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Mentoring the ‘100’ way

The Info-Link-100 2012 Summer Computer Camp, a mentoring program instituted by 100 Black Men of Western PA Inc., graduated a class of 17 bright students.

The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and educational opportunities for at-risk African-American youth in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The specific focus is

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Audit questions city MWDBE commitment

When the New Pittsburgh Courier broke the story about the inaccuracies contained in the Pittsburgh Equal Opportunity Review Commission’s 2011 Annual Report, city Controller Michael Lamb said he was disturbed by revelations of non-existent six-figure minority contracts, but as he had just begun a performance audit of the commission, he’d find

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

B-PEP calls for voter volunteers

Joined by partners from the NAACP, the Alleghenians, the Black and White Reunion, The Western PA Black Political Assembly and others, members of the Black Political Empowerment Project denounced the state’s new voter ID law and asked for help in making sure everyone who needs a valid ID has one.

At an Aug. 20 press conference at St.

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Homicides:?Shots ring loud through county in August

Many believe that violence is in the city, so they move to the outskirts for safer living, but Allegheny County, too, is falling victim to shootings all over, with certain areas being hit more than others.

Only two weeks into the month of August, there have already been eight shootings, all of them outside the city of Pittsburgh and many of

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh