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Residents and business owners reflect on East Liberty's latest transformation

by Larkin Page-Jacobs, 90.5 WESA

Once a vibrant commercial district, Pittsburgh's East Liberty businesses began losing ground to suburban malls in the 1950s and 60s. Officials tried to reverse the trend by remaking the community: bulldozing property, reconfiguring traffic patterns, and building high-rise rental units. The changes only

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh history showcased at national conference

Last week the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History convened in Pittsburgh for their 97th annual convention. While the national conference, which was last hosted in Pittsburgh in 2004, drew notable historians from across the country, it also shed light on the depth of African-American history within the city of three

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Committee Co-Chair: Reapportionment may cause loss of Black school director, Black district

Normally, the census-required reapportionment of Pittsburgh School Districts creates none of the fanfare seen in city, state or congressional redistricting battles. But Shawn Carter, chief-of-staff to Councilman Ricky Burgess, and Reapportionment Committee co-chair warned that this year’s reapportionment is far from normal.

Due to

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Fulfilling the Promise... City graduation rate on the rise

Celebrating the work of its first four-year graduates, the Pittsburgh Promise released its annual report that highlighted increased graduation rates in city schools and greater college retention rates for Promise scholars.

The Promise report, released Sept. 27 at sponsor American Eagle Outfitters’ offices on the South Side, shows the p

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh