Sat04192014

‘Ignite 2012’ stresses vote to hip-hoppers

Last week hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco was at the center of an online frenzy when he was attacked on the social media Website Twitter for his decision not to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Although Fiasco has been credited as a pioneer of the conscious hip-hop movement, which focuses on social issues, his stance on not voting

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Dykes’ second shot at NAACP president

For the second time, Rev. Regina Ragin Dykes is throwing her hat in the ring for president of the NAACP. The longtime member was beaten in 2010 by current president M. Gayle Moss.

“I’ve been an active participating member of the Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP for almost 30 years,” Dykes said. “I’m a lifetime member and I’m also on the st

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Ban the Box bill gains public support

Nearly 100 people gathered in front of council chambers in the City County Building Sept. 25 to advocate for legislation that would prohibit employers from asking questions about criminal background on initial applications.

“Today we are here to advocate for much needed Ban the Box legislation,” said Dean Williams, founder of the For

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Harper named new county jail warden

In the nearly two years since Allegheny County Jail Warden Ramon Rustin left for a post in New Mexico, no less than six acting wardens have administered the Uptown facility, but no more.

On Sept. 13, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that Orlando Harper would take over as warden next month.

“After a long search process, I a

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Still seeking cure, sickle cell group celebrates 10 years

September is national Sickle Cell Awareness month, but bringing awareness to the community and providing educational, social and economical support to children with sickle cell disease and their families, has been the daily mission of the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation Inc. Now, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the organization c

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