Tag: youth

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National

New trial sought for SC boy, 14, executed in 1944

An undated photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina. (AP Photo/South Carolina Department of Archives and History) by Jeffrey CollinsAssociated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters of a 14-year-old Black boy executed in 1944 for killing two White girls are asking a South Carolina judge to take the unheard-of move of granting him a new trial in hopes he will be cleared of the charges. George Stinney was convicted on a shaky confession in a segregated society that wanted revenge for the beating deaths of two girls, ages 11 and 7, according to the lawsuit filed last month on Stinney’s behalf in Clