One of my favorite parts of our Who's Next series is that it honors young Pittsburghers who already have a list of accomplishments and are on their way to doing even more. That's also a great way to describe many in the city's tech scene. So we're bringing back Who's Next: Tech for a second class of standouts. Tell us who we should include.
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Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo died after a shooting in the Hill District on Monday, WPXI reported. Per law enforcement, Wopo was in the driver’s seat when someone shot him and the passenger, the Post-Gazette reported. Just 15 minutes before the shooting, Wopo called his attorney to discuss a contract he was about to sign with Taylor Gang Entertainment, the label founded by Wiz Khalifa, per the PG. Complex took an in-depth look at Wopo's career last year calling him "The Hard-Edged Heir To Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller." In the Complex article, Wopo said Pittsburgh "means a lot to me" and credited local rappers as his musical influences.
- Forgotten for years in the Urban Redevelopment Authority basement, records revealed more than 300 properties in the Lower Hill District that were razed in the 1950s to make room for the Civic Arena. The records reveal descriptions, assessments, photos and more about the properties, as well as offer a glimpse into life in the Lower Hill District. (Post-Gazette)
- Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell, 74, revealed Monday that he has Parkinson's Disease. Rendell said he wanted to go public to send a message to people with symptoms that they should see a doctor and seek treatment. "Parkinson's Disease is not a death sentence," he said. (Philly.com)
- Lt. Gov candidate and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman has lost nearly 150 pounds and said he did it by eating right and avoiding sugar and carbs. Fetterman said he revamped his eating habits and started walking more as a way to live his best life. (TribLive)
- For the first time in more than 20 years, Carnegie Lake in Highland Park is stocked with fish and ready for urban fishing. Plans are in the works for a fishing derby and training to teach local youth to fish. (WESA)
You may know Salena Zito as the Pittsburgh reporter-turned-Trumpland whisperer-turned-nationally syndicated columnist and cable news talking head. You may not know her as a Harvard educator. But Zito is now leading a course at the prestigious university that takes students to corners of the country where Trump's message resonated and where the students, many of them from more metropolitan corners of the country, say they've found their preconceived notions challenged and the stereotypes challenged, too.
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🍹 5:30 p.m. June 25 (Allegheny Center): Meet our Who's Next: Food and Drink class.
🍦 Vote in the championship round of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Frozen Treat bracket by 10 a.m. June 26.
❓ Choose our next Peculiar Pittsburgh story by voting through June 26.
📱 Nominate rising stars for our second Who's Next: Technology class by 5 p.m. July 10.
Other events you'll love
📽 6 tonight (East Liberty): On the eve of World Refugee Day, see the documentary "Something Like Home."
📣 11 a.m. Wednesday (Downtown): Witness a citizenship ceremony for 10 immigrants at the World Refugee Day & Immigrant Heritage Month celebration.
🎵 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oakland): Relax mid-week with a free blues concert at Flagstaff Hill.
🍷 All day Thursday (various locations): Toast to summer with #LongestDayOfRose.
🌞 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Highland Park): Welcome the season of sun with 108 sun salutations.
💫 8 p.m. Thursday (North Side): Celebrate summer under the stars at SkyWatch.
💃 4 p.m. Friday (Wilkinsburg): Dance to advocate for safer streets
🏡 5 p.m. Friday (North Side): Sip wine while exploring Allegheny West homes.
🌳 5 p.m. Friday (Stanton Heights): Now that it's officially summer, party with Tree Pittsburgh.
🎭 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Attend a drag comedy show with Schwa de Vivre.