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Pittsburgh Civil Rights Activist Lovette Died

Thelma Williams Lovette — a longtime civic, political and civil rights activist, who was cherished in the Hill District for her grace and steely resolve — died on Saturday in Mesa, Ariz., following a recent stroke, her daughter said. She was 98 . . .”

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June 2014 Events for (African American) Men

Pittsburgh Steelers Men’s Fantasy Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers invite you to join us at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe from Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014. The weekend begins with a tour of Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon at either 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. Your weekend at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA will begin with registration at 5 p.m. on Friday followed by a food and beverage reception attended by Steelers Alumni.



Dads Conference Featuring Coach Mike Tomlin

Become a better, more godly father and stronger role model in your community. Join Steelers’ Coach Mike Tomlin, radio personality Tunch Ilkin, Ed Glover of Urban Impact Foundation, and Dr. Tony Evans of The Urban Alternative. Plus, attend relevant breakout sessions with some of Pittsburgh’s most dynamic pastors. June 7th from 7:30a to 3:30p.

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On Thursday, April 10, 2014, I had the honor of listening to Dr. John Francis, Planet Walker. He was invited to speak at the Inspire Speak Series at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. Dr. Francis was sponsored by The Green Building Alliance. He was an African American environmentalist long before environmentalism coalesced into a national movement in the late 20th Century and a cultural way of being in the 21st Century. Watch his Ted Talk:

He proudly continues to advocate for the earth.

John Francis walks the Earth, carrying a message of careful, truly sustainable development and respect for our planet.



Daisy E. Lampkin, African American History in Pittsburgh

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Daisy E. Lampkin is a famous Pittsburgher. A historical marker outlining her life is in The Hill District, a historically African American neighborhood near the Consol Center in Pittsburgh.

“Daisy Lampkin was one of the best-known leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during a crucial era in the organization’s history. By the time that World War II erupted, she was already well known among African Americans. In the 1910s, Lampkin had been a tireless worker for women’s suffrage. Investing in Robert Vann’s Pittsburgh Courier in 1918, she eventually became its major stockholder, and in 1929 its vice president. That same year, Lampkin became co-chairperson of the national NAACP’s anti-lynching campaign in Pennsylvania. Lampkin was so successful fundraising in this campaign that the NAACP made her its national field secretary, a position she held for eighteen years. In the 1930s, Lampkin helped form the National Council of Negro Women, and toured widely, helping build NAACP chapters and raise funds in cities throughout the nation . . .” (Daisy E. Lampkin Historical Marker,

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Daisy E. Lampkin, Historical Marker                                                           (Photo by African American in Pittsburgh)

Look for the marker at 2519 Webster Avenue in the Hill District!



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