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Pittsburgh Public School District slow in reducing racial disparities

Complaint made 20 years ago, little progress made

At the Sept. 26 legislative meeting of the Pittsburgh Public School District, the Board of Directors voted to extend a memorandum of understanding with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for the continued monitoring of the District’s effort to improve achievement for A

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

64 of 79 homicides Black lives

With three months left in the year 2012, Allegheny County has reached 79 homicides at the end of September, making it a deadlier year than 2011, which ended with 73 homicides. That glimmer of hope shown at the beginning of the year that the anti-violence message was finally sinking in, has now turned into fear of what will happen to our

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Judge halts Voter ID law

After several days of testimony and strong direction from the State Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson reversed himself and approved an injunction of the state’s voter ID law.

It will not be in effect for the November General Election, though it may after January.

Last month Simpson denied the injunction sought

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Walton named 2012 Courier Legacy honoree

Retired Highmark Senior Vice President Aaron Walton has been named the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2012 Legacy honoree. The award is part of the Courier’s annual 50 Men of Excellence awards, which recognize exemplary African-American men in the Pittsburgh region.

“I am very honored, surprised and honored,” Walton said. “When you talk about

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh