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Pa. NAACP leads rally against Voter ID law

by Joby Brown

(Beaver County)—Beaver County residents joined the Pennsylvania NAACP in Harrisburg rally to have the Voter ID Law repealed. The state Supreme Court starts its hearing July 25.

Mike Turzai, the Republican Majority Leader of the PA House of Representatives, stated after the General Assembly passed the law, “Voter ID, w

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Sanders gives 100K to AWC

With the strains of soft jazz and the aroma of the Savoy Lunch on Liberty entrees wafting through the doors, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center Board Chairman Aaron Walton noted it was a beautiful day.

It was made even better when he announced that philanthropist and entrepreneur Chuck Sanders was underwriting the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

African Heritage Association raises academic achievement

According to a 1999 report by the University of California at Los Angeles Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, arts education has a positive impact on the academic success of low-income students. The study compared low-income, high arts involved students with high-income, low arts involved students and found similarities

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Jordan Miles says he was beaten while handcuffed

On July 19, dressed in a white blazer and purple shirt, a reserved Jordan Miles took the stand to testify in a civil rights lawsuit against three Pittsburgh police officers who he says attacked him on Jan. 12, 2010.

“It felt as if I was being hit everywhere in my body at the same time,” Miles said while being questioned by his lawyer, Ker

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh