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Racism, police brutality, disparities in education, careers, health care, economic opportunity, business and housing - just some of the issues that have long plagued Pittsburgh's African American community. It's important to know who's already working for change. But how can others get involved? Whose positive efforts are going unnoticed? WQED's new video documentary series hopes to create dialogue by sharing the thoughtful voices of a diverse group – different backgrounds, different ideas, different goals - all working towards equity.

EPISODE 1: The Most Livable City, for Who?
Among U.S. cities, Pittsburgh ranks poorly in many areas involving racial equity. In this episode of VOICES, a diverse group of community leaders and activists share their thoughts on how to improve our region's lack of progress - and the need for more than just a few to get involved in finding solutions.

EPISODE 2: Shades of Love
In recent months, discussions on racism and equity are more prevalent in American homes. And those topics have special significance for people in interracial marriages or partnerships. Two couples of different generations reflect on their personal experiences, and share their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.