Pittsburgh’s Central Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Victor Grigsby Announces First Black Coalition Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Pittsburgh's Central Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Victor Grigsby Announces Black Coalition Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Members of what Central Baptist Church pastor Rev. Victor Grigsby called “one of the strongest coalitions this city has seen in terms of African-American empowerment” announced today it would host the first African American Gubernatorial Candidates Forum next week.

“This august coalition came together bound by a common concern for the oftentimes deplorable condition of African-Americans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and, of course, the City of Pittsburgh,” Grigsby said.

“We join together at this opportune moment, just prior to the Democratic Primary for the office of Governor to convene a public forum where we will query the gubernatorial candidates on questions that speak to some of the most urgent concerns of the African-American community.”

Joining Grigsby for the press event at Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District were representatives from 10 different Black political, service, religious and economic organizations. Some of these included Joy Maxberry Woodruff, Esther Bush, Rick Adams, Sala Udin, Tim Stevens, Rashad Byrdsong and Brandi Fisher.

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Source: new Pittsburgh Online Courier | Christian Morrow

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