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Gun control support forum

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JAY GILMER

 

On Dec. 14, 2012, 26 people, including 20 children were shot and killed at a school in Newtown, Conn. The tragedy thrust the gun control debate to center stage across the nation and many in the Black community believed the government would finally address the issue of gun violence that plagues them everyday.
After four months

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Afro Cuban All Stars:Connecting the world through sounds of Cuban music

THE AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS BRINGS THE CROWD TO ITS FEET (Photo by Erin Perry)

 

 


Juan De Marcos promised a fiesta on stage and that’s exactly what he and the Afro Cuban All Stars delivered when they graced the stage of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on March 21.
“Tonight we will travel to Cuba,” said Juan De Marcos, bandleader, ar

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

P.R.O.M.I.S.E. jams to stop violence

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I’VE GOT THE BLUES—Chicago Blues artist Vince Agwada performs at The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. group’s annual Blues and R&B Showcase, April 6. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

Music for a cause was the unofficial theme at The Hard Rock Café last Saturday at the P.R.O.M.I.S.E. group’s 5th ­annual Blues and R&B Showcase on April 6 in Station Square.

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

The ‘n..... moment’ discussed at Pitt

 

ELIJAH ANDERSON, PH.D.

 

In the YouTube video “S... White Girls Say to Black Girls,” Black comedian Franchesca Ramsey parrots a series of unintentionally disrespectful statements directed at her by White friends over the years.

Statements like “this is so ghetto,” signifying something negative, and “it’s almost like you’re not Black” meant to be tak

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh