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Urban Redevelopment Authority in the News

Pittsburgh’s URA to turn over documents to federal authorities Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/pittsburghs-ura-to-turn-documents-over-to-federal-authorities-702825/#ixzz2eorxTcAv LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK writes an Open Letter to the URA in the New Pittsburgh Courier There are a number of people who are aware that I will be … Continue reading

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The URA Never Responded to Our Demands and Love Letter

Dear URA, Last month we delivered a letter at your August 8 board meeting calling for a different vision for development in Black Pittsburgh. We asked for a response and we have not heard from you. What we did hear … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh for Trayvon goes to DC for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Hear Democracy Now! excerpts from speeches on the August 24th March Essence Magazine – Video Montage – Includes Pittsburgh for Trayvon members! On the morning of August 28th, Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow posted the following staement … Continue reading

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Love Letter Delivered to URA and Talking to the Press

Hand Delivered and Read Outloud Talking to the Press Some press included: Deanna Garcia of 90.5 WESA., Mark Belko of the Post Gazette

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Dear URA, We LOVE Pittsburgh!

August 8, 2013 Dear Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, As residents of Pittsburgh, many of us born and raised here, we have celebrated, fallen in love, given birth, created beauty, experienced tragedy and  made irreplaceable memories here. We have played … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh for Trayvon’s First Date with the URA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday August 8, 2013 Contact: Pittsburgh for Trayvon: trayvonpgh@gmail.com 412.879.0344 @trayvonpgh On Thursday August 8, 2013, Pittsburgh For Trayvon will be dressed to impress for our first date with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) delivering a love … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh for Trayvon responds to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, 
Council Member Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
  Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Contact: Jenny Johnson, 412.879.0344 Pittsburgh for Trayvon recently sent the following statements to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Democratic Nominee Bill Peduto, and Pittsburgh City Council: Dear Mayor Ravenstahl, Your actions and statement have made … Continue reading

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INCITE! supports the call to FREE MARISSA ALEXANDER!

INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against our communities through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing. For more info, please visit: http://incite-national.org INCITE! supports the call to FREE … Continue reading

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Our Response to Mayor Ravenstahl

Statement from Ravenstahl in response to Our Demands: “Now is a time of intense reflection in America and I understand many of the emotions that have flooded our hearts and minds over the past week. Tragic gun violence, nationally or … Continue reading

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United Steelworkers Local 3657 Resolution Regarding Trayvon Martin Shooting

RESOLUTION REGARDING TRAYVON MARTIN SHOOTING Posted on July 25, 2013 by steelworkersolidarity Adopted: July 25, 2013 WHEREAS, USW Local 3657 is committed to promoting and advancing the cause of social and economic justice, and equality for everyone, and; WHEREAS, USW … Continue reading

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