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With one foot in the door, Black lawyers still struggle

STEPHANIE JOHNSON

 

While African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population, they make up 4 percent of total lawyers in the United States. Despite this disparity, the National Black Law Students Association with its 6,000 members is the largest student-run organization in the country.
On Feb. 13, the Mid-Atlantic chapter of NBLSA brought its

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Only Black-owned Pgh radio station celebrates 20 years

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IN CONTROL—Hassan Gilchrist, WGBN Radio board operator, sits at the controls during an afternoon broadcast for the 20-year-old Black-owned Pittsburgh radio station. (Photo by Gail Manker)

 

For 20 years, WGBN radio, “Pittsburgh’s Gospel Excellence,” as the slogan says, has been delivering praise, worship and even the Word to people throu

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Winning bid for Schenley presented

REGINA HOLLEY

 

If approved by the Pittsburgh Board of Education, PMC/Schenley HSB Associates’ $5.2 million recommended bid for the former Schenley High School building will yield the district slightly less than when submitted.
That’s because in January, the board also approved spending $17,000 for two reassessments of the costs to reopen the b

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Officer says she’s been unfairly targeted

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While Officer Tonya Ford travelled to Harrisburg on Feb. 8 to advocate for a youth crime prevention program with local State Rep. Jake Wheatley and City Councilman Daniel Lavelle, controversy surrounding the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Chief Nate Harper was rising to a fever pitch.
A few days later, a Channel 4 News crew ascended on

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh