Pittsburgh Center Honoring Playwright Finds Itself Short on Visitors and Donors

Trip Gabriel, New York Times, November 24, 2013

The bank has sued to foreclose. The city’s philanthropic groups, with names like Mellon and Heinz, have withdrawn support. The $42 million August Wilson Center for African American Culture, a bow-front building inspired by a Swahili sailing ship, is high and dry.

Named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who found a street-savvy poetry in the lives of poor Pittsburgh blacks, the culture center’s plight has been especially painful for those who had hoped it would enshrine the music, art and literature of the urban world he knew.

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Instead, it appears to be a victim of mismanagement by its senior staff and board of directors, who borrowed to build a grand palace of culture, but failed to find a wide enough audience and donor base in the hometown of Wilson, whose plays are mostly set in the Hill District just blocks away.

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On Monday, a state judge handed control of the cultural center to a conservator, usurping its board in a final effort to avoid liquidation. The bank that holds the mortgage, which has gone unpaid for months, is advancing $25,000 to pay the conservator. The culture center is flat broke.

Mark Clayton Southers, a former director of its theater program, said the Wilson center struggled to find an audience among the people Wilson portrayed: working-class blacks, many of whom feel unwelcome downtown with its skyscrapers and largely white-owned businesses, he added.

“You can’t build it and they will come,” Mr. Southers said. “Not when you’re trying to work with a community that is not traditional theatergoers or cultural consumers.”

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Wilson, who died in 2005, turned the lives of trash haulers, landladies and cabdrivers scarred by racism into a cycle of 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th century. Almost all are set in the Hill District where Wilson grew up, the son of a black cleaning woman and a white father who largely abandoned him. Most of the plays ran on Broadway, including “The Piano Lesson” and “Fences,” which starred James Earl Jones.

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After raising $36 million from government and private sources, the center took on a fateful $11 million bank loan to complete construction of its sleek blocklong building. Last week its doors were open, but a lone receptionist was the only sign of activity. The United States Steel Foundation Grand Staircase was untrod. The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Gallery was stripped to its white walls.

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Dollar Bank, which held the loan, sued to foreclose in September after not being paid for eight months.

Supporters of the center hope the appointment of a conservator to make decisions in place of the board will restore the confidence of local foundations. But the conservator, Judith K. Fitzgerald, a former federal bankruptcy judge, will have limited time before the bank renews its push to liquidate.

To keep the lights on, the center rents its theater on Sunday mornings to a largely white megachurch, whose sign is the only one in the large windows.

“An African-American culture center is now a white church,” Mr. Udin said. “August would find that very comical.”

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  • Katherine McChesney

    “…it appears to be a victim of mismanagement…”

    Hmmmm. Haven’t we heard that before?

    • sbuffalonative

      Mismanagement or black management? Oh, they’re the same thing. Sorry for wasting your time with this comment.

    • John K

      Much like Obama; put a magical negro in charge, and he will bankrupt you and downgrade your credit rating.

    • NotTooSwift

      This is the first time I heard the following excuse about blacks: “many of whom feel unwelcome downtown with its skyscrapers and largely white-owned businesses”

      Those blacks in Chicago sure don’t feel unwelcome downtown. Think Flash Mob.

  • Tarczan

    “An African-American culture center is now a white church,” Mr. Udin said….

    This is a good start, but what the hell is a “Swahilli sailing vessel”? Is that what they used to explore the world?

    Fear not, though, YT will bail them out.

    • Rhialto

      A Swahilli sailing vessal is the craft by which the African-Africans in 7000 BC. explored and mapped the world. This evil White devils stole this technology, and left the Black man only rafts and logs to float on.

      • 1stworlder

        Good thing blacks never stole my grandmothers chocolate cake recipe or white people everywhere would lose the capacity to make it.

      • evilsandmich

        Swahili sailing ship

        I believe that the proper term is “canoe”.

    • sbuffalonative

      Are blacks having a problem embracing diversity? Because that would be wrong.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Swahili submarine – canoe with a hole in it.

      • Whitetrashgang

        More like a boulder with some eye holes.

        • BillMillerTime

          Swahili engineering for the win!

    • TheCogitator

      According to Wikipedia, a “Swahilli sailing vessel” is a Dhow a ship design that most say was invented by the Chinese, although some credit Arabs or Indians. Conspicuously absent from any credit are black Africans. They have not been able to build a boat that would get out of sight of the shore. But I think the intent is fool those who do not think critically (by the way, that is most of the people) that black Africans built great sailing ships.

      • Kenner

        Sorry I missed your post, I just posted that it was an arab dhow.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Let’s see…Pittsburgh…survivor of the rust belt meltdown…rebuilt itself, pulled itself up by its own bootstraps, thrived…
    Wonder why Pittsburghers don’t give a rip for BS afro “culture” nor want to foot the bill?
    Hmmm…

    • evilsandmich

      I wonder how many black people even went to the dude’s plays. If they want black clientele, then they’ll have to make a museum dedicated to what interests them (over 18 only, unless accompanied by mobs of 50 or more).

  • bigone4u

    You’re lucky if you can find a black who can manage to tie his shoelaces, much less manage his money. But lucky us know the real reason for this black failure–WHITES. Specifically, all those white-owned businesses downtown that make blackie feel uncomfortable. I can’t let that one pass. The real reason is that blacks don’t give a darn about plays, playwrights, culture of any kind. Turn the monstrosity into a hip-hop palace and watch em come.

  • Pelagian

    Mark Clayton Southers, a former director of its theater program, said the Wilson center struggled to find an audience among the people Wilson portrayed: working-class blacks, many of whom feel unwelcome downtown with its skyscrapers and largely white-owned businesses, he added.

    “You can’t build it and they will come,” Mr. Southers said. “Not when you’re trying to work with a community that is not traditional theatergoers or cultural consumers.”

    I see, it’s our fault . Snap! I’ve got it!! Set up mini cultural centers in every black working-class home: … 40-50 cu. ft. of a painting or statue right next to the TV in the living room … on loan! Sound good? Give me $10 million in funding please…. make your checks payable to the Pelagian Foundation.

  • IstvanIN

    Looks like what black males usually think with.

    • Kenner

      Ha!

  • ncpride

    working-class blacks, many of whom feel unwelcome downtown with its skyscrapers and largely white-owned businesses.

    Nonsense. Since when do they feel ‘uncomfortable’ being around Whites? We can’t get rid of them to save our lives.. they follow us everywhere!! Blaming Whites for blacks not visiting their own ‘cultural center’…..That’s just hilarious, not to mention pathetic. No one buys that lame excuse. No one.

    • sbuffalonative

      They always have to find an excuse for black behavior. And it’s never blacks themselves.

    • tetrapod

      Nonsense indeed! We saw it coming — the de rigueur slam against whites because “working-class blacks” feel “unwelcome downtown with its skyscrapers and largely white-owned businesses”.

      Oh the humanity!

      Funny thing … the columnist doesn’t mention that whites flee the same downtown before sunset rather than face the horror of what might roll out of “the Hill District a few blocks away.”

    • Laura Dilworth

      move it to the hood

  • sbuffalonative

    A couple weeks ago, I was watching an Charlie Rose interview with Mr. Wilson on youtube.

    Mr. Wilson tried to contain his hatred for ‘European-American’ theater as he called it with veiled contempt.

    What Mr. Wilson wanted was AMERICAN Theater which would incorporate African-American themes thereby making it truly American theater.

    The man hated white people and the white man’s European-American theater.

    • Rick Parish

      My family has lived in Pittsburgh for over 32 years, great place for us to work, City of Tonawanda Natives. WT foundations and mucho taxpayer (ours) went to this debacle, if you read the business plan they presented for this ship of fools almost 15 years ago you would know it is was a transfer of $ from us to a few. No different from the scam the Rooney family pulled here with the new stadium (ad infinitum), The Black politicians like room temperature Sala made out big. A local 1% sales tax in Allegheny County pays for all this foolishness.

      On the other hand, we live in Jeffferson Hills, beautiful area, and we are comfortably retired, not moving back to WNY, taxes will kill a simple retired couple.

      Agree with you about old August, but he is no different than 90% of Blacks I have met here, on the other hand, living in the Mon Valley the feeling with whites is more than reciprical, maybe 95% and they are mostly D’s. I live 2 miles from the Clairton Coke Works, 60 yo whites are still pissed they hired blacks there so long ago ahead of local whites, as they should be, the great little town is shot now.

      • Anglokraut

        Clairton? I grew up in Clairton! Small world…

        • Rick Parish

          Have many great friends that grew up in Clairton, they graduated from Clairton HS 1958-1970 era, all very smart, all very successful. The Wilson area is still solid white. It must have been a great place to grow up during that time. Almost everyone on my street grew up in Clairton and moved uphill to Jefferson Borough at some point.

          • Anglokraut

            Ah, I wish I remembered what you reference. My father was promoted and transferred to Cleveland when I was seven, so I have limited memories of my early childhood in Clairton. I remember going to a preschool in a church basement, being friendly with a colored girl before I knew better (black absentee father, blonde mother), and going to Kindergarten in an old store in the blighted commercial district. Now that I think back, there were a LOT of blacks in that school. Was Clairton really that black in the early and mid 1980s?

    • So CAL Snowman

      Favorite play?

      Mine is Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

    • Romulus

      Pure race jealousy!

  • D.B. Cooper

    For Sale. Pennies on the dollar. It’ll be like buying a 2012 Escalade for $2,000.
    I don’t think even white liberals are interested in visiting this waste of money.
    The good news for the rest of us is that the rest of the cities in America will think twice about investing in a copycat building elsewhere.

  • Bunky

    Balck culture………………that’s a laugh.

  • JohnEngelman

    “You can’t build it and they will come,” Mr. Southers said. “Not when you’re trying to work with a community that is not traditional theatergoers or cultural consumers.”

    Wilson, who died in 2005, turned the lives of trash haulers, landladies and cabdrivers scarred by racism into a cycle of 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th century. Almost all are set in the Hill District where Wilson grew up, the son of a black cleaning woman and a white father who largely abandoned him. Most of the plays ran on Broadway, including “The Piano Lesson” and “Fences,” which starred James Earl Jones.

    – Trip Gabriel, New York Times, November 24, 2013

    High culture is a white phenomenon. We have a literary tradition that goes back to the Iliad and the Odyssey, which were composed about 2,800 years ago. Blacks don’t. A much higher percentage of blacks would rather listen to rap lyrics about successful criminals.

    • pcmustgo

      Very few blacks watch Spike Lee even.

      • sbuffalonative

        Which is why he stopped making them. (Thank heavens).

        Black folk don’t want to be enlightened. They want to be entertained with black shenanigans like Tyler Perry movies.

        • evilsandmich

          Tyler Perry movies are why I have to sit through five minutes of “Be Quiet/Turn Your Phone Off” nagging before every movie that I go to see.

    • pcmustgo

      And all of the black music I actually love and hold dear blacks don’t listen to.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        You’re right. I don’t think I’ve ever met a black who appreciated Nat King Cole, the Platters, Josephine Baker, etc.
        Blacks stopped making good music after segregation ended.

        • Kenner

          Not entirely: Motown.

      • Pelagian

        I liked a lot of the black music of the 70s too. Johnny “Guitar” Watson, AWB(!), etc. And early rap (78-’84) had an innocent genius about it. But somewhere in the 80s, R&B got taken over by melisma fetishist women and smarmy lothario males. And rap turned into gangster- and player- rap. Now both genres are dead, artistically. So they’ve really assassinated their own music. The same is true for black literature, painting etc. I would imagine. Nothing kills art like being fed a steady diet of lies. Ask the Soviets. I also imagine that shriven German art is dead too. All German rock music is taken from American AOR music of the 80s and 90s.

