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Imani Christian Academy taken from Clay, church

In 1993, Bishop Donald Clay, senior pastor of Petra International Ministries, founded Imani Christian Academy, a Christian-centered school serving at-risk African-American students. Since it’s humble start with 30 students in the home of Bishop Clay’s sister, the academy has grown to a K-12 with more than 200 students.

Now, 19 years after

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

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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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh