Wednesday, March 20th 90.5 WESA’s daily public affairs program Essential Pittsburgh will host A Public Forum on the Black Middle Class in Pittsburgh. The forum will take place at the WESA/WYEP studios in Bedford Square on the Southside. Doors open to the public at 6:30pm. Inspired by a Pittsburgh Quarterly article by journalist Ben Schmitt, the forum will address the history and current experiences of the African American middle class in Pittsburgh. Taking part in the discussion are journalist Ben Schmitt, City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer (CIDO) at. UPMC.