Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
|Posted by Elwin Green on May 21, 2013 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
This is Homewood Nation's first editorial in support of a political candidate. I was reluctant to write it, because my background as a reporter trained me not to express support for political candidates. But I'm editor and publisher now, and endorsing candidates is a big part of what editors and publishers do.
I was also reluctant because I'm not politically astute, and not even politically inclined. Indeed, I am working through issues with the very word "politics" - which i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on May 15, 2013 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Mayoral candidates (l-r) Bill Peduto, Jack Wagner and Jake Wheatley at Tuesday evening's forum hosted by WESA FM. Photo: Halden Kirsch, WESA FM
Your choice between candidates for mayor of the City of Pittsburgh is in large part a philosophical one. Tuesday night WESA 90.5 FM hosted a public forum for City of Pittsburgh mayoral candidates Bill Peduto, Jack W...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on May 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM||comments (7)|
Late last night, I watched the video of Charles Ramsey, the man who rescued three women from their imprisonment in his next-door neighbor's house.
I had deliberately refrained from viewing it for a couple of reasons - 1) Homewood and Pittsburgh by themselves generally produce more news than I can handle; 2) I was waiting for The Virality Cycle (tm) to play itself out.
The Virality Cycle (tm) works like this:
1 - The event.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on May 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
House of Manna pastor, Rev. Eugene "Free Dom " Blackwell, was among the volunteers at the Homewood Liquids Station in today's running of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
As I write this, thousands of runners are still passing through Homewood as they reach the 17.6 mile mark in the 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
At that mark, the Ho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on April 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (1)|
It is understandable why Black Americans take pride in the historic milestone of participating in the election of the nation's first African American president 5 years ago, and his re-election last year.
Barack Obama's election was a serious blow to the ideology of "white supremacy", which used to be the conventional "wisdom" in American social and politica...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 26, 2013 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
The community forum on gun violence convened by State Rep. Ed Gainey brought a full house to the auditorium of the Homewood Carnegie Library last night:
Speakers included Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia "Cookie" Coleman, who had an entire career on the Pittsburgh force before going to Wilkinsburg; Zone 5 Commander Timothy O'Connor and Rob Conroy, Western Pennsylvan...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays, died Friday at the age of 74.
Before she became Mrs. Mays, she was Mae Louise Allen, of Homewood. This is from the obituary story at www.MLB.com:
Mae Louise Allen was born on May 26, 1938. She grew up in the racially segregated Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where sh...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Dozens of volunteers in orange vests are working throughout Homewood this morning, in the Homewood-Squirrel Hill Redd-Up. The event happens on the third Saturday of April every year.
Here, some of Bethany Baptist Church's 30 or so volunteers tame a wild lot in the 7700 block of Tioga Street:
Across the street, a second crew gathered this mound of debris and trash in...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM||comments (2)|
(PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This entry was written and posted on April 18, before the entry below about the meeting on gun violence. I have no idea why my web host's software assigned it tomorow's date.)
This started out as a Facebook post. I'm sharing it here to widen the conversation.
This question is for anyone who worked on Barack Obama's campaign, either in 2008 or in 2012: How did you do it? How was the campaign team organized? How did you operate? What tools...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Homewood artist Vanessa German addresses the audience at last night's meeting on gun violence at the Carnegie Library-Homewood.
About 50 people came out last night for a community meeting on gun violence sponsored by the Black Women's Empowerment Institute.
Speakers for the program included Zone 5 police commander Timothy O'Connor, Tim Stevens of the Black Polit...Read Full Post »