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Premiered June 7, 2018

The State of Black Pittsburgh, returns for its third year, examining a cross section of the many factors affecting Greater Pittsburgh’s African American community. Educators, politicians, activists, and community leaders discuss the social, political and cultural issues that shape the community, and the steps that will lead to a future of equality, prosperity and inclusion.

The State of Black Pittsburgh was broadcast from the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED.


Chris Moore and Lisa Washington 


Michelle Massie, Director, Research & Communications, A+ Schools
Dr. Andre Samuel, Director, The Citizens Science Lab
Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Ruth Byrd-Smith, Director, Allegheny County, Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department
James Myers Jr., Director, Community Affairs & Business Development, UrbanInnovation 21
Carolyn Peeks, Board Member, Larimer Consensus
Dr. Larry E. Davis, Dean, Donald M. Henderson Professor, and Director, Center on Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh
Valerie McDonald Robert, Chief Urban Affairs Officer, City of Pittsburgh