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Executive Summary The Coalition on Urban Affairs is a collaborative effort of community residents and various organizations; whose goal is to create and advance an urban agenda which allows for the re-establishment of model neighborhoods through advocacy and political action. Thus the vision is to “facilitate the transformation of under-developed neighborhoods into models of success. “ The Black Neighborhoods of the City of Pittsburgh use to be thriving...
Rev. Tony Lee was in his car on Saturday night when he heard the news that George Zimmerman had been found not guilty on all charges in the trial over the death of Trayvon Martin. "My phone and texts just started blowing up -- they all said, 'they found him not guilty,'" Lee said. Realizing that he was going to have to preach in the morning, the pastor began thinking of what he would say to his largely black congregation called Community of Hope outside of Washington, D.C. Many in the...
Black political Empowerment :drawing from our collective Interest to Leverage our Ability to Negotiate the Quality-of-life needs for our group. The Political climate have moved in our direction, do we have the Courage to Respond. Let's set up a meeting to discuss the Various Strategies that being discuss. Send your position on weather or not the Political landscape calls for a Coordinated, Centralize and Collective discussion on these matters. Strategy, The ground game:the...
Wednesday, 23 January 2013; Written by Genea Webb For New Pittsburgh Courier In Stogie Kenyatta’s opinion, Paul Robeson “is the most unique Black man born in America.” That’s why the Jamaican-born, New York-bred, seasoned actor decided to create the inspiring one-man show “The World is My Home—The Life of Paul Robeson.” The production, which Kenyatta said took him about 12 weeks to write, chronicles the inspiring life story of singer, actor, athlete, lawyer and activist Paul Robeson. The...
Category: Opinion Created on Friday, 18 January 2013 10:34 Published on Friday, 18 January 2013 10:34 Written by Courier Newsroom RASHAD BYRDSONG 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. President Obama’s victory highlighted two important things: 1. Money is required for a movement, but it is within the mobilization of individuals wherein true political power...