Recent events in Pittsburgh have residents ‘Buying Black’

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December 8, 2017 Pittsburgh Courier by Diane I. Daniels Holidays the perfect time for Black business owners to display their products The past few weeks have been saturated with insightful activities and events. From business expos, Small Business Saturday events to an author’s event, they have provided an opportunity for those to “Buy Black.” “I…

Pittsburgh councilman’s bill would create ‘warning list’ of problematic HUD properties

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette October 24, 2017 Kate Giammarise As more than 100 low-income East End tenants are facing possible relocation from their federally subsidized homes, Pittsburgh Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess has introduced legislation to protect tenants in similar situations in the future. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is ending its contract with the…

Inclusion meetings scheduled at CEA for Homewood development project

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Pittsburgh Courier September 13, 2017 by Christian Morrow The Community Empowerment Association will host a series of meetings ahead of the final phase of the Addison Terrace development, called the Kelly Hamilton Construction Project, which will build 54 new, single-family units along Kelly Street and Hamilton Avenue in Homewood. The first, scheduled for Thursday, Sept.…

There is fresh produce out there — and a new guide helps Homewood residents find it

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 8, 2017 by Kate Giammarise A full-color, 33-page guide aims to connect Homewood residents with healthy fresh food in their community. The Homewood Healthy Food and gardening Access Guide, which contains information about community gardens, farmers’ markets, stores and emergency food resources, will be available beginning Saturday at the Homewood Good Food…

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 16, 2017 by Rebecca Sodergren A fruit cart provided three high school students with work experience and underserved neighborhoods with fresh fruit this summer — and the program may be continuing in other Pittsburgh neighborhoods on a more long-term basis. Timothy Lydon, a South Hills native who had lived in other U.S. cities…

New Community Engagement Center shows Pitt’s commitment to community

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Pittsburgh Courier August 11, 2017 by Diane L. Daniels Last month the University of Pittsburgh announced that Daren Ellerbee had been appointed as the Homewood Community Engagement Center director. The first of five CECs is projected to be established and operating in Homewood and servicing surrounding neighborhoods by spring 2018. “I’m excited about working in…