Earlier this month, the city and Leon Ford reached a settlement to pay Ford $5.5 million after he was shot during a 2012 traffic stop and paralyzed. City Paper requested records of city settlements from civil rights complaints in the last decade and found that Ford’s settlement nearly equalled the total paid out in 43 settlements from 2008 to 2017. Here’s more about those settlements.
A new book, "Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance," tells the stories of the rise and fall of Pittsburgh as a center for black culture. Author Mark Whitaker spoke with Marketplace about the book which includes family ties, legacies built in music and sports and more. “...what it really is, is a story of black history in the middle of the 20th century because every major story in black history passed through Pittsburgh," Whitaker said.
Pittsburgh’s food scene kicked off with a strong start, welcoming a long-awaited taco joint, a healthy casual spot and an Indian BBQ already attracting ardent fans. We dig in to what's new in Pittsburgh's food scene, what's coming this month and what's on the horizon. Here's where to eat this month.
A party at the Priory kicks off the North Side's two-week-long Mardi Gras celebration, which features 40 restaurants, pubs and businesses offering entertainment and New Orleans and other Pre-Lenten inspired food and drink specials. At the Priory event, enjoy music, international cuisine and dancing, with proceeds benefitting Work, a relief organization helping Haitians find employment.
Where: Grand Hall at the Priory at 614 Pressley St. (North Side)
When: February 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $20
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Last night, we celebrated an amazing class of young leaders making a difference in Pittsburgh's fitness scene. And today, we're asking for nominations for an upcoming class — this time, it's business and finance. Tell us about the under-40 stars who are shaping Pittsburgh's companies and financial institutions. Deadline to submit a nominee is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.
You log in to Facebook to catch up with friends, update family members and find out what's happening on your block. But Facebook is constantly changing, making those things easier and harder to find, depending on the day. The news this week, though, is that Facebook is reprioritizing local news. "Local news helps build community -- both on and offline. It's an important part of making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is valuable," Zuck wrote. We agree. To make sure you're seeing updates from The Incline, you can like and follow The Incline here. We'd sure appreciate it — and we promise to bring you the most important news of the day to your feed, making your day easier.