Pittsburgh Public Schools officials said Thursday that even after federal guidelines on transgender students were withdrawn, the district stands by its policies affirming "basic human rights." Teen singer and Pine-native Jackie Evancho, who was criticized for performing at Donald Trump's inauguration, tweeted at the president, asking him to meet with her and her sister, Juliet, to talk transgender rights. Hear more from the sisters.
At a shop in the Strip District, Dan Buczynski and Gregory Haduch make the city signs you see around Pittsburgh — all of them. The Incline got a tour and watched as Buczynski and Haduch handcrafted street signs and made silkscreens. Watch it here.
Pittsburgh's Somali Bantu community is on high alert after one of its own was beaten Tuesday in Beltzhoover. While police say it appears the crime was a robbery, Somalis like Omar are afraid. “When around the country Muslims have been assaulted almost every day, how can we not think that is not a hatred crime,” he said at a press conference Thursday, according to TribLive. Shortly before Donald Trump signed a travel ban that included Somalia, a former refugee from that country living in Pittsburgh told The Incline that "The fear is coming more and more with the people.”
|What||It's the fourth annual Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest. Enjoy 350 craft beers from the 'Burgh and across the country, food trucks, live music and more. You can also go Saturday afternoon or evening. All proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Partners and local partner Biggies Bullies.|
|Where||David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)|
|When||February 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm|
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It’s almost Lent, and whether or not you’re Catholic, spring = Friday Fish Fry. But which one serves the ultimate, can’t-possibly-get-this-outside-Pittsburgh fish fry? That’s the question we’re going to answer with the NCAA-style Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Bracket. First, help us choose which of the hundreds of churches and restaurants and fire halls in the region will get to compete, by nominating your favorite fish fry here by 5 p.m. today.
The much-hyped Stadium Series game at Heinz Field is ~almost~ upon us. But before you put on your beach attire to watch outdoor hockey in balmy February, take a minute to read the latest edition of DJ Gallo's Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings. What makes the list this week? The South Side, your fridge and pipe dreams.