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Advancements in HIV/AIDS treatment

One week before the 19th International AIDS Conference descended on Washington, D.C., the Federal Drug Administration approved the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

“Today’s approval marks an important milestone in our fight against HIV,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg. “Every year, about 50,000 U.S. adults an

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

County report confirms minority pay inequities

Though it was begun under his predecessor, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald fully supported an audit of the county’s hiring, pay and advancement procedures to determine if minorities and women were being short-changed.

Now that the Gender and Race Equity Audit appears to show they have, he is working to see what remedies can

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

47 of 58 homicides Black lives...Numbers rapidly rising—12 in July

In July, Allegheny County was plagued by 12 homicides bringing the total to 58, with 47 of the victims African-Americans. We are quickly on the way to passing last year’s total of 73 homicides, 58 of them taking Black lives. Last year was the lowest year of homicides in four years. While the beginning of 2012 brought hope that the senseless k

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Hill District Master Plan completed

With the completion of the Greater Hill District Master Plan, the Urban Redevelopment Authority has issued a massive Request for Proposals to begin developing public and private properties centering on the Centre Avenue business corridor.

City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle hailed the announcement.

“This is a milestone for the Hill D

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh