WHEN: Today, June 23, 2007, 10:00 AM
WHERE: City-County Building on Grant at 10:00 AM. Then, the group will march to Freedom Corner for an 11:30 AM rally.
Chris Moore (Black Horizons, offQ, KDKA Radio) was subbing on Honsberger Live (when will PCNC break down and give that show to Chris?) this week and during a discussion of the Larimer Fire a caller tried to call out Moore on his involvement with the Black community. Moore pushed back challenging the caller if he knew where Moore would be this Saturday morning and betting that he wouldn't see the caller there.
I had no idea what Moore was referring to until I happened across the Invisible Men blog at the Post-Gazette which mentioned today's Black Male Solidarity Day:
First up, I want to tell you about what is being billed as Black Male Solidarity Day. Organizers are asking black men to "man up" and confront the ills of violence, incarceration and joblessness to make a change for self-determination and building a collective consensus. It is asking all black males in Western Pennsylvania to gather at the City-County Building on Grant on June 23 at 10 a.m. From there, the group will march to Freedom Corner for an 11:30 a.m. rally.Googling "Black Male Solidarity Day" led me to a Brotha Ash Production's (BAP) webpage which gives lots more info, including a list of the many organizations and prominent people endorsing the event. (BAP also hosts a page for Tim Stevens' B-PEP, The Black Political Empowerment Project, which we've linked to in past posts.)
You can also read about the march and rally in a couple of New Pittsburgh Courier articles (here and here) and coming back full circle, in today's P-G here.