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The Pitt Building On Smithfield Street Is Now Black-Owned By The Greenwood Plan, A Non-Profit, Whose Executive Director Is Khamil Bailey Imagine a building that’s Downtown Pittsburgh, that’s Black-owned, that’s actively trying to become a Black mecca of sorts, full of Black-owned  businesses and Black prosperity. Well, imagine no more. The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that The Pitt Building, which takes up an entire block on Smithfield Street, from the Boulevard of the Allies to Third Avenue, has been acquired by the nonprofit organization The Greenwood Plan. The Greenwood

Two years down, and at least two more to go. Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey sat down with members of the New Pitts­burgh Courier editorial board on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The meeting inside the Mayor’s Office lasted for roughly 75 minutes. Mayor Gainey sat down the entire time during the interview. It might have been the first time he’s sat down that long since becoming mayor of a city that’s got 300,000 residents, and about as many issues. Over the next few weeks, the Courier will delve into the numerous topics