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Group launches website to provide news, give voice to Black community in Pittsburgh

A Pittsburgh-based group of artists and activists has launched a website aimed to amplify the city’s Black voices.

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INEZ, Staycee Pearl win $20,000 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards

Danielle Walker, a singer-songwriter and sound engineer who goes by the name INEZ, and Staycee R. Pearl, a choreographer and visual artist, are the recipients of this year’s Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards.

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Choreographer Staycee R. Pearl, musician INEZ named Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award honorees

Six artists recognized; one Established, one Emerging Artist each awarded $20,000

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Heinz Endowments awards $5.4 million grants to Black cultural organizations

The Heinz Endowments, in collaboration with the POISE Foundation, on Dec. 2 announced its selection of 16 cultural organizations that are the first grant recipients through the Pittsburgh’s Cultural Treasures program the Endowments launched this


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$5.4 million Cultural Treasures program supports 16 Black arts groups

Gail Austin has hired a couple of staff members for Kente Arts Alliance and is looking for a permanent home for the group, thanks to a $250,000 grant to support Black arts in Pittsburgh.

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Data science proved what Pittsburgh’s Black leaders knew: Racial disparities compound COVID risk

The ferocity of the covid-19 pandemic did what Black Pittsburgh — communities that make up a quarter of the city’s population — thought impossible. It shook the norms.

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