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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

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

Pgh NAACP drives voter registration

There is a lot at stake for the future of the United States of America and the 2012 presidential election is a very important one. Recent polls are projecting that this will be a close race and every vote will count. One’s vote is their voice. In an effort to make sure that every voice is heard, the Pittsburgh branch, along with the state a

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh