First, a cognitive palate cleanser of sorts, in the hope of warm-booting the normal filters and opening a port to a new datasource:



We're Number One:
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Pittsburgh region has the highest rate of poverty among working-age African-Americans of any of the 40 largest metropolitan regions in the country.



. . . .



Even more shocking is that the Pittsburgh region is No. 1 in the country in the rate of poverty among African-American children under age 5.
(Post-Gazette)














Welcome to America's Most Livable City

Please ignore the invisibles with me

See Pittsburgh rebuilt it's economy

But we still lead the Nation in black poverty



Welcome to America's Most Livable City

Just ignore the invisibles with me

And state ya business, cause here the place ya living

depends on ya race and privilege



They call it Clipsburgh Pistolvania

Where block dictators will launch missiles to bang ya

Where hot metal come whistling out the chamber

To maim ya twisting you like wrestlemania

And what's crazier the bishop wont pray for ya

Ya families so poor they can't even afford a crate for ya

And in them skyscrapers Brah they can't wait for us

To move out the hood so they can take it lace it up

Transit cuts a brother can't even take the bus

This is the ugly truth no need to make it up

Then some magazine comes along and places us

As most livable in the USA what?

Say what? Guess they didn't survey us

Cause life is cut shorter than razors where they raise us

Judges are racists and quick to hang us

And police taze us until we never wake up





Welcome to America's Most Livable City

Please ignore the invisibles with me

See Pittsburgh rebuilt it's economy

But we still lead the Nation in black poverty



Welcome to America's Most Livable City

Just ignore the invisibles with me

And state ya business, cause here the place ya living

depends on ya race and privilege



And downtown it's a bunch of new buildings

Glass and steel cathedrals the cost a few million

They make billions to treat a dudes illness

With medicine and pharmaceuticals so who's dealing

But the schools are failing screw children

Just make sure the office has a see through ceiling

Pitt University and CMU killin

classes cost thousands I don't see you fill em

How we gonna get a job in biotechnology

if all we ever learn is survival psychology

and why we so poor if yall revived the economy

but we don't get nothing besides an apology

Tear down the projects and put up a Target

then build new homes so they can stimulate the market

But move us out the neighborhood so we can never harvest

the only thing we guaranteed in Pittsburgh is charges





Welcome to America's Most Livable City

Please ignore the invisibles with me

See Pittsburgh rebuilt it's economy

But we still lead the Nation in black poverty



Welcome to America's Most Livable City

Just ignore the invisibles with me

And state ya business, cause here the place ya living

depends on ya race and privilege



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