Things you need to know about that's going on in and around Pittsburgh's African-American community so that you may get involved!
We ask for your support as we bring together a Coalition of Community groups, individuals and Organizations to address the disparities that exist within the Pittsburgh / Allegheny County region. We will be addressing current events such as Pittsburgh being named "America's Most Livable City" contrasted by the recent University of Pittsburgh study: Pittsburgh 's Racial Demographics: Differences and Disparities June 2007) which begs one to question: "Most Livable for whom?"
We will also update the progress of "The Pittsburgh Gathering" a regional offspring of Elder Harry Belafonte's National Gatherings. The Pittsburgh Gathering will provide actions, not just words and concrete answers as to how we can make Pittsburgh "More Livable" for ALL of it's citizens.
We have called for a press conference on Thursday July 19th, 2007. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at:
The Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Community Rooms 1 & 2
Your participation is requested and needed. Please distribute to your email lists.
Please email us at OneHOOD@gmail.com to add yourself / organization to the list of supporters and speakers.
Or call: 412-853-2199
Updated list of supporters:
Richard Carrington - Voices Against Violence
Millions More Movement
Rev J.E. Gamble
DaMon R. Macklin, Former Candidate, City of Pittsburgh Controller
Rev. Eugene J. Blackwell, Bethesda Presbyterian Church
Kevin Amos - Communications Director, Thomas Merton Center
Evans Moore - Executive Director of Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
Malik G. Bankston
Yusef Ali - Islamic Council Of Greater Pittsburgh
Dana Harris-Yates - B.O.H.R.N
The BlackWatch Movement
The Community Unity Card
The PA League of Young Voters
Teens Against Senseless Violence (TASK]
Ashley G. Woodson - Brotha Ash Productions
Hilary Brown-Union Project
Jibril Abdul-Hafeez, Director of New Africa Students' R&D Group for Imam W. Deen Mohammed's Initiatives
Emily Nordquist, East Liberty Development
Anthony B. Mitchell, D.Ed., Penn State Greater Allegheny University Community Programs Continuing Education Department
Allegheny County ACORN
Bob Payne, CEO -President Transcents Inc. - CEO - President Black Street Interactive
Judith K. Ginyard
M. Hubbard El
The Coalition For Fathering Families
Healcrest Urban Community Farm
Poverty Worst Here for Black Residents
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
By Ervin Dyer,
Black residents of Greater Pittsburgh face more severe poverty than any other racial group in the area, according to a study released yesterday by the University of Pittsburgh's Center on Race and Social Problems. "Pittsburgh's Racial Demographics: Differences and Disparities" is the center's inaugural survey on race in the area. The report looked at the lives of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians in the city, Allegheny County and the metropolitan area, one of the most comprehensive surveys ever on the quality of life of multiple racial groups. Click here to continue the story in the Post-Gazette