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NACA Home Buyers and Realtors workshop seeks to impact Black communities

  The New Pittsburgh Courier December 22, 2017 by Diane I. Daniels   With the belief that we must rebuild our communities, Pittsburgh Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess earlier this month provided what he considers a tool to initiate the process. “Just because our communities may be poor doesn’t mean we need to live poorly. We need […]

Recent events in Pittsburgh have residents ‘Buying Black’

  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.” […]

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

  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 […]

Teens Earn And Learn While Educating Their Neighbors About Lead Exposure

99.5 WESA August 17, 2017 by Kara Holsopple / Allegheny Front It’s a hot, sunny day in August, and high school students Mckayla Dixon, Anesa Reed, and Keith Jamison are working their summer jobs. The three teenagers are pounding the pavement, walking up and down hills, with clipboards in hand, hoping to talk with residents […]

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

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 […]