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Anti-Violence Coalition formed

When Latula Love, of the Hazelwood African-American Forum, lost his son, grandson, granddaughter and two nephews to street violence, he said there was no one to turn to. Now he wants to make sure there is.

“When I needed help, there was none,” he said. “Violence not only affects families, it affects generations of families, and it needs

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Afterschool programs join forces

A 2008 Northeastern University study found a sharp increase in homicides involving African-American youth, both as victims and perpetrators, between 2000 and 2007. The study found that risk spiked during the afterschool hours, indicating that afterschool hours are a peak time for juvenile crime for youth who do not have access to afterschool

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Garfield shooters sought

The shooting death of a 20-year-old in Garfield, last Sunday, is the latest death in Allegheny County, bringing the total thus far for the year to 85 homicides, more than last year’s total of 73 and 15 away from 2010’s total of 100.

Rudolph Freeman, 20 of McKees Rocks, was killed in the evening of Oct. 21 while visiting friends at a

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Community responds to youth football game shootings

Over the past week, several community organizations and leaders held a variety of events in response to the Oct. 13 shooting at a youth football game in East Liberty. One person was killed and two others were injured at the homecoming game for the East End Raiders peewee football team at the Obama International Studies Academy field.

“Un

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh