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Tony Buba

Black American Steelworkers, Erased

Black American steelworkers’ story and their history must be preserved. Their sacrifice and struggle against apartheid-like conditions in the steel mills and communities surrounding them are rarely if ever mentioned. Mainstream media’s intentional ignorance towards Black American working-class men and women persists and often negates the especially important, valuable contributions that Black American men and […]

Braddock Art Gallery Seeks Funding

A project meant to strengthen the role of marginalized Braddock residents in their community’s redevelopment is seeking $20,000 via an Indiegogo campaign that has just weeks to go. The Visual Landscape Gallery Boutique, an art gallery and a community-resource center, is an initiative of the Braddock Inclusion Project.  The nonprofit BIP is run by Isaac Bunn, […]

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 […]