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CCAC grant to aid low-income

Forty percent of all African-American undergraduate students are enrolled in community colleges. However, according to a report released by the American Association of Community Colleges, only 26 percent of Black students and 30 percent of low-income community college students have completed either a degree or a certificate within six years.

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Buyer sought for Schenley

Since Schenley High School closed amid vocal community and alumni objections in 2008, the Pittsburgh Public School District had a single $1 million offer for the historic building. That’s what it cost to build in 1916.

On Oct. 8, Fourth River Development, acting as the district’s agent, issued a Request for Proposals to prospective b

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Residents and business owners reflect on East Liberty's latest transformation

by Larkin Page-Jacobs, 90.5 WESA

Once a vibrant commercial district, Pittsburgh's East Liberty businesses began losing ground to suburban malls in the 1950s and 60s. Officials tried to reverse the trend by remaking the community: bulldozing property, reconfiguring traffic patterns, and building high-rise rental units. The changes only

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Sharpton leads voter rally

In 1965, after a hard fought battle for civil rights, African-Americans gained the right to vote. However, 45 years later in 2010, two years after the country elected it’s first Black president, only 10 percent of African-Americans showed up to the polls to cast their ballot.

Despite the low voter turnout in recent elections, many

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Committee Co-Chair: Reapportionment may cause loss of Black school director, Black district

Normally, the census-required reapportionment of Pittsburgh School Districts creates none of the fanfare seen in city, state or congressional redistricting battles. But Shawn Carter, chief-of-staff to Councilman Ricky Burgess, and Reapportionment Committee co-chair warned that this year’s reapportionment is far from normal.

Due to

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