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Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights...Pittsburgh?

Posted by Elwin Green on July 13, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Alton Sterling (l) and Philando Castile (r) were killed by police officers in Baton Rouge, LA and Falcon Heights, Minn. last week.

I'm going to make a pitch here. But first, a story:

I was out late, and stopped at a 24-hour convenience store around 3 a.m. to use the restroom and possibly grab a snack.

A younger Black man — I’d say early 30s —...

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Press Conference To Protest Gun Violence.

Posted by Elwin Green on July 12, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From the just-passing-along-a-press-release department...this event is happening TODAY:

The Moving the Lives of Kids (MLK) Community Mural Project will host a press conference at 11 a.m. to address the rampant gun violence that has plagued the city and the nation. More than 100 students will participate.


On July 4, gun violence hit the MLK projec...

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CEA Hosts Day of Black Male Solidarity

Posted by Elwin Green on June 25, 2016 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Richard Garland (University of PIttsburgh Graduate School of Public Health) and Jack Jackson (Black Panther Party New Jersey chapter)  listen as T. Rashad Byrdsong,president and CEO of Community Empowerment Association, addresses the Day of Black Male Solidarity

“Our house is on fire,” Community Empowerment Association Inc. President and CEO Rashad Byrdsong told the audience at

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Homewood Farmers Market Launches

Posted by Elwin Green on June 8, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (3)

Homewood resident Celeste Taylor (r), chats with YMCA garden program director Hanna Mosca (l) and Shiloh Farm manager Nick Lubecki of Grow PIttsburgh (c).

In a January post titled, "A New Script for Homewood," I wrote, “An alternative way of developing both people and land would be thr...

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A Dinner In Homewood

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

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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