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‘Walk 4 Life’ fights for lives

In August 2007, 19-year-old Jayla Brown was killed outside of I.D. Labs music studio in Lawrenceville when a spray of 20 bullets rained down on the car she was sitting in. The aspiring writer had been enrolled in Community College of Allegheny County where she studied nursing.
KIERRA KEEPS CARING—Foundation Founder Carla G
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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Lopsided vote keeps student loans rate same

In a rare show of bipartisan support, Congress voted on June 29 to prevent the increase of student loan interest rates set for July 1. The measure, included in a package of other pieces of legislation, will keep student loan interest rates from doubling until at least next year.

“Today, we urge Congress to vote to provide a victory to the 7

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Women of Excellence spotlighted at luncheon

Throughout her life, Jean Bryant has been dedicated to promoting the strengths and accomplishments of others. Whether through her time spent in the media, writing positive stories highlighting African-Americans, or her work with the Miss Black Teenage Pageant showcasing positive young women, Bryant has often been the one giving the accolades....
  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Healthcare Act supreme ruling cheered

As they did when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2009, advocates celebrated the Supreme Court ruling that it is constitutional under Congress’ taxing authority.

“What we know is that the Affordable Care Act makes insurance coverage accessible and affordable to the millions who are uninsured—51 percent of whom are women of co

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh