|Posted by Elwin Green on November 10, 2016 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
President-elect Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters afer Hillary Clinton concedes his victory in Tuesday's election.
Don't blame Homewood.
In the first 24 hours after the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, my Facebook feed lit up with people blaming and shaming other people who voted for third-party candidates, who cast "protest votes,"...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
These things are happening tomorrow, Monday, November 7:
At 2 pm, "a discussion about housing and community development, health and environmental justice, and crime and safety in Homewood," sponsored by Masters of Social Work students at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Homewood Children's Village and Operation Better Block.
The flyer that appeared in my door a few days ago says that food from Homewood caterers will be provided, an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 3, 2016 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Unfortunately, voting isn't usually this much fun.
To my neighbors, Isaiah and Dorian:
This letter is to follow up on the conversation we had a few weeks ago about this presidential campaign, and somewhat about politics in genera...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on January 22, 2016 at 9:10 AM||comments (1)|
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 ...Read Full Post »
Operation Better Block has anounced the 2015 schedule for its monthly community meetings to inform residents about upcoming events, share resources, and spotlight the work of various organizations in Homewood. Meetings are open to everyone.
The Monthly Community Meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month (except for November and December, when they will take place on...Read Full Post »
|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 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 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 »