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Jackson urges Obama vote at Mt. Ararat

Joined by state local and federal representatives, Rev. Jesse Jackson lent his signature eloquence to a breakfast rally to bolster the vote for President Barack Obama at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in East Liberty.

GET OUT THE VOTE—Rev. Jesse Jackson urges people to mobilize for President Obama and against voter suppression during a
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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

AWC exhibits Nazi Olympics... Hitler’s superior race theory squashed

On Oct. 15, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture debuted an exhibit commemorating the contributions of Black and Jewish Olympians in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The exhibit showcases the parallel experiences of African-Americans and Jewish Europeans who faced rampant discrimination from the very countries they were competing

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Parents say judge biased in release of son’s killer

Family and friends of homicide victim Marshawn Ptomey are calling on Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Manning to reverse his decision to release confessed shooter Destiny Brown to house arrest.

At an Oct. 15 rally outside the county courthouse, family members said they’d never heard of a confessed murderer being released to g

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Courier wins big in state news competition

“America’s best weekly” can now be called one of Pennsylvania’s best weeklies after the recent announcement of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s 2012 Newspaper of the Year Award winners last week. The New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest and most prestigious African-American newspapers in the country, known for its in-d

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh