Northside Food Pantry Launches Food Drive Blitz To Meet Holiday Needs


The food pantry hosted by Northside Common Ministries on Brighton Road is the largest pantry in Western Pennsylvania. Each month, they distribute food to over 1,000 families and households in the Northside zip codes. The pantry is set up in a ‘shopping model’ which allows clients to select the items they prefer from whatever is […]

Strongly Afraid

Truck illegally dumping in Manchester circa 2008

Marge Piercy said: “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” Tell us about a time when you did what couldn’t be done. As I review various advocacy projects in my mind that fit this criteria, I realize how the devil is in the detail. For example, […]

Elementary School Library in Pittsburgh’s is Unstacked

This is an actual shot of the library.

The story broke on Facebook this week … Manchester Elementary School in Pittsburgh’s Northside has less than 40 decent fiction books for the entire school. The response has been swift. Yinzercation has written about it. Within 24 hours, over 600 people had seen that original post and over 118 people had shared it on their […]

Lesbian Bashing on FourSquare

Lesbian Bashing on FourSquare

Hey, this is fun. I logged into FourSquare after a three month hiatus and found that someone had set up a new “venue” at my house … Hag Bag Headquarters “Welcome to whore ville all dykes get in free.” (sic … on so many levels.) Well, isn’t that nice? The Mayor of Hag Bag Headquarters […]