RACE IN THE VALLEY | 'It's stressful to be Black in America'

Community leaders shared perspectives, solutions at “Community Matters” virtual forum Tuesday night.

YOUNGSTOWN — Lashale Pugh said it wasn’t until she was 30 years old that she felt it was “OK to be Black.”

Pugh, a medical geographer who’s since earned her doctorate in geography, was working for a phone company at the time. At a company conference in New Jersey, she noted many of the employees — the ones who “did everything; they ran all of it,” she said —…

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