Braddock

Trump Budget Cuts Continue the Erasure of Black life in America

In addition to major budget cuts to a number of major federal government agencies, the White House budget released Thursday proposes the complete elimination of a number of smaller departments and programs. Budget cuts that will disproportionately devastate Black Americans.Last year, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump condescendingly said to African-Americans, “You live in your poverty, your […]

#dotherightthingin2017: The lack of Black leadership in America

#dotherightthingin2017 will become one of the key slogans and pleas used by the Braddock Inclusion Project to encourage Black leadership in the Pittsburgh region and throughout America’s Black communities in 2017.  As the brutality of Black people went viral Black leadership was silent. In 2017 Black leadership must #dotherightthingin2017. Actions such as that demonstrated by NAACP leader Cornell […]

Braddock, PA “Keeping It Local”

Braddock, Pa is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest communities. It has been for decades.  As with most historic Black communities it’s been slated for Gentrification. A common theme this campaign season has been disappointment over how little our elected representatives have accomplished. Gridlock and infighting have prevented the passage of much legislation that deals with long-term […]

In Braddock, Black Town, White Power Strucure

Braddock — and inner-ring suburbs throughout the United States — resemble Braddock, Pa. Majority-black with a virtually all-white power structure controlling who gets what, when, and how. Longtime privileged who have retained control of patronage jobs, municipal and financial contracts….. all awarded to allies, relatives or friends of the elite within the region. Pittsburgh continues […]

Braddock InclusionProject: Programs

The Braddock Inclusion Project wants to develop solutions to a prominent question that busy parents in the Braddock region ask: what and where are the available activities for my children?   In today’s health conscious climate, parents are not only in search of fun activities, but ones that build healthy minds and stimulates self sustaining attributes. The […]