    • Erasmus

      If they were serious about making it African-American friendly, they’d have put in peep shows and pole dancing. What sort of moron thinks high culture ever appealed to a population with a mean IQ of 85?

      • Whitetrashgang

        They didn’t test ghetto blacks its more like 70 75.

        • Tarczan

          Yup. You beat me to it. 85 is the “talented tenth”‘

      • Romulus

        Lmfao!

    • So CAL Snowman

      but Asians have the haiku, surely that has to count for something

    • TheCogitator

      It’s hard to have a literary tradition when you have no written language. Blacks have none of the marks of civilization the white Europeans have — no architecture, no literature, even the wheel never dawned on them. Their far lower level of intelligence is on full display.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    White guilt museums — aka Civil rights/African-American history/culture museums — are of little interest to ordinary whites and blacks. Greensboro, for example, is home of the International Civil Rights Museum, also in severe financial straits. (Greensboro was the scene of a famous denial-of-service protest at a local lunch counter in the sixties.)

    But as someone wrote recently in the Greensboro News & Record, “…the real problem goes unaddressed. Other than ‘forced busing’ of state schoolchildren, there remains a serious lack of attendance and patronage of the facility.”

    The white guilt theme is of abiding interest to the media, Hollywood, & and academia. Anyone forced to consume their products for basic information, entertainment or credentials, must expect heavy doses.

    Otherwise, it does not sell. Someone should tell Pittsburgh.

    • evilsandmich

      The white guilt/Underground Railroad museum in Cincinnati has been cash strapped since it opened. I think at one point the local corporations had to step in with some rescue money as well.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Cant wait till they start tearing out the copper wire and toilets , I give it a couple more weeks.

  • pcmustgo

    I’ve read and watched some of his plays. He’s pretty over-rated.

    • FransSusan

      I was wondering about that….if his plays were actually Pulitzer-worthy or just the usual whites love it because it’s done by a black kinda crap.

  • Druid

    Amazing, absolutely everything blacks turn their hand to turns out badly – ALWAYS!

    • sbuffalonative

      As the night follows the day.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Why do blacks need “culture centers” when there are KFCs and ghetto malls in the world?

    • Tarczan

      That’s a great photo, thanks! lmao.

    • Erasmus

      Now that says black culture.

    • Jim Barlow

      Classic!

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      Saw nearly the same scene in Trinidad.

    • Romulus

      Absolutely priceless pic! Lol Thanks OXY!

  • Spartacus

    “…African American Culture…”

    ——————————————————————————————————————–

    Isn’t that a contradiction in terms ?

    • Erasmus

      Damn. You beat me to it.

    • sbuffalonative

      It’s an oxymoron.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Of course blacks have a culture! Stop being such a racist! Blacks have a culture of rape, murder, AIDS and drive-by shootings.

  • Ronald

    African American “Culture” *(?)*

    • Alexandra1973

      You can’t be both an African and an American.

  • Bernie Grey

    During black history month the public libraries in the city where I live bring in books and media on black history, but I have never seen a negro in the library. Don’t think they care too much about their culture.

    • Brian

      Almost all the black library patrons I’ve seen are homeless. Pretty impressive that the homeless are so interested in bettering themselves through literacy…

      HA!

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I’ve seen plenty of them at the library. They go to check their Facebook pages and watch rap music videos on YouTube.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        And leave their sprogs there as a form of babysitter…

    • sbuffalonative

      Blacks can’t elevate black culture. They depend on guilty white suckers to do it for them.

      • Romulus

        If your only contributions to the world have been farm labor, sports heroes, and music, the only other accomplishment that they can muster, would be to appropriate America by rewriting it’s history and commandeering our culture through africanizing all of it.
        OH WAIT, isn’t that what they’re doing.

  • DaveMed

    *laugh*

    What an eyesore.

    Perhaps if they blasted rap inside, they might attract some loafing customers.

  • JohnEngelman

    I am fairly confident that the audience for August Wilson’s plays consisted almost entirely of guilt stricken white liberals.

    • IstvanIN

      Quite a few are not guilt stricken, they are just naive and uninformed. They actually believe the propaganda, I’ve met them.

      • JohnEngelman

        Those people do not want to be told the truth. When I try they start yelling at me.

      • Romulus

        Quite right, ol’ boy! Quite right! The propaganda machine that is THE MSM
        Has done a tremendous mind F on the people since the 60’s.

      • FransSusan

        You’re right; naïve and brainwashed by corrupt government’s lapdog media! I know them, too.

    • Romulus

      Good evening John.
      Im actually forced to agree with you on this one!
      Lol

    • Romulus

      What do you think of my new avatar?

      • IstvanIN

        What is it?

        • Romulus

          The thunder gods hammer.
          Call it my homage to the Germanic peoples.

          • IstvanIN

            Thanks.

          • NoMosqueHere

            With all due respect, Beethoven or Bach represents the best of the german people.

          • Thor’s hammer was named “Mjolnir”.

          • Romulus

            Yes,of course!

  • I am rather confident that the white business owners in downtown Pittsburgh are delighted that blacks do not feel “comfortable” there.

  • John K

    I knew this would lead to “racism” and “evil whitey”. Blacks never accept responsibility or are held accountable for their own failures.

  • shmo123

    Blame the fools who sold this idea in the first place. It takes a tremendous amount of money to maintain a cultural body like a symphony or opera, and those institutions rely on wealthy white benefactors stay afloat. Those same wealthy donors may be counted on for some initial seed money, but not many will stay active in supporting an “African American Cultural Center”. Did the fools actually think the black working class was going to support this place? What a joke! You can barely rely on blacks to maintain and support a jazz bar, let alone a facility like that one.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Okay, lets add up all the groups that are contributing money to this museum:

    1) The white megachurch
    2) The taxpayers (whites, Jews, and Asians)
    3) “Private donors” (probably whites or Jews, since we’d have heard about it if a rich black donated)
    4) The bank that gave them a loan (whites or Jews)

    Hmm…it looks like there’s a certain race missing…oh, yeah, why aren’t blacks paying for their African-American culture museum?

    Nevermind, I know why.

    • sbuffalonative

      Will they ask Ophra, Jay-Z, Puff-Daddy-Diddly-Squat? No. They’ll tell white people how important it is to support black theater and hook a few suckers.

      • Romulus

        They could always ask uber liberal scum soros (Schwartz)

  • MekongDelta69

    I stopped reading at, “Swahili sailing ship.”

    It’s really hard to read when you’re almost doubled over laughing.

    • WR_the_realist

      Hey, we all know the Swahili’s discovered America before whitey did.

    • tetrapod

      What kills me is how ni’as and their white prog suckups seem to think anything Swahili automatically invokes a shared history of slavery. The Swahili culture is primarily EAST African. Most of the slaves came from WEST Africa.

    • Andy

      I have tracked down six Swahili words referring to some kind of ship. Three come from Arabic (jahazi, rikebu, safina), two from English (manowari, meli), and one from Persian (tishari). “Manowari” comes from man-o-war, and “meli” from “mail” ship.

  • MBlanc46

    My wife and I are avid theater-goers, and we know Wilson’s work fairy well. Here in Chicago, the black middle class turns out pretty well for Wilson plays, and other plays mounted by major theaters that target a black audience. But you almost never see a black face (unless it’s a black guy with a white woman at a Shakespeare production) at any other sort of play. And for anyone in the Chicago area who has an interest in Wilson’s work, Court Theatre at the University of Chicago is currently (for short time longer) has a wonderful production of “Seven Guitars”.

  • Tarczan

    I am surprised our friend Spartacus has not posted a picture of a Swahilli sailing ship in all its glory under full sail.

    • Romulus

      Im sure he’s searching for something witty!

    • IstvanIN

      The modern Swahilli Navy

      • Tarczan

        The ship shown is made of metal. No darkie knew how to make steel.

      • Note the missing hull plates. The safe bet is that these have been cut up to produce machetes for hacking off people’s hands and feet.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    This is the thing with blacks: when it comes to spending the white man’s money, they can never do anything modestly. In Gary Indiana, Richard G Hatcher has been hoarding donations for an “African American Museum” for over two decades with nothing to show for it. All this, while there are a number of existing buildings that could have been used for the purpose. Never settle for reality when Whitey will help you pay for a fantasy.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The August Wilson Center for African American Culture …scrambles to keep the $40 million Downtown facility afloat in the face of a nonexistent revenue stream, fundraising shortfalls and loans to be paid…Dollar Bank filed papers to begin foreclosure.

    An entire city block was eminent domained to build this monstrosity which NEVER had a chance of being successful.

    Just look at the shape of the building — It was designed to look like a commie hammer!!

    Why don’t they call P.Diddy, Kanye, Spike Lee, Jay-Z, Denzel Washington, Sharpton or Beyonce to help out “the cause” and fund it?

    Or let the black community take up a collection at the next Juneteenth or Kwanzaa celebration.

    Maybe a few guilty Whites lefties can be tapped to cough up some gelt — or Dollar Bank could be accused of “racism” and threatened with boycotts to get them to drop the foreclosure.

    August Wilson? He was a White-hating racist who used White society as the main antagonist in his plays.

    Good riddance.

  • Kenner

    There is no such thing as a ‘Swahili sailing ship’. Swahili was a pidgen dialect created by arabs for trading with the tribes of the east african coast. The ‘Swahili’ ship was an Arab dhow….another fake invention being claimed by blacks.

  • Kenner

    Pity they didn’t build it in Detroit. The empty, rotting buildings would have made blacks feel right at home.

    • Tarczan

      Good one.

  • WR_the_realist

    Rap concerts would have packed the house. I can’t imagine why the operators didn’t think of that. Maybe they had some muddled notion that there was some sort of high black culture they could appeal to.

  • Truth Teller

    Swahili is a pidgeon lingua franca, mostly Arabic. How could a Swahili sailing vessel exist. Probably confused the language with the geographic area named Somali at some point.
    Swahili BTW was developed by the arab slave traders and the black slave raiders so they could do business.

    • FransSusan

      I was thinking the same thing about Swahili. Furthermore, there hasn’t ever been a sailing vessel designed by negroes that looked anything like the front of that building. Where did they get that idea?

  • Truth Teller

    I saw a picture of Mr. Wilson on freerepublic. He is almost White. He looks White with very fair skin. His features are not African at all.

  • negrolocaust

    even though woody allen is not black it would be nice to see an article on this site to expose this child molesting piece of garbage for what he is to even more people. what an ugly disgusting thing, to have to remember that sickening face in your mind for the rest of your life. poor child. put woody allen in general population.

    • jackryanvb

      These are just wild charges stemming from a divorce, custody battle.

      It’s the same as one of us being denounced as a Racist, witch.

      Yeah Roman Polanski got away with drugging and raping a young teenage girl. If that is your area if concern, how about addressing Polanski instead of Woody Allen?

      Woody Allen has been, by Hollywood standards making very good, reasonably pro White movies and has refrained from doing terrible, anti White Hollywood Leftist politics.

      Compare Woody Allen’s good record in movie making and politics to the likes of Harvey Weinstein who produces hate Whitey snuff films like Django Unchained and opens up the movie on a Christmas Day !

      The Amren comment section is getting a bit out of control as commenters are ranting and raving about THE JEWS – this is called riding a hobby horse , falling down in to counter productive Jew hating. It’s a huge turn off with mainstream White Americans who mostly like Woody Allen movies like Midnight in Paris. I certainly enjoyed this movie.

      • I remember Oprah Windbag telling listeners that what Polanski did wasn’t really “rape”. I am terribly sorry, but if one drugs a 13 year-old girl and then forces her to perform oral sex, yes it is so really “rape”!

        • jackryanvb

          My understanding is that Polanski drugged and anally raped a 13 year old girl. He had been giving lots of suspicious attention to other young teenage girls, photographing them etc.

  • LHathaway

    “An African-American culture center is now a white church. . .”

    If it’s something white on the other hand, going black, why, it would be racist to object. It would be something we must celebrate, actually.

  • JackKrak

    Why should a “Swahili-inspired” anything be in downtown Pittsburgh?

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    I’m well aware. The logo is a little misaligned. It’s still funny though. I commend whoever made it.

  • judenjager

    Bantus don’t do museums. Or National parks. At least we have that.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Actually, it’s a nice looking building, and nothing remotely like an african boat or other primitive contraption. After all it was designed by brilliant white or competent asian architects.

    And let’s call a spade a spade, shall we? Blacks don’t like high culture, such as classical music and theatre. They like rap, boogie, and jes’ pain messin’ around in a dump. Hopefully, more advanced peoples such as whites, jews, or asians will find a proper use for the building.

    • judenjager

      Holyhoax museum?

      • Earl Turner

        Yeah, a big empty ashtray!

      • NoMosqueHere

        Judenjager means jew hunter, am i correct? Where do you hunt? Or do you work with the jihadists?

        • judenjager

          I am a hunter of truth. The squid lies and lies. I try to help correct that.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      “The $42 million August Wilson Center for African American Culture, a bow-front building inspired by a Swahili sailing ship…”

      Bingo! Not only was the BUILDING designed by a non-negro, but so was the so-called “Swahili sailing ship” which inspired the building. This whole project was built on layers of lies and thankfully it is collapsing.

  • judenjager

    Looks squiddish, to me………… They love failures like this. They will snatch it up for pennies.

  • FransSusan

    Thanks for that information about Downton Abbey. I don’t watch DA, but I’d seen previews of the new season with the black guy, and wondered how on earth he got there. My first guess is exactly as you described it—show bowed to pressure, white women swooning over him, & he’ll be having sex with white women, etc. The usual tripe. Even though I don’t watch the show, I still felt dismayed and disgusted, because I knew what was coming—sex with white aristocrats. That would make me stop watching the show!

    • saxonsun

      I think this is based on a true incident.

  • jackryanvb

    From all I hear, Pittsburgh is a great city. Let’s have some more positive stories from Pittsburgh. Even the wealthy elite in Pittsburgh like the Mellon family seem to support positive, sort of White friendly causes. How great and surprising is that?

  • evilsandmich

    It’s a Popeye’s

  • Earl Turner

    It’s not marketing to Diversity correctly. It needs a lottery store, liquor store, and a rent-to-own chrome wheel store.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Anybody here could have told these people that their intended audience for this facility does not exist. Blacks do not appreciate, in anything that resembles meaningful numbers, the types of things this center was aiming to house and produce. These are the people that will rent $2,000 rims to put them on a $500 car. It’s all sizzle, no steak, just like the majority of black culture.

  • saxonsun

    We love DA and will continue watching it but the inclusion of the black is terribly troubling. And kissing an English aristocrat…! Evil.

  • Probably late colonial. I don’t see any funnel uptake anywhere, so the safe bet is that it was originally Diesel and not steam.

  • bubo

    Well, we won’t feel too bad here at Amren. We know that a few blacks probably got very rich through this boondoggle.

  • bubo

    LoL, what are these “working class blacks” the article speaks of?

  • bubo

    Mufuggah one entering orbit….

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    WW2 era rationing would be considered starvation to your average 400 pound urban black nowadays.

  • hihellothere

    Have to wonder who owns and produces the show…

  • Fantaman

    Gee, it’s almost as if blacks can’t manage money.. I bet plenty of that “disappeared” during the management and ended up as crack.