The challenges facing children in Pittsburgh are problems we see in our research throughout the United States. In 2010, there were 31,386 homeless children in Pennsylvania. To put this number in context, that is more than the entire University of Pittsburgh student body.
For those interested in seeing an integral part of Rust Belt history, Cleveland is still an essential stop.
Like a lot of people, I had come to accept the conventional wisdom that America doesn't make anything anymore. What I discovered is that the prevailing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong.
Sitting at a picnic table with four couples during a campaign stop outside Pittsburgh, Mitt Romney munched at some cookies donated by a local bakery a...
There hasn't been much activity in Brownsville, Pa. in some years, but to visit the town, it's impossible not to be affected by its remnants and by its ghosts.
Hines Ward represents everything about the city of Pittsburgh we're the most proud of: he's tough, he's a great mentor, he's selfless, he's a team player, he's loyal, he's good-looking, and he flashes a smile bright enough to cut through the dreariest and grayest of skies.
There's no place quite like Pittsburgh, an implausible and affable place of distinct and likeable neighborhoods, littered across a series of steep Southwestern Pennsylvania hills and secluded hollows, perched on cliffs and huddled down by its famed three rivers.
The people of Pittsburgh did a lot more than just sing and clap their hands to Sister Sledge's disco classic "We Are Family." When the lights went down, they got up and danced.
As a Rust Belt photographer, older U.S. autos are part of my steady diet when scouring the land for potential shots, because in this setting they are much more to me than simply a car, they represent the arc of the story of life in the Rust Belt.
Photographer Jeff Brouws has been photographing and studying the plight of America's inner cities for the past 15 years. Brouws' inner-city images acutely document the economic, social and environmental transition that has taken place in the years that have passed since America's manufacturing peak.
Though I have photographed the area many times, I still get a deep-in-the-gut sadness when pulling into Braddock, Pennsylvania.
Even though the word "homeless" suggests the absence of a home is the sole defining characteristic, homelessness is far more complex than the name suggests.
"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.
These airports, built with a sort of "build it and they will come" mentality, failed to attract passengers for a diversity of reasons.
During last year's road trip I was honored to be introduced to two great men, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and James S. Withers, M.D. of Operati...
The time, effort and money which has gone into creating music, is often forgotten. Trying to exist in an environment where the common ground is to give stuff away for free is hard.