Courier celebrates 100 years of influence

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For the past 100 years, the Courier, once the country’s largest Black newspaper, has been setting the tone on major issues impacting the African-American community. On Feb. 19 its history and accomplishments will be celebrated at “The New Pittsburgh Courier: 100 Years of Influence Centennial Gala” at Stage AE from 6-11 p.m.


The event will not only celebrate the rich history of the New Pittsburgh Courier, but also pay homage to the Pittsburgh Courier, its predecessor. The evening will include a VIP cocktail reception, a dinner, a legacy awards program, a dessert reception and a concert by Carrie Lucas, the head diva of LA’s Solar Records.

The gala will coincide with a special Courier exhibition opening at the Heinz History Center Feb. 11 and a Courier 100th Anniversary Special Edition publication Feb. 16.

Stage AE, named for its sponsor, the Pittsburgh-based local retail store American Eagle Outfitters, is a brand new state-of-the-art concert and special event facility located next to Heinz Field on the North Shore.

(Tickets can be purchased for $200, which includes the VIP reception, dinner, the program, the concert and the dessert reception; $150, which includes the dinner, program, concert and dessert reception; and $75, which includes the concert and dessert reception. There are also sponsorship packages available. For more information, call Save the Date Creative Services LLC at 412-781-3486 or e-mail

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