Wed04162014

Hundreds celebrate Wofford

More than 80 local musicians joined friends and family of blues singer Leroy Wofford at the James Street Gastropub to celebrate his life and to raise funds to help with his funeral expenses.

Wofford was shot by two men at his home Sept. 8 and died the following day at UPMC Presbyterian. Pittsburgh police are still investigating.

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Panera loses suit, must pay

U.S. District Court Justice Gary Lancaster has approved a tentative settlement in a class action discrimination lawsuit brought by former em­ployees of ­Panera Bread franchise owner Sam Corvelli.

Under the settlement lead plaintiff and former Corvelli employee Guy Vines of Castle Shannon would receive $10,000. The court cannot give

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New parking tax revenue to Hill

Last week, more than 300 new parking spaces opened for commuters on the site of the former Civic Arena. That number will shortly increase to 800, and thanks to the work of the Hill Consensus Group and city Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, half of the parking taxes generated from those spaces will be used exclusively for Hill District

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Walker runs for NAACP president

Earlier this month, longtime University of Pittsburgh law enforcement specialist Deborah Walker, announced her candidacy for president of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP in the upcoming Nov. 13 election.

“I’ve talked to scores of people across the city and there’s been one common theme that comes up: the NAACP needs a new start,” Walk

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Black history group to convene in Pgh

On Sept. 26, the Association for the Study of African Life and History will bring their annual meeting to Pittsburgh. The theme of the 97th annual event will be “Black Women in American Culture and History.”

“This is our 97th annual conference and the purpose of the conference is to bring together scholars and individuals in the c

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