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Privatization of liquor faces fight in senate

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ED GAINEY and JAKE WHEATLEY

 

State House Republicans, spurred by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-McCandless, have long complained that Pennsylvania residents should, like people in Ohio and West Virginia, be able to go to the convenience store to buy beer and wine, and that the state should not own liquor stores.
“We are moving the sale o

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15 of 20 homicides Black lives...March deadliest month yet with 6 of 9

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With nine homicides in Allegheny County for March, six of them were Blacks. This is the deadliest month thus far in 2013. In January there were five Black homicides and in February there were four. What is even more upsetting is that all six of the Black homicides were Black men and most were under the age of 24. But these numbers only

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Lamb drops out of mayoral race, endorses Wagner

MICHAEL LAMB (Courier File Photo)

 

While most expected late-comers Darlene Harris and Jim Ferlo to drop out of the race to replace Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb’s withdrawal, after being among the first to announce, and winning the Democratic Party Endorsement, was somewhat surprising.

During an April 1 press conference,

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Free law clinic at Pitt named for Derrick Bell

LEGACY—Derrick Bell's wife Janet Dewart Bell in the area of the Barco Law library dedicated to his memory. (Photo by Gail Manker)


In the 1950s, Derrick Bell attended the University of Pittsburgh in pursuit of his law degree. He would later go on to become the first tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and now, after a

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NAACP apologizes for remarks about Steubenville rape case

 

FORMER STEUBENVILLE NAACP PRESIDENT ROYAL MAYO

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

(YourBlackWorld.com)--A man who once ran the NAACP in Steubenville, Ohio made some comments that have drawn a sharp reaction from women’s rights advocates across the country.

In an interview with the International Business Times, Royal Mayo noted that the victim in the rape case in

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