Tag: Jake Wheatley

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Allegheny County Councilwoman calls Casino’s overcrowding bluff

Amanda Green-Hawkins Following the July 25 story on the Rivers Casino shutting down a party thrown by the Ruff Ryders Black motorcycle club, the New Pittsburgh Courier received calls and emails about similar actions taken when events drew large Black crowds to the casino—actions that were not taken when events drew large White crowds. Now Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green-Hawkins, who has also received allegations of discrimination, is demanding some real answers. In an Aug. 6 letter addressed to Rivers General Manager Craig Clark, she highlighted some of the incidents.

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Wheatley wins convention vote, says ‘We can shake the world’

CARL REDWOOD CASTS VOTE (Photo by J.L. Martello) To almost no one’s surprise, mayoral candidate state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hill, won the endorsement of African-Americans voting in the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention poll.Wheatley, is one of two African-Americans running for mayor, and was once an aide to former city Councilman Sala Udin, who organized the endorsement effort and called the result an “unqualified success.”

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Lamb drops out of mayoral race, endorses Wagner

MICHAEL LAMB (Courier File Photo) While most expected late-comers Darlene Harris and Jim Ferlo to drop out of the race to replace Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb’s withdrawal, after being among the first to announce, and winning the Democratic Party Endorsement, was somewhat surprising.