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Permit fee shocks North Side sports teams

When the Steelers of the Northside Youth Athletic Association began preparing for their afternoon midget football season, they didn’t prepare for the price the Pittsburgh Public Schools wanted for the team to use the Oliver High School field.

It was $15,000, more than 20 times the fee they paid last year and 60 times the fee they had paid

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Risky behavior not tied to HIV increase in Black gay men

Among Black males in 2010, an estimated 70 percent of diagnosed HIV infections were attributed to Men having Sex with Men (MSM).

Regardless of race, MSM have historically bore the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But new studies presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., revealed that Black MSM, while at a

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

AIDS in America: Blacks hit hardest

Last week, more than 24,000 participants from 183 countries converged in Washington, D.C., for the 19th International AIDS Conference.

While the conference focused on the AIDS epidemic in countries around the globe, the message for Americans was clear. The Black community is the group hit hardest by the epidemic in the United States.

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Freedom Riders return to Pa. Capitol steps for Voter ID rally

by Joby Brown

(HARRISBURG)—More than 1,000 demonstrators descended on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg to protest the Voter ID law that could significantly impact the 2012 Presidential election.

Concerned citizens from all over Pennsylvania and other parts of the nation came to the state capital in busses, cars and by plane. One

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh