Coalition invites community participation to envision a better future for Black Pittsburghers
The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Obama Academy in East Liberty. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.
New report calls for more resources, educational supports for Pittsburgh’s Black families
The document 'provides tremendous insights into these families’ truths, challenges, and triumphs,' its authors wrote.
Black families are falling further behind on home ownership | Analysis
The Black-white disparity in homeownership is larger now than it was in 1960.
Why doesn’t the Phillies roster look like Philadelphia? | Capital-Star Letters
In a city with a majority minority population, shouldn’t they be trying to harder to reflect their hometown?
Local groups launch campaign to encourage pay equity in Pittsburgh
In Pittsburgh, the pay gap between Black women and white men is larger than the national average. A new campaign aims to close the gap.
COVID in Black and white: A Juneteenth reflection | Opinion
The epidemiological data linking the social construct of race to the physical reality of suffering are painfully clear.
New survey highlights inequities faced by Black women in Pittsburgh
'We need folks to recognize that these reports and data, these statistics, these experiences, they are real,' advocate Rochelle Jackson said.
Unemployed, Black, and with a record: Companies should rethink hiring policies, study suggests
'Employers need to understand that one big reason they cannot find the workers they need is too often they exclude those who have had involvement with the criminal justice system,' an expert said.
AlleCo DA Zappala rescinds policy halting plea deals to Black lawyer who called his office racist
Between 2016 and 2017, Zappala’s office charged Black teens as adults 20 times as often as it charged white teens as adults in Allegheny County.
We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea Custis
A permanent broadband benefit would rightfully place broadband access in the same category as food, healthcare, and education – things that all Americans count on for survival and basic opportunity.
As Philadelphia educators get vaccinated, city’s Black teachers remain underrepresented
Some district teachers are expected to return to their classrooms Wednesday in anticipation of students resuming in-person learning on March 8, the city and school officials said Monday.
More than two months after launch, Philly’s racial vaccine gap persists
Black residents remain under-represented among those who have received the first-vaccine dose compared to their share of the city’s population (44 percent)