Author: The Associated Press

From the Steel City to West Africa, Allderdice grad is new public policy manager for Uber

JACQUELYN OMOTALADE, known locally as “Kia,” is Uber’s new public policy manager for West Africa. (Photo by Laura Petrilla)

Uber’s new public policy manager for West Africa is Allderdice graduate

Natalie Jones is one proud mom.

Teens fight back against bullying …Beltzhoover kids, teens take a stand (Courier exclusive story)

WILLIAM LEWIS, a senior at Carrick High School, raps during an anti-bullying event in Beltzhoover, June 24.

It was a sunny, summer Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh, and kids and teens could have been doing any number of things.

But in Beltzhoover, kids and teens decided to take a stand.

TO SUSPEND or NOT TO SUSPEND? …Advocacy groups push Pittsburgh Public Schools to eliminate K-5 suspensions

GWEN’S GIRLS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KATHI ELLIOTT speaks to anti-suspension supporters during a June 19 rally outside the district administration building in Oakland.

To suspend, or not to suspend—it’s an issue that’s hotter than Pittsburgh’s summer heat.

An Honorable Anniversary – Arthur and Justice Cynthia A. Baldwin, celebrating 50 years of marriage (PHOTOS)

Celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary for Arthur Baldwin and Justice Cynthia Baldwin

PBMF launches photography project showcasing positivity in Homewood

THE SELFIE—Mentor Kenneth Neely taking a selfie with Dorian Epps, Sovren Gray, Foster Owens, George B. Robinson, Elijah Steave and Richard W. Taylor Jr.

In Pittsburgh’s predominately-Black neighborhoods such as Homewood, there are men who go above and beyond to take care of their families, watch over their neighbors, run community programs, teach, preach, and more.

Helping the homeless and others less fortunate in Pittsburgh, Tyrone T-Bird Burrell

TYRONE BURRELL passes out flowers to mothers during Mother’s Day weekend in Market Square, Downtown.

It is ‘who God wanted me to be’

Sometimes, it takes a person who’s been down that road, walked down that path, and encountered that pain in order to understand that other person.

State of Black Pittsburgh – Urban League’s Esther Bush says City’s workforce ‘has to be more diverse’

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT—Urban League CEO Esther Bush talks with WQED’s Chris Moore about the State of Black Pittsburgh, June 1. (Photos by Brian Cook)

Just what is the State of Black Pittsburgh?

Outstanding? Terrible? Somewhere in between?

Journalist April Ryan pulls no punches about President Trump at PublicSource event

APRIL RYAN as a journalist never wanted to become the story, but has been on several occasions. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

White House Correspondent says she had to pray ‘long and hard’
at prospects of Trump becoming President

Veteran journalist and White House correspondent April Ryan knew Donald Trump was going to win the presidential election.

Valuable lessons learned – Pete Henderson’s never-give-up attitude leads to Gabriella’s

A NEW DIRECTION—Pete Henderson, with Morgan Diggs, leads the charge at Gabriella’s, a South Side eatery located at 301 E. Carson St. (Photo by John Ford)

Pete Henderson tried and tried to flip those eggs that Eddie Owens asked him to do—without breaking them.

Dr. Harry Lanauze – Tuskegee Airman, retired physician, better man

PROUD MOMENT—In this undated photo, Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harry Lanauze stands proudly with wife, Helen, front, and daughter after viewing the list of names on the Roll of Honor. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

‘Flyboy’ mural beautifies Wilkinsburg

WILKINSBURG RISING—Neon Coleman-Beauford is elated as Hebru Brantley puts the finishing touches on his mural, “Flyboy,” on Wallace Avenue in Wilkinsburg. (Photo by Emmai Alaquiva)

The mural near the Busway is ‘so much more than art’

There’s a new resident in Wilkinsburg.

Meet “Flyboy.”

From research to science, Taylor does it all


The Ellis School senior was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh as a Stamps Scholar

Have you heard of the Stamps Scholars?

It’s not just any scholars program. If a high school senior attains such the honor, they are awarded a full scholarship to say, the University of Pittsburgh, including mandatory fees, room and board, and an allowance for purchasing textbooks.