Written by Ashley N. Johnson
RAYCO 'WAR' SAUNDERS (Courier Photo/William McBride)
The shooting death of a 1-year-old boy at an East Hills cookout has left many in the community feeling outraged and fed up with the Black-on-Black violence.
Early Tuesday evening, two females were injured and their nephew was killed when three men got out of a vehicle and opened fire into a crowd at a cookout in the 2300 block of East Hills Drive. The toddler, who has been identified as Marcus White Jr., 19 months, was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The two females, whose names still have not been released, were taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, one, 19 years old, was listed in stable condition, the second, 20 years old with gunshot wounds to the chest and back, has been listed in critical condition. The women had taken White to the cookout.
“My grandson is gone and he’s not coming back,” said Camille Smith, White’s grandmother. “He was an innocent baby. It was senseless.”
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 23:11
Written by Christian Morrow - Courier Staff Writer
Saying he wants to have more open lines of communication, particularly on issues pertaining to the African-American community, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, his Chief of Staff Jennifer Liptak and County Manager William McKain joined the New Pittsburgh Courier editorial board for the first of what he said could be quarterly meetings.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 11:23
Written by Genea Webb
About 60 concerned Clairton residents, business owners and city officials convened for a town hall meeting on May 16 in an effort to keep the city's only bank—a PNC located at 571 Miller Avenue—open.
“We are all here because we're devastated that PNC is closing. The only bank we have is leaving Clairton," said Cheryl Hurt, president of the Community Economic Development Corporation of Clairton and moderator of the meeting. The bank is set to close on Aug. 16.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 15:05
Written by Rebecca Nuttall - Courier Staff Writer
MARSHA JONES, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER AT PNC
At a press conference on May 23, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined community and corporate leaders to announce a new initiative to increase economic opportunities for minorities in Pittsburgh. The initiative will specifically target the African-American population, which exhibits the greatest disparities in employment and wealth in the Pittsburgh region.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 16:05
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