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Larimer Plan factions split... Development may be delayed

It was supposed to be a done deal. The Larimer Consensus Group, the city and its relevant authorities had agreed on a first phase of housing partially along East Liberty Boulevard built by a Black contractor would jumpstart the multi-year housing and business redevelopment of the neighborhood.

Now, however, there is anything but

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Black marrow donors needed for blood cancer

Marlene Shealey was always a healthy woman. She was in the navy for four years and in the marines for more than 11 years. At 46, she was running miles daily and even doing push ups.

But her life changed in 2010. After exiting the Marine Corps and taking a physical to enter into the army for a program, she was told she had enlarged

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Alliance to stem tide of blight in Sheraden

During the past 10 years Mocha Gary has lived on Glen Mawr Street in the West End neighborhood of Sheraden, she’s seen the house next to her and the house across from her go into foreclosure and several other houses on her street torn down. According to the city’s listing of vacant lots for sale, there are more than 10 vacant lots on her str

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Male presence, social media prominent at PBMF Workshop

The 29th run of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop was full of firsts.

There was a large representation of males, for one.

“I was really pleased with the amount of male participation that we had in the workshop this year,” workshop co-director Olga George said. “I know Mr. (Chris) Moore wa

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh