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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR POLITICAL ELECTED OFFICIALS IN A JOB WILL DONE!

NOW IT'S TIME TO WORK ON A PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN THE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES INVESTED IN TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY!

BLACK POLITICAL ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMUNITY REPORT OUT MEETING.

THE MEETING WAS CONVENE AT COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT ASSOCIATION IN HOMEWOOD. COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM ALL LEGISLATIVE AND COUNCIL DISTRICTS WAS IN ATTENDANCE.
IMVITED GUESS WAS COUNTY EXECUTIVE ,THE MAYOR, ALLEGHENY CONFER ENCE, PARTNERS FOR WORK, PITTSBURGH AND POISE FOUNDATION ,URA,HOUSING AUTHORITY.

BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS BEEN HAVING ON GOING NEGOTIATIONS IN BRINGING TOGETHER A COLLABORATION OF COUNTY CITY AUTHORITIES AND FOUNDATIONS THAT HAVE COLLECTIVELY AGREED TO INVESTING THE NECESSARY RESOURCES IN TO THE BLACK CO
MMUNITY E.G WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT HOUSING,COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,SMALL BUSINESSES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, FAMILY YOUTH AND CHILDREN SERVICES.

WE HAVE TO STRATEGIZE AND OPERATIONALIZE THE NEXT STEP.

EACH PUBLIC ELECTED OFFICIAL SHOULD CATEGORIZE THERE INTREST AND IDENTIFY COMPETENT COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO START DEVELOPING A SCOPE OF SERVICE AND HOW THE BROADER INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES WILL BE INVESTED AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

EACH COMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE REPRESENTATION IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS AND MOVING TOWARD THE CREATION OF A CITY WIDE ADVISORY GROUP OVERSEEING THE IMPLEMENTATION INVESTMENT PLAN.

LASTLY, IDENTIFY ADVISORY COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT WOULD SIT DOWN WITH CITY AND COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND FOUNDATIONS LEADERSHIP TO MODIFY THERE POLICIES TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEW PLAN ON CHARITABLE GIVING,SUPPORT SERVICES AND EQUITY IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES INTO ADDRESSING SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS WORKING PLAN SHOULD TAKE NO MORE THEN 6 MONTHS.
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An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials,The Development Of A SOCIAL,CULTURE, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC MANDATE FOR BLACK PITTSBURGH!

I would like to congratulate you for a great job in bringing Black Pittsburgh together in these community forums. The unification of these collective formations is critical during the age of Trump. I would like to bring to your attention and I am sure that you are aware that there continues to be exclusion of Black People on major economic development projects in Pittsburgh.

Per this article it's a reminder that there are still some deep seated disparities and racial issues that still need to be addressed in the city that we live in.

We come together in celebrating the new Pittsburgh, however for many of us when it comes to equality it's the old Pittsburgh. We claim to be a city of Champions the Steelers, the Pirates the penguin and the downtown beautiful landscape. The university community brings high educational and technological advancement to our city. However, when you look beneath the surface the horrors of systemic systematic structural racism is alive and well. The call for equality and greater economic participation should prioritize our neighborhood and community agenda.

There has been several studies around the social index of black people in the areas of unemployment, housing, small business development, home ownership, education, health, and poverty. We still hover as the lowest for social and economic disparities as we are on the lower social rudder of each of these categories.

There has to be an orchestrated and intentional approach in assessing and strategizing the conversation around negotiating with the majority leadership of the city. Public enforceable policies have to be developed to ensure that there is equitable distribution of economic Investments based on our tax dollars that is being invested and earmarked for the Black community.

We have to invest in strong economic and viable institutions that can create and sustain a strong economic infrastructure in our communities and neighborhoods. We have to build black wealth sustained by credit unions, home ownership, and small businesses. We have to build partnerships with developers assisting in job and business creation with opportunities for entrepreneurship, educational and technological training and advancement for young people in our community.

I am proposing that we have a town hall meeting consisting of folks that are in your district and have supported you. I would like to be part of this organizing effort.

It is imperative that food shelter and clothing, our basic fundamental rights, are protected and addressed.

Respectfully

Rashad
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SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH FROM 12NOON TILL 5PM 7120 KELLY ST. (412)371-3689HI decided to do this video because a lot of Black people don't know the history of Black hair and natural hairstyles and the significance it held in Africa....
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HAPPY NEW YEAR'S TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS! ... See MoreSee Less

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CEA WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE GREAT SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS. WE'RE WISHING EVERYONE SEASON'S GREETING AND A PROSPEROUS LIBERATING NEW YEAR'S! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to Community Empowerment Association

Our core belief is that families develop best in a community with a sense of order, positive social interaction and opportunities supported by positive adults. It is CEA’s aim and commitment to work with individuals and families to build, foster and empower the African American Community through capitalization of indigenous support, community stakeholders, organized networks, and community education. CEA’s culture frameworks are clearly unique to human and social service providers in the Pittsburgh region. Take your time to browse through each page, and get to know CEA.