


In "Unfinished Business: Black Religion and the Entrepreneurial Spirit," Homewood immigrant  Dr. Stephanie C. Boddie will highlight the ...

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A Last Minute Note

Posted by Elwin Green on April 22, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It's not too late to register for The Each One Teach One Music And Radio Conference, an annual gathering that brings together musicians, techies, writers and others to explore a range of topics.

The conference, being held tomorrow, will include panel discussions on "Starting A Record Label," and "What Is News?"

Homewood native Kevin Amos, recently described Pittsburgh City Paper as

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Homewood Children's Village To Report Out

Posted by Elwin Green on April 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (1)

 Fred W. Brown Jr., president/CEO of the Homewood Children's Village

This evening, the Homewood Children's Village will host its "Today and Tomorrow" quarterly community gathering, the second in a series of events designed to keep residents informed about HCV's work.


The event, to be held at Bethany Baptist Church from 5:30...

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A Matter Of Equity

Posted by Elwin Green on February 24, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (2)

This is a piece about equity - the portion of a home's value that truly belongs to the homeowner as they pay down, or pay off, any mortgages or other encumbrances against it.

It is also about equity, as in fairness, impartiality or the quality of being just.

As I write this, the National Association of Realtors' website lists three houses of simi...

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A Long, Hot...Winter?

Posted by Elwin Green on January 22, 2016 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The shooting last night of Ja-nese Talton-Jackson, followed by a car chase through Homewood into Wilkinsburg, capped a week of shootings and car crashes.


Last Friday night/Saturday morning, at around 3:15 a.m., a collision between a Saturn sedan and a Lincoln Navigator drove the Saturn through a front  window of the Homewood-Brushton Branch of Community C...

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Rep. Gainey's sister shot, killed

Posted by Elwin Green on January 22, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever since taking office as Homewood's state representative, Edward C. "Ed" Gainey has been a strong and consistent voice against the violence that remains too prevalent in our community.

Last night, his family fell victim to that violence when his sister, Ja-nese Talton-Jackson, was shot and killed. The alert issued by Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando does not name her, pending notification of her faimily. But that has happened now.

On 1/22/16, shortly befo...

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A New Script For Homewood

Posted by Elwin Green on January 22, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Grab a cup of coffee, this will take a little while...

Homewood has become the focus of a great deal of attention by people who want to see it redeveloped. This focus has intensified both the danger and the opportunity that have been close at hand for years now.


A large part of the danger lies in the possibility that Homewood's redevelopment will follow ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Shooting on Lang Ave.

Posted by Elwin Green on January 20, 2016 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando issued the following alert via email at 9:16 tonight:

Within the past 30 mins, Zone 5 officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 700 block of N. Lang Avenue in Homewood. The victim has been taken to the hospital. Responding officers received information that the shooters ran into a structure in the 700 block of N. Lang Avenue immediately following the shooting. Detectives from Major Crimes along with PGH SWAT are currently responding ...

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In October 2005, after a bullet came through his living room window, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Elwin Green began writing "My Homewood," the first blog on the P-G's website. For 4 1/2 years, "My Homewood" shared stories of tragedy and beauty, of perplexity and hope - stories that live again in "The Homewood Chronicles."

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