Marching Into The Future






“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is represented by two characters, one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”                                 John Fitzgerald Kennedy   They came in unprecedented numbers from every corner of the nation, from cities and small […]

URA Files Suspect Development Grant Without Consulting Residents






The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article on August 29, 2015, revealing that one month earlier, on July 31, The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh submitted a $3 million grant application to the State of PA’s Department of Community and Economic Development, for a roadway to be built from the neighborhood of Panther Hollow in Oakland, […]

Housing Crisis Impacts Hill District Residents






By Carl Redwood In Pittsburgh there is an affordable housing crisis, which is severely impacting families and households with low and very low incomes. Black families are being forced out of the city in large numbers because of their lack of affordable housing options. Over the last four decades, politicians have promised a city that […]

Preserving the Soul of Pittsburgh






By Ray Gerard Increasingly, concerned groups are pointing out that Pittsburgh’s development policies are having hugely negative effects on the very neighborhoods they’re supposedly developing. People are being priced out of their homes, evicted from their apartments, and made to feel unwelcome in their own neighborhoods. Project after project is aimed toward the very wealthiest […]

Fighting For Public Transit and Equitable Communities






By Molly Nichols and Casy Stelitano Between 2007 and 2013, the Port Authority of Allegheny County was faced with a severe funding crisis and cut 30% of their service, eliminating over 100 bus routes, laying off hundreds of workers and closing a garage. In just 4 years, fares went up 25%. This story is far […]