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Still seeking cure, sickle cell group celebrates 10 years

September is national Sickle Cell Awareness month, but bringing awareness to the community and providing educational, social and economical support to children with sickle cell disease and their families, has been the daily mission of the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation Inc. Now, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the organization c

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

by Joe Mandak

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building — and not just because he had a knife.

The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday,

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

URA approves Centre Avenue developments

Three weeks ago, residents of Pittsburgh’s Hill District reviewed and approved five potential development projects for the Centre Avenue corridor. They forwarded all five to the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority for consideration and funding approval.

During its Sept. 12 meeting, the board moved the first of these projects forward—a f

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Soledad O’Brien headlines diversity conference

By 2050, 50 percent of the United States population will be non-White, making today’s racial minorities the majority. But in America in the 1950s it was still illegal for a man and a woman of different races to marry.

This was true for the parents of Soledad O’Brien, the acclaimed special investigations correspondent and host of CNN’s “In Am

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh