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When U.S. Senator Bob Casey, D-Pa., visited Wilkinsburg last week for lunch and a meet and greet event, Mayor Marita Garrett said she was happy... [Read More]
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James Barnes doesn't do divorces, wills, or criminal law. So, he says, as far as his relatives are concerned, he's essentially useless. But for a... [Read More]
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Dara Ware Allen said she never saw herself running a charter school, but when the team conducting a national search for a new CEO for... [Read More]
Though African Americans account for less than 13 percent of Allegheny County's population, they comprise around 60 percent of Allegheny County's homicide victims. Last month,... [Read More]
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If Christian Lee Hall is going to be the next Stan Lee, he knows it will be a long journey—it already has been. But he... [Read More]
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Last month, research professor James Huguley of the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work presented a... [Read More]
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Though they may never know how many, good people touch a lot of lives. Nearly a hundred of those touched by Dulane "Lane" Cameron Jr.—friends,... [Read More]
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The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh has authorized committing nearly $6.5 million in funding, along with the transfer of 293 properties to the Housing Authority... [Read More]
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When Executive Director and Senior Vice President Valerie Njie began working at Bidwell Training Center in 1981, it was in the midst of reinventing itself—and... [Read More]
For the third year in a row, Pittsburgh's African American Heritage Day Parade will take to neighborhood streets rather than Downtown. This year, the venue... [Read More]
When asked what it's like working with and knowing Bill Strickland, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he is "truly inspirational." "I feel like I've had... [Read More]
Calling for transparency and justice, family members, friends and activists rallied outside the Allegheny County Courthouse to demand that District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala release... [Read More]
Fifteen years ago, jazz buff Chuck Summerville was looking to raise money to replace the organ at his church, so he asked guitar legend Joe... [Read More]
It may turn out that few of the 28 students enrolled in this year's All Star Code Summer Intensive program go into the production side... [Read More]
Looking at memorabilia assembled in his conference room at the Community Empowerment Association (CEA) on Kelly St. in Homewood—photos and news articles of him with... [Read More]
As UPMC makes plans for a $400 million expansion plan for Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle recently brokered a deal with UPMC that... [Read More]
July was on pace for the lowest number of county-wide homicides since February 2015—with three killings through three weeks and with suspects jailed in all... [Read More]
After Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala said the East Pittsburgh Police Department had no policies or procedures in place regarding the use of... [Read More]
Even though East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld waived his July 27 preliminary hearing to Common Pleas Court, the rally scheduled to protest his bail... [Read More]
In 2012, the New Pittsburgh Courier reported that millions of dollars in minority subcontracts the Pittsburgh Equal Opportunity Review Commission reported as issued by the... [Read More]
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