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59 of 72 homicides Black lives...August the most DEADLY month

The month of August has been the most deadly month this year, with 14 homicides, bringing the total to 72. Only eight full months into the year and 2012’s total is only one away from 2011’s complete total of 73 homicides.

But yet again, the saddest part is that most of the list is compiled of young Black men 25 years old and under, some

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Gibson foundation prepares students for sports careers

High school students in the Pittsburgh Public School District could find themselves more engaged in their studies this year thanks to a new career and technical education program. The new curriculum, created through a partnership between the Josh Gibson Foundation and Duquesne University, will introduce high school students to different

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One Vision One Life killed

Beset by budget problems and the death of arguably its most effective employee, the street violence intervention program One Vision One Life was forced to close after eight years of advocacy.

It begun in 2003 as an initiative of Allegheny County’s Department of Human Service, funded through federal grants, the program was the brainchild

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Mother finds no justice in son’s death

“Life is Real” is the motto Tiffany Bowie, who wears a necklace with her son’s picture on it, keeps with her as a reminder of her son. She thought that by moving her son from the city of Pittsburgh to the family oriented community of Aliquippa, she would be giving him a better life and an opportunity to excel at football, a sport he enjoyed.

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Colleges comply to Voter ID law

One of the many issues arising from the new requirements of Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law is that, to be valid, photo IDs issued by colleges and universities now like state-issued drivers licenses must be current or expired less than one year.

According to an April survey issued by the consumer advocacy group PennPIRG, 91 out of 110

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