Fri04182014

Walton named 2012 Courier Legacy honoree

Retired Highmark Senior Vice President Aaron Walton has been named the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2012 Legacy honoree. The award is part of the Courier’s annual 50 Men of Excellence awards, which recognize exemplary African-American men in the Pittsburgh region.

“I am very honored, surprised and honored,” Walton said. “When you talk about

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NAACP VP Parker seeks presidency

After serving on the executive committee of the Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP for three consecutive terms, 1st Vice President Constance Parker has decided to run for president of the local branch in the upcoming election. Parker’s decision to run comes as a result of current president M. Gayle Moss’ decision to step down after eight years as p

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Hill District businesses to compete for grant money

Urban Innovation21 is making up to $50,000 in grants available exclusively to assist Hill District based entrepreneurs expand and improve their businesses with its first Small Business Grant Competition.

As part of a public-private partnership, Urban Innovation21 is charged with supporting and investing in technology innovators in

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Tuskegee Airmen ­Memorial to break ground

After years of planning and fundraising, construction is set to start this month on the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of the Greater Pittsburgh Region.

“We will have enough done by the end of this year before the bad weather hits so that people can interact with the memorial,” said John Gioguardi, of Rome Monument, during a special meeting ab

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Blount leads kids to success by changing environment

For 13 years Melvin C. Blount played on the field as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the 25 years since, he has been making plays off the field through his Mel Blount Youth Home located in Claysville, Pa., in Washington County, in an effort to work with today’s youth to lead them on a path to success.

A REAL COWBOY—Mel
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