In response to the police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, faith leaders from around the country are starting a dialogue about racial disparities and what it means to be a person of color in America. We’ll hear more on the community conversation from Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network President Reverend Rodney Lyde and Reverend Dave Swanson.
Rev. Lyde, pastor of Baptist Temple Church in Homewood, responded Sunday to a call from the Allegheny County Health Department and a coalition of Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches to preach against gun violence.
Supporters of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ embattled incoming superintendent outnumbered his critics Monday and urged the Pittsburgh Public Schools board to stand by its pick despite plagiarism and apparently embellished data in his resume.
When the board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools hired Anthony Hamlet as its next superintendent, supporters hoped the move would unite the district behind a vision of Pittsburgh’s future. Instead, they worry, it has led to a divisive debate about Mr. Hamlet’s past.
Labor advocates gathered Monday at the August Wilson Center for a panel discussion on the recently released report, “A Pittsburgh that Works for Working People.” The study, conducted by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, included a series of recommendations they believe would improve the lives of Pittsburghers. The panel, which included economists, service workers and religious and elected leaders, discussed what steps the city would need to take to implement the proposals.
Today, UPMC announced they would be raising the minimum wage at most of their Pittsburgh facilities to $15/hr. by 2021.