Sala Udin http://wesa.fm en Coalition of African American Groups Hold Forum for Democratic Gubornatorial Candidates http://wesa.fm/post/coalition-african-american-groups-hold-forum-democratic-gubornatorial-candidates <p></p><p>How are the candidates for governor planning to take on the issues in the commonwealth’s African American community?</p><p>That’s what a coalition of African American organizations want to find out during its forum April 22<sup>nd</sup>.</p><p>The coalition invited the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - Robert McCord and Kathleen McGinty accepted, but Thomas Wolf and Allyson Schwartz were unable to clear their schedules.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:09 +0000 Jessica Nath 27735 at http://wesa.fm Coalition of African American Groups Hold Forum for Democratic Gubornatorial Candidates Fate of August Wilson Center An Open Question http://wesa.fm/post/fate-august-wilson-center-open-question <p>In 2009, a gleaming performing arts space opened to great fanfare in downtown Pittsburgh.</p><p>Named after renowned playwright and native son August Wilson, it was meant to be a hub for African-American theater, art and education.</p><p>Today, the August Wilson Center is for sale, unable to pay its bills. But many wonder why it was allowed to get to this point.</p><p>August Wilson grew up in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in the 1940s and '50s. He met Sala Udin in parochial school.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:29:07 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 24718 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Civil Rights Leader Remembers the 1963 March on Washington http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-civil-rights-leader-remembers-1963-march-washington <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-7f443f84-abce-4df3-c0fb-f86ce45fc1d6" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Long-time civil right activist and former Pittsburgh City Councilman Sala Udin recently spoke with WESA Senior News Editor, Mark Nootbaar about his <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/sala-udin-remembers-march-washington">memories of the 1963 March on Washington</a>. </span> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:31:50 +0000 Heather McClain 15343 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Civil Rights Leader Remembers the 1963 March on Washington Sala Udin Remembers the March on Washington http://wesa.fm/post/sala-udin-remembers-march-washington <p>Fifty years ago, Sala Udin was a 19-year-old living with his aunt and cousin in New York. He was involved in the civil rights movement but was not as active in the struggle as he would soon become.<br> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 02:52:50 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 15280 at http://wesa.fm