Black Community http://wesa.fm en Finding the Value of Agriculture in Communities of Color http://wesa.fm/post/finding-value-agriculture-communities-color <p>Today marks the beginning of the 6th annual <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kinks-locks-twists-environmental-and-reproductive-justice-conference-2014">Kinks, Locks &amp; Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Justice conference</a>.</p><p>New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice coordinates the event and facilitates conversations on health, wellness, and the environment as they pertain to communities of color.</p><p>LaTasha Mayes, Founder and Executive Director of <a href="http://www.newvoicespittsburgh.org/">New Voices Pittsburgh</a> discussed the evolution of the conference and its connection to the community over the years. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:29:03 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25424 at http://wesa.fm Finding the Value of Agriculture in Communities of Color Remembering Dr. Rex Crawley http://wesa.fm/post/remembering-dr-rex-crawley <p>Dr. Rex Crawley was a longtime professor at Robert Morris University and founder and co-director of the <a href="http://bmldi.weebly.com/">Black Male Leadership and Development Institute</a>.</p><p>He died last week of complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 49.</p><p><a href="http://wesa.fm/post/training-next-generation-african-american-leaders"><strong>We spoke with him in June</strong></a>, as the institute’s week-long workshops were getting underway and talked about the need for such an institution in Southwestern PA.</p><p>Dr. Crawley is survived by his wife, Daria and two sons, Xavier and Vaughan. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:01:01 +0000 Heather McClain 20693 at http://wesa.fm Remembering Dr. Rex Crawley Community, Corporate Leaders Pledge Commitment to Racial Equity in Business Sector http://wesa.fm/post/community-corporate-leaders-pledge-commitment-racial-equity-business-sector <p>Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (left) and B-PEP's Tim Stevens said the corporate community needs to be more diverse, especially in management and board positions.</p><p><a href="http://wesa.fm/#edit">Edit</a> | <a href="http://wesa.fm/#remove">Remove</a></p><p>The Pittsburgh region has been doing relatively well the last few years, with the region returning to pre-recession employment levels faster than the national average.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:10:53 +0000 Deanna Garcia 10085 at http://wesa.fm Community, Corporate Leaders Pledge Commitment to Racial Equity in Business Sector Black Filmmakers Changing the Game http://wesa.fm/post/black-filmmakers-changing-game <p></p><p></p><p><strong>&nbsp; </strong></p><p><strong>"Black Men on a Hero's Journey."</strong></p><p>Armed with <strong><a href="http://www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com/index.php/featured-news/metro/12903-re-writing-the-script-and-changing-the-game-adjusting-the-image-of-black-males">cameras as weapons</a></strong>, 10 black men are chosen each year for the <strong><a href="http://gamechangersproject.org/">Game Changers Project</a></strong>, a fellowship which highlights positive black male images in the media by promoting some of America's emerging documentary film leaders.&nbsp; And many of those leaders come from Pittsburgh. Thu, 09 May 2013 23:00:24 +0000 Heather McClain 9279 at http://wesa.fm Black Filmmakers Changing the Game