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Larimer activist Ora Lee Carroll dies

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ORA LEE CARROLL

 

It didn’t matter to Ora Lee Carroll if you were a staunch conservative like former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, or a dedicated progressive like state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Lawrenceville. If you could bring resources to her neighborhood to battle drugs and violence, or assist with housing and business development, you got her c

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Courier launches new mobile app

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MOBILE TECHNOLOGY—The New Pittsburgh Courier app is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project from 2012, 85 percent of American adults have a cell phone and 45 percent of American adults have a smartphone. Of those surveyed, 37 percent of a

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Coro recognizes youth hip-hop program

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HONOREES—From left: Jeremy Resnick, Emmai Alaquiva and Andrew Butcher (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

 

by Rebecca Nuttall
Courier Staff Writer
On Jan. 18, Coro Pittsburgh recognized organizations and individuals who carry on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through their service to the community. Among this year’s honorees was Hip Hop on L.O.C.K., a men

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Isaiah Dent found beaten to death

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ACTIVIST KILLED—Longtime activist, and clothing designer Isaiah Dent, 61, of McKees Rocks, was found beaten to death in the bathroom of his Hays Manor apartment on Jan. 28. Police found Dent when they went to check on his welfare after receiving a concerned call from family members. Allegheny County police are conducting an investigation into his

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Emancipation Proclamation acknowledged

by Ashley Johnson

Courier Staff Writer

For many Americans Watch Night services were a way to give praise for making it through another year and for what is going to happen in the upcoming year; but to African-Americans Watch Night symbolizes more. Historically, Watch Night is the night, on Dec. 31, 1862, that many slaves gathered together to await

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