Martin Luther King speaks at Univ. of Pittsburgh, Nov. 1966 (photo by Ross Catanza) [via The Digs]There have been a few articles in the last few years that offer some insight into the times that Dr. King made a visit to Pittsburgh.
The Post-Gazette’s archive blog, The Digs, posted some photos from Dr. King’s visit to speak at the University of Pittsburgh on November 1, 1966 as well as some of his previous visits to town.
Last year, Rick Sebak wrote a story for Pittsburgh Magazine, which details many of the visits Dr. King made to Pittsburgh before his death.… Read the rest
A very Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating today! Many Pittsburghers are celebrating the traditional feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day on January 6 and January 7 is Orthodox Christmas Day, also known as Russian Christmas or Serbian Christmas.
Celebrating Orthodox Christmas in Pittsburgh
Due to the cold and the fact I have a cold, I didn’t make it out to a Christmas Eve service this year. The Trib’s Christina Sheleheda writes about her experience celebrating Orthodox Christmas. I wrote a guide to Pittsburgh Orthodox Christmas services in 2016, I have not updated the post for 2018,… Read the rest
It’s probably not cool to nerd out about transportation, but boy howdy did we ever at the Western PA Mobility Showcase hosted by City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). The Showcase, held in Oakland at Pitt’s Alumni Hall, featured everything from autonomous vehicles to bike shares to other futuristic stuff like a hyperloop proposal as well as a super sweet electric car.
In a release announcing the event, the Director of DOMI, Karina Ricks, outlined the importance of the Showcase, saying “transportation is radically changing. New choices in travel and new technologies make it cleaner and more… Read the rest
Lakeisha Wolf, Executive Director of Ujamaa Collective, presents at the Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event
Two women-focused nonprofits were awarded $500 each at December 15th’s Social Venture Partners’ Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event. The event, held at Google Pittsburgh’s HQ, was a culmination of a fourteen-week accelerator program from Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, a philanthropic grantmaking organization based on the venture capital model.
The night’s $500 recipients were Ujamaa Collective and Prototype PGH. Ujamaa Collective invests in the economic and social growth of Africana women entrepreneurs and artisans through a boutique in the Hill District and Prototype PGH… Read the rest
Are you a ‘buy local’ person? Did you ditch the big box stores and shop small for this holiday season? If so, then you get a gold star! Buying local is investing in your community. It’s taking your hard earned cash and giving it to your neighbor. That transfer of money doesn’t go out of town; it stays right here in Pittsburgh.
But, shopping small is not be the only way to support your favorite local business. There is now a way to ‘invest local!’
We spoke with Ken Martin, Co-Founder of Honeycomb Credit, to learn about the struggles small… Read the rest