Activists and community members met in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to prepare their response to what has at various times been billed as an "alt-right," "free speech" or "far-right" rally at Google's headquarters in Pittsburgh. Soon after they did, organizers of the event announced it had been postponed due to "Alt Left Terrorist threats." Meanwhile, WESA reports black Pittsburgh activists are still working to formulate a plan of action moving forward. The city is also organizing a noon prayer service Friday on Grant Street "for the city to come together during a trying time," Mayor Bill Peduto told the Post-Gazette.
For decades, a statue of native son and renowned composer Stephen Foster has sat on Forbes Avenue in Oakland. And for decades, the statue has drawn criticism over what some call its racist and offensive imagery. Now, with cities nationwide removing monuments to the Confederacy and a city in Virginia still mourning, Pittsburgh officials say they're reevaluating the Foster statue amid questions about its appropriateness for public display.
If you're looking to talk tech in Pittsburgh, there's probably an event happening today — maybe two or three. It's an upward trend that's been noticeable for a while now. While the connections are a positive, there's an increasing risk of scheduling conflicts. And while burnout is possible, it’s also avoidable, tech leaders said, adding that the calendar needs to keep evolving with Pittsburgh’s startups.
|What||At this multi-day festival, eat Italian foods, play bocce, see a pizza stretching demonstration, and watch (or participate in) Italian Idol. Dubbed as the region’s largest heritage festival, Little Italy Days has been a Pittsburgh tradition for more than a decade. The festivities run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.|
|Where||Liberty Avenue (Bloomfield)|
|When||August 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm to August 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm|
|How much||Free admission|
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Starting today, the bathroom signs at Square Cafe will go from blah man/woman symbols to colorful creations featuring Wonder Woman and a unicorn. The changes are aimed at making all customers including trans people comfortable when in the space, owner Sherree Goldstein. One sign even says, “Be who you wanna be, pee if you wanna pee.”
It's August, and Pittsburgh-area stores are already peddling pumpkin stuff — and even Christmas wares. We've spotted everything from pumpkin cupcakes to Santa decorations. Here's our appeal for everybody to pump the brakes and soak up these warm Pittsburgh days while we've got them — and we've got plenty of ideas on how to make the best of the next summery month.