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DATE: April 22, 2009 Green the Ghetto’s First! Late last month (March 27) County Executive Dan Onoroto hosted a regional strategy session to discuss how Southwestern PA could “Grow a Greener Economy”. The identified focus was on promoting green jobs, buildings and entrepreneurs. Indeed, if a regional strategy is being developed then I strongly urge the County Executive and the City to also concentrate on Greening the Southwestern PA Ghettos First. President Obama’s thrust to...
MESSAGE TO THE GRASSROOTS: The Importance of the Ground Game Educate Activate Mobilize THE PROBLEM: We Need a Ground Game In the weeks following the most recent Presidential election, many attest that it was President Obama’s “ground game” that won him the white house for a second term. Many argue that while Romney/Ryan focused on their self-promotion or on challenging Obama on the issues, Obama’s campaign, took to the social media networks, even encouraging supporters via...
T. Rashad Byrdsong Speech Given 9-6-08 at the “Meet & Greet” for the African American Leadership Institute A people without a past – are a people without a History – and a people without a history are a people without roots – and a people without roots Have No Foundation! There is an African proverb that says: Not until the lion tells the story of the hunt – the story will not be told. Before I begin, it is very important that we, as Elders, apologize to our...
Get the Flyer Black Awareness Community Development Organization Jitu Sadiki 760) 409-1745 It’s no secret that for some, childhood isn’t what it used to be. Once representative of purity and innocence, often youth of color are only presented with poverty, blight, and despair. The toy soldiers and playground pastimes have been replaced with survival games and street wars. Recently, two particularly charged school yard crimes garnered national outrage as families...
K. Leroy Irvis Science Building Tuesday, February 22nd marks the first step towards revisiting construction of the K. Leroy Irvis Science Building at the Community College of Allegheny County – Allegheny Campus. Sadly, this project has been mired in controversy since it’s inception regarding the use of Union vs Merit Shop contractors and the requirement of a Project Labor Agreement. Implementation of a PLA would require that 90% of the workers on the project belong to a labor union, while...