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Historic collection for Black History Month

KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE—John Ford watches the 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops Drum & Fife Youth Reenactment Group during a Feb. 16 Black History Month presentation that included several of his collected artifacts at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

 


In the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Obama honors Bush

ESTHER BUSH

 

On Feb. 26, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Esther Bush was honored in Washington, D.C., as part of the “White House Champions of Change: Achieving Educational Excellence for the Next Generation of African Americans” event. Bush is being recognized with nine other leaders for her devotion to helping further edu

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Shale lease helps preserve historic Black farm

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IN IT’S PRIME—The Dennis farmhouse as it looked c. 1939.  Plans are to stabilize and restore the building to this condition for use as an historical education and research center.

 

When she was young and would vacation at her family farm in late summers before heading back to school, Denise Dennis didn’t think it was a big deal. She was j

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

2013 Fab 40 selections announced

The population of young professionals in Pittsburgh has taken a dive over the past two decades. From 1990 to 2005 the population of adults age 25-34 decreased from 387,899 to 260,627.
In order to improve these numbers and attract and retain young professionals in Pittsburgh, many city leaders have begun to understand the importance of lifting up

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh