National Negro Opera Company

Preservationists are working to save the grand old Victorian home on Apple Street in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood - and for good reason. It was the birthplace of Mary Cardwell Dawson's National Negro Opera Company which launched careers and opened doors. Nicknamed "Mystery Manor," the house also hosted famous African-American entertainers, athletes and business people who were denied hotel rooms when visiting Pittsburgh. This Emmy winning report showcases Madame Dawson's Opera Company, the now-dilapidated home's glorious history and the efforts to preserve it. Writer/Producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Frank Caloiero.


View more from WQED

Series: OnQ

His father is one of Pittsburgh's favorite sons, but Franco Dok Harris is now in the spotlight and hoping for a victory of his own. OnQ's Tonia Caruso sits down with the independent candidate for mayor. Find out why Harris wants the city's top job and what his plans are for Pittsburgh.


They're cute but they're growing up fast. OnQ Contributor, Carol Lee Espy, visits the baby Tigers at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.


Come along for a tour of the Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League's shelter- the Rosedale Campus which features boarding kennels and a wildlife rehabilitation center.


U.S. Representative Jason Altmire discusses the health care reform debate, in a 30-minute discussion.


This non-profit, community based human services organization assists people with disabilities so they can lead self-directed, productive lives within the community. OnQ's Chris Moore visits the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living, and reports on its success stories.


This new initiative is designed to change the way people in the Pittsburgh region think about health, fitness and life. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.


Pages