Groups/People! – Race and Cultural Ethnicity


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Wilson Center for African American Culture 412-258-2700.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (formerly known as the African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh presents performing, visual and education programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans within the region and the impact of cultural expression from Africa to the African Diaspora.

The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) 412-758-7898.

c/o Hill House Association 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 B-PEP is a non-partisan community collaborative consisting of agency, organization, and religious leaders, as well as committed individuals, who seek to build political power and influence for the African American community. Also, co-facilitates the Black and White Reunion, an annual summit against racism.

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS community website represents African American Culture with class, dignity, style by promoting and advertising events from BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS as well as events, businesses, health & church information from other organizations in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Hill House Association 412-392-4400. 1835 Centre Avenue. A multi-purpose social services agency that has been providing services to residents of the Hill District and the Pittsburgh area for more than 30 years.
The Kingsley Association (412)661-8751.

6435 Frankstown Avenue. The Kingsley Association works diligently to provide comprehensive, culturally relevant, educational, recreational, and social programming that positively impacts the lives of youth, their families and the East End communities of East Liberty, Garfield, Point Breeze, Homewood, Lincoln, Larimer, Lemington, Belmar, East Hills, Wilkinsburg, and beyond.

One Hood – 412-537-1940 “Putting the Neighbor back Into The Hood” Coalition of religious and community organizations working to end violence in Pittsburgh Focus on Black youth, mentorships, workshops, etc.

New Pittsburgh Courier 412-481-8302. The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States.

The Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc. 412-227-4802.

The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights. One Smithfield Street, Third Floor, downtown.

Emory Biko and his Museum of the African’s Experience in America 412-363-4646. Box 243, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 This museum you cannot walk into. Parts of it are scattered around the city, try the Homewood YMCA or the August Wilson Center. Biko is available for workshops infusing art and Black history for kids, adults and seniors.

Sankofa Community Empowerment Inc. Nazura Eshe (community organizer/transformative leader) 412) 720 3288 721/2 Whitney Ave. Wilkinsburg,Pa. 15221

People for the American Way –PA State Coordinator African American Outreach: Celeste Taylor 412-670-0937 c/o YWCA 742 Ross Ave Pgh, PA 15221 “working to protect the heart of democracy and the Soul of the Nation”

Women of Visions a organization promoting the art and education of African American women in Pittsburgh through collaborative exhibits with other arts groups and individual artists.

Azania Heritage International: 412-363-3385 or 412-361-3022,, Azania Heritage International – is a community resource on African culture, ethnicity, languages and the economics of radical social change, as well as an empowerment project for Africans and African Americans in Pittsburgh. AHI holds events marking international days of remembrance such as the annual Steve Biko Day.

Council of 3 Rivers American Indian Center 412-782-4457

Social service education cultural programs job program and elder program

Charpai or

An Indian Community Center where people of Indian origin or who have connection to India. 1st and 3rd Friday 7pm to 11pm.

Hispanic Center 412-322-2716 or
A nonprofit corporation located in Pittsburgh assisting families who wish to successfully relocate to this region of southwestern Pennsylvania. Offers job opportunities, including recruitment, placement, and retention efforts. Also facilitates the purchase of homes at very reasonable prices and access to training and other educational programs.

Pittsburgh Latin American and Caribbean Film Series: 412-687-1855, Pittsburgh Latin American and Caribbean Film Series – regular film screening of political films from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Indian Cultural Association of Pittsburgh (ICAP) or Archish Maharaja at An organization in the North Hills of Pittsburgh whose purpose is to educate Indian students on the Hindi Language and Indian Culture, fostering participating in community activities and events thereby creating an awareness of India’s rich heritage and culture.

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh 412-682-5555

4100 Bigelow Blvd. in Oakland. The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh is the area’s largest Mosque, providing services to Muslim and Non-Muslim communities in the tri-state area

The Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh 412-231-0296. jagp@jagp.orgfor Japanese, Japanese Americans and people in the greater Pittsburgh PA area who are interested in Japanese culture

The Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) 412-362-7730. 235 Atwood – Oakland —primary goal is to cultivate and disseminate the diverse cultural and artistic manifestations of Latin American traditions and life such as dance, music, literature, culinary arts, film, painting, and regional costumes. Includes the Comunidad Latina, links to Latino organizations in the Pittsburgh area.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 412.322.1773.
A multi-cultural arts education and presenting organization that has been providing cultural activities to residents of Western Pennsylvania for the past twenty-nine years.

International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh International Women’s Association of Pittburgh see info in women’s section. Women of many cultures coming together.


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