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Save Race Street group celebrates 4th year

A group of Homewood residents who came together in November 2008 to combat blight and crime on their street celebrated four years of working together this month.

Minister Terry D. Fluker took the lead in organizing his neighbors after a double homicide occurred near his Race Street home in July 2008.

REV. TERRY FLUKER, founder


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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Parent jail advocacy initiative comes to close

The Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation’s Advocating for Children Whose Parents are Incarcerated initiative has worked diligently to understand, communicate and ease the loss children face when losing a parent, or in some cases parents, to incarceration. Now, almost ten years later, the initiative can celebrate its successes as they come to

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

A+ Schools: Achievement gap grows

In 2010 when A+ Schools released their annual report on the Pittsburgh Public School District, the organization said at its current pace, the achievement gap between Black and White students would take 40 years to close. Last year, due to a sharp decrease in the achievement gaps in both reading and math, they predicted the gap could be

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Fathers group joins mother in fight for kids

When Chauntae Bryant goes to family court this week to regain primary custody of her children, she will have the support of an unusual ally, the Alliance for Fathers and Families, an organization founded to ensure that fathers are able to win child custody rights.

Larry Davis, who founded the organization, has battled the family court

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh