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Pittsburgh Faison PreK-5 showcases tribute to Dr. Helen S. Faison
Pittsburgh Faison Pre K-5 dedicated Thursday night, November 5, 2015, as the first “Dr. Helen Faison Day” with a special showcase highlighting the stellar six…
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McAuley Ministries awards $522,000 in grants to 12 Pittsburgh nonprofit organization
  PITTSBURGH (December 1, 2015) – McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation and one of the largest philanthropic foundations in Southwestern Pennsylvania, has awarded $522,000 in grants to…
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Farrell chief resigns over slur before new police department opens
FARRELL, Pa. (AP) _ A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down_…
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Pennsylvania budget fight’s bottom line, as usual _ taxes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania is now five months into a budget impasse with taxes the main sticking point _ a scenario familiar to anyone…
Police progress varies after federal oversight
Clairton sheds ‘financially distressed’ status after 27 years

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Black Ministers Urge Trump To Tone Down “Racist” Rhetoric
Bishop George Bloomer of Bethel Family Worship Center in Durham, North Carolina arrived at Monday’s meeting with Donald Trump with great skepticism about the outcome, especially on issues of race, he told The Associated Press. When he got a chance to address Trump, he was fairly direct in his questioning. “I asked him: ‘Are you a […]
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Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting
 NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially…
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CNN erases description of Gray’s mother as heroin addict
NEW YORK (AP) — Following protests online, CNN removed a description of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray as “the son of an illiterate heroin addict” in a…
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Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release
CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black…
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Roland Martin Offers “Open Invitation” To Black Pastors To Talk Specifics, Policy, & What Was Discussed During Meeting With Donald Trump
On Tuesday, Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, offered an “open invitation” and a challenge to more than 100 Black clergy members to appear on NewsOne Now and discuss their meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. At the time the invitation was issued, Martin had just completed an interview with Dr. Steve Parson, former pastor of Richmond Christian Center, who attended the meeting […]
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Mom of Ronald Johnson Wants Dashcam Video of Son’s Killing Released (VIdeo)
*The mother of a man shot and killed by Chicago police last year was offered a settlement to halt her federal lawsuit against the city, but she has rejected the money and wants the city to release dashcam footage of the killing – because she says it shows her son was unarmed when he was … Continue reading Mom of Ronald Johnson Wants Dashcam Video of Son’s Killing Released (VIdeo) →
4 Charged In Shooting Of Minneapolis Black Lives Matters Protesters
Cop Who Fatally Shot Laquan McDonald Free After Posting Bond
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‘LHHNY’ star Mandeecees sentenced to 8 years
The judge’s decision finally came down on “Love and Hip Hop New York” star Mendeecees Harris — and it was a worse outcome than they…
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SiriusXM Satellite Signals: Cayman Kelly, A throwback to old school, personality radio DJs from yesteryear
WASHINGTON, DC — For major market cities, who no longer sponsor 100,000-watt urban radio stations, or for domestic travelers who don’t enjoy losing radio signals on…
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Vivica A. Fox Wants an ‘Empire’ Spinoff Based on Candace
*She’s only been on “Empire” for two episodes so far, but Vivica A. Fox already has dreams of starring in her own spinoff of the series, based on her role as Cookie Lyon’s bougie sister Candace. “I just see that the, the road for Candace and the storyline for Cookie’s family is endless,” she says. … Continue reading Vivica A. Fox Wants an ‘Empire’ Spinoff Based on Candace →
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50 Cent Sitcom ‘My Friend 50’ Headed to Fox
*50 Cent is expanding his television portfolio. The executive producer and co-star of the Starz drama “Power” has teamed with producer Will Packer for “My Friend 50,” a single-camera comedy for Fox. The duo will executive produce and 50 Cent will recur in the series as a version of himself, reports “My Friend 50,” … Continue reading 50 Cent Sitcom ‘My Friend 50’ Headed to Fox →
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The Best of Black Twitter’s #PopeBars
*A Twitter hashtag birthed on Monday, “#PopeBars,” took the above photo from Pope Francis’ current visit to Africa – showing him gripping the mic and waving his other hand as if he’s rapping – and left it up to Twitter users to add the papal-themed bars he’d spit. Black Twitter yall. Enjoy some of the standouts … Continue reading The Best of Black Twitter’s #PopeBars →
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‘Racing Extinction’ sounds the alarm for vanishing species
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ When Discovery Channel’s “Racing Extinction” debuts worldwide, the documentary’s creators will be looking for more than ratings and critical reaction. It’s…
Anthony Anderson Inks Multi-Year Deal With NAACP Image Awards
#PopeBars Pushes Pontifex Onto Everyone’s Favorite Rappers List


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Steel Sensations: Tomlin blows it again
The black and gold fell to 6-5 on Sunday evening and the blame has to fall squarely on the shoulders of their inept head coach,…
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Column: Two icons near the end, as Father Time wins again
One played into the final hours of the Thanksgiving weekend, laughing when a 3-pointer that would have kept his team in the game hit nothing…
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NFL moves Pete Morelli’s crew off Sunday night game
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli’s crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Instead, the crew…
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Jameis Winston: ‘Lions do not accept opinions of f*cking sheep!’
*Jameis Winston and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have taken a loss against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but the quarterback ended up being playing a bigger role in calming down a teammate. According to TheBigLead, the moment of truth came towards the end of the game when things got heated between practice squad wide … Continue reading Jameis Winston: ‘Lions Do Not Accept Opinions of F*cking Sheep!’ →
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Ringside Update/ Cotto vs Canelo: A Clash Of The Latin Titans
*As I sat in the press box in the arena at the fabulous Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, it was a a bit of a challenge to write this story due to the recent passing of my daughter Adrienne Quisenberry. She was killed in a hit and run accident a couple of … Continue reading Ringside Update/ Cotto vs Canelo: A Clash Of The Latin Titans →
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The Orlando Magic Give Thanks This Holiday
Magic players Tobias Harris, Dewayne Dedmon, Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, C.J. Watson and Devyn Marble, Magic CEO Alex Martins, Magic staff members join Amway, Chase and the Coalition for the Homeless in giving back to Central Floridians *In between serving scoops of eggs and potatoes onto plates for those the most in need, Orlando Magic … Continue reading The Orlando Magic Give Thanks This Holiday →
Flashback – Kobe Bryant Ponders Life after Basketball: ‘I’ve Got to Find My Passion’
Inside Conditions…Blind “Eyes”


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Field Negro: Iceberg Slim would have been proud
I am trying to think what me dear daddy would have done if some snake oil selling politician and mountebank had asked for a sit down meeting to…
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Time to sign up for health insurance
The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges opened for business last month. Now, millions of Americans who do not get coverage through work have the…
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GOP chest-thumping over ISIS is reckless
The terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people have unleashed a torrent of reckless rhetoric from politicians and pundits against President Barack…
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GOP ‘Trumped’ by conventional wisdom
Conventional wisdom says don’t waste your time trying to get the Black vote.  Conventional wisdom says don’t hire Black staffers.  Conventional wisdom says don’t be…
Child Watch…A Prayer for Thanksgiving to the God of all Children in America and the World
Paris, terror and the forgotten


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Report: Tom Joyner Being Forced Out of Own Radio Show; Russ Parr to Take Over
*Tom Joyner, 65, is reportedly being pushed out of his own syndicated radio show to make room for younger talent. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the radio legend will be forced into early retirement next year so that Radio One – which owns a majority stake in Reach Media’s The Tom Joyner Morning Show – … Continue reading Report: Tom Joyner Being Forced Out of Own Radio Show; Russ Parr to Take Over →
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’12 Days of Christmas’ items top $34K,000 up 0.6 percent
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover! The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but…
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Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections debuts searchable property violations website
PITTSBURGH, PA –The Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections has launched a new website that for the first time allows the public to search on…
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Early bird specials: Ways small businesses can prepare for the holidays
(BPT) – The holidays bring many things to mind – eggnog, Christmas trees, piles of presents, the first snowfall and more. However, for small business…
Business Owners Combine To Launch Innovative Approach to ‘Buy Black’ Movement
‘Give Black’ on Giving Tuesday


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Here’s Why Racists Need To Watch Their Twitter Fingers
A new Brazilian social media campaign is using geotagged data to expose people who use hate speech online and then hide behind anonymity.
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US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Due to ‘Increased Terrorist Threats’
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. *(Via US State Dept.) – Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and … Continue reading US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Due to ‘Increased Terrorist Threats’ →
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Zara fires workers for turning away Muslim shopper
Zara is getting heat for turning away a woman wearing a hijab from one the brand’s stores in France. Customers are calling for a boycott of the brand after a video went viral depicting a guard at a Zara store in the Parisian suburb of Plaisir who asked a Muslim customer to remove her hijab. […]
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Flickering candles in Paris, the city of lights
NEW YORK (George Curry Media)—Paris, the city of lights, is currently illuminated by flickering candles. The candles, along with flowers and other items, are memorial…
Diverse Paris mourns together after indiscriminate violence
Mastermind behind Paris attacks pronounced dead by senior intelligence officials


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Travel Much? Don’t Do These 12 ‘Offensive’ American Things (Watch)
*”All around the world same song.” Remember groovin’ to that piece by Digital Underground back in the day? Ah the memories. Well get over ’em because apparently lead singer ‘Shock G’ didn’t know what he was talking about. He obviously hadn’t been all around the world because if he had, he would’ve realize many countries definitely … Continue reading Travel Much? Don’t Do These 12 ‘Offensive’ American Things (Watch) →
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Leah Strong: Devon Still confirms ‘no evidence’ of cancer in daughter’s latest tests
Who's tougher than defensive tackle Devon Still? His daughter, Leah.
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THE (11-30-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page
A page to get motivated, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history. EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. – Terry Orlick EUR BIRTHDAYS … Continue reading THE (11-30-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page →
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Heat up the holidays by making batches of hot sauce as gifts
The weekend before Thanksgiving usually is my holiday gift-making weekend. Most years, my mother and I make wild persimmon fruitcakes, which we wrap in bourbon-soaked…
New Zion Baptist celebrates 100th Church Anniversary
Out of gift ideas? Surprise loved ones with meaningful gifts they’ll adore


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Black Teen Vlogger Renounces Conservatism; Laquan McDonald Killing Convinced Him
“I’m not conservative no more!” That’s not exactly how now used-ta-be conservative vlogger C.J. Pearson put it, but the bottom line is the youngster seems to have come to his senses. If you don’t recall, Pearson is the 13-year-old African American whose stinging criticism regarding President Obama meeting with the clock-boy, Ahmed Mohamed, went viral … Continue reading Black Teen Vlogger Renounces Conservatism; Laquan McDonald Killing Convinced Him →
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Girls Want to Join the Boys Scouts of America
*A group of girls in Santa Rosa, California have found the Girl Scouts of America to be lacking in providing the types of experiences they’d like to have. Instead of working to change the group’s curriculum, they’ve opted to petition the Boy Scouts to let them in. “I want to be a Boy Scout,” said … Continue reading Girls Want to Join the Boys Scouts of America →
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Michelle Obama awards 13 youth arts programs
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Calling a group of artistic youth the “next generation of fabulous,” Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school…
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A boycott’s birth: How the Missouri race protests began
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — On the day he met with Black players for the University of Missouri’s football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn’t eaten…
Former Shadyside Academy student Jennifer Hebert wins Rhodes Scholarship
Giving thanks for Generation NEXT


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Information is the Best Medicine…Strokes increase over the holidays
For many years, researchers have been intrigued by a disturbing pattern: Deadly heart attacks increase during the winter holiday season. One study even found distinct…
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Information is the Best Medicine…Looking after your eyes
As people age so do their eyes. Some people suffer from vision problems early on and others can have great eyesight well into their 80s.…
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Fit!Live!Win! Stay Fit & Healthy During The Holidays With These Easy To Follow Tips
The holiday season is upon us and we all know what that means — lots of parties, enjoying our families, and consuming massive amounts of…
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Cancer Patients Can Keep More of Their Hair Wearing This Cap
*Just about everyone I know who has taken chemotherapy has lost their hair. It’s one of the most common side effects when being treated for cancer. Alopecia is the medical term used when your immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles — which negatively affect hair growth. But now, the invention of a new cap promises … Continue reading Cancer Patients Can Keep More of Their Hair Wearing This Cap →
Information is the Best Medicine…Guarding against ‘prescription errors’
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Get Covered America!

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Ray Lewis’ book takes in-depth look at troubled man beneath the helmet
In ‘I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory’ Ray Lewis tells the story of his 17 year NFL career. Let me preface this…
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Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award for nonfiction
NEW YORK (AP) _ Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” a brief, unflinching address to his teenage son on race and police violence that…
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Cover to Cover… ‘Jemima Code’
You woke up this morning with a craving. So is breakfast time too early to think about dinner? Is it bad to want to sneak…
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‘It’s very weird’: Kardashian balances book push with drama
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) _ The awkwardness of Khloe Kardashian promoting a book while she’s helping estranged husband Lamar Odom recover from a suspected overdose is…
Dancer Misty Copeland writing health-and-fitness book
Cover to Cover…‘Wake Up Happy’


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Disappointment in Pittsburgh: How the Pirates ditched Pittsburgh’s Negro Leagues past
This past spring, two statues depicting Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson were on the move. In Washington D.C., the Nationals quietly relocated a Gibson…


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Janet still got it! – Unbreakable Tour Chicago Theater
Could not wait, could not wait and then the moment came. I was at Chicago Theatre to see Ms. Janet Jackson (or is it Mrs.…
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‘Real Cameo fans’ witness funk band’s first Pittsburgh visit since mid-1980s
Drummer Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett remains as Cameo’s heartbeat. By Timothy Cox Special to the Courier MONROEVILLE, PA — About 1,000 “Real Cameo” fans showed up…


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Crooked cop was culprit, not Black Lives Matter


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Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey ‘RHOA’ Fight, Time to Retire B-word?
*Bravo knows the prefect dramatic recipe to ensure a rise in ratings for its hit “Real Housewives” franchise: create an event, give it a theme, add a ton of free booze, and most importantly, be certain one of the ladies is feeling a certain way about something someone else said – and let’s fight about … Continue reading Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey ‘RHOA’ Fight, Time to Retire B-word? →
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‘L&HHH’s’ Milan Christopher Denies Dating ‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett
*The Internet concluded last month that “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” star Milan Christopher could be dating Jussie Smollett of “Empire,” based on an interview where he coyly said: “I was actually with somebody I was interested in. Somebody that you know.” Well, he’s not dating Jussie. “I think Jussie’s a great person, an attractive … Continue reading ‘L&HHH’s’ Milan Christopher Denies Dating ‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett →
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2 Chainz’s #IsThisYoThot? Lawsuit Thrown Out by Judge
*The woman who sued 2 Chainz for repeatedly calling her a THOT in a viral video just had her lawsuit thrown out by a North Carolina judge. Back in July, camera phones were rolling in 2 Chainz’s dressing room  when he repeatedly referred to fan Christine Chisholm as a THOT (that ho over there) as she … Continue reading 2 Chainz’s #IsThisYoThot? Lawsuit Thrown Out by Judge →
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Serena Williams is Half-Naked in 2016 Pirelli Calendar (Pics)
*Ava DuVernay, Mellody Hobson and a topless Serena Williams are among the powerful women featured in the new 2016 Pirelli Calendar, shot by famed photographer Annie Liebovitz for its 43rd edition released Monday. Leibovitz, who was given free rein to cast the calendar, said in a press conference, “Pirelli came to me and told me … Continue reading Serena Williams is Half-Naked in 2016 Pirelli Calendar (Pics) →
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Miami Jury Now Holds Fate of ‘Facebook Killer’ In Their Hands! (Disturbing Photo)
*Aren’t you curious about a statement that ends with ‘A young lady lost her life but…”? Aren’t you intrigued about what could possibly come after the “but?” I am. I mean, it calls for justification of the why. And in order to justify the loss of a life…you have to put some kind of ceiling on … Continue reading Miami Jury Now Holds Fate of ‘Facebook Killer’ In Their Hands! (Disturbing Photo) →
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What Does Future Require In His Concert Dressing Rooms?
*Another celebrity concert rider has been revealed. TMZ got its hands on the list of demands from rapper Future based on a show he did last December – a 45 minute gig that put $150,000 in his pocket. Regarding his dressing room requirements… If donuts are being supplied, he only wants the powdered variety – “fresh white … Continue reading What Does Future Require In His Concert Dressing Rooms? →
A ‘Broke’ 50 Cent Flaunts Stacks of Cash in Fridge (WATCH)
NYC Cabbie: Roker snub a ‘misunderstanding’; Peele & Peretti get engaged


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Students weigh in on Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg educational partnership
Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District have agreed upon an educational partnership to start next school year, where Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 will…



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