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Beaver Falls police chief emphasizes values

by Josh Brown

Beaver Falls Police Chief Charles Jones says the challenge of balancing the responsibilities of being Chief of Police and a Christian lay minister, “once people recognize that you’re a Christian, let alone a lay minister, they want to challenge your authority and position. As the saying goes, they take your kindness as a we

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

City’s Equal Opportunity report raises questions

Even as Pittsburgh Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and other Black community leaders like Rashad Byrdsong and Carl Redwood Jr. are working to increase contracting and employment opportunities for African-Americans, discrepancies in the Equal Opportunity Review Commission’s 2011 report appears to show, “The city and its authorities exceeded the e

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Point Park launches Urban Accounting Initiative

According to a study by Howard University School of Business’ Center for Accounting Education, only four percent of all accounting graduates hired by accounting firms between 2007 and 2008 were African-Americans.

In an effort to increase the number of African-Americans in the accounting and finance fields, Point Park University recently

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Protesters call for education funding

Bearing signs that said “Save Our Schools” and shirts that read “Stand For Children, Stand For Public Schools,” about 200 union activists, clergy members and community activists marched from the United Steelworkers offices to deliver a symbolic yellow pencil to Gov. Tom Corbett’s Pittsburgh office and ask that he add additional funding to the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh