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37 of 46 homicides Black lives

The summer is always a season looked forward to. It brings nice weather, vacations, cookouts and fun, but what it also brings are increased homicides. As the temperature increases on the thermometer, it seems the number of homicides do as well.

The month of June has brought Allegheny County nine homicides, up from the five this time last

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Thousands of marchers protest NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics

by Verena Dobnik

NEW YORK (AP)—A silent march by thousands of people in New York City protesting police “stop-and-frisk” tactics on Sunday was punctuated by an explosion of loud voices.

“We’ve got to fight back, we can’t be silent!” a group of activists shouted as they passed the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, just off Fifth Avenu

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NAACP calls for probe of police shooting

The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP is calling for the Allegheny County executive and City of Pittsburgh mayor to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of an East Liberty teen by an Allegheny County Sheriff’s Deputy June 13.

“We would have liked to see a different outcome, that this young fellow would still be a

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Summit helps Blacks hone leadership skills

On June 14 the African-American Leadership Association held its 4th annual summit. Themed “Misson Possible With Black Leadership,” the summit educated members of the Black community on how to be strong leaders in various aspects of their personal and professional lives.

“Our purpose always is to help people understand their influence a

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Ex-offenders bill struggles in council

On April 12, 2011, District 9 Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess proposed legislation calling for the elimination of inquires about criminal history from job applications in city government hiring. In the months since, the “Ban the Box” initiative, being led at the community level by Dean Williams, founder of the Formerly Convicted Citizens Pro

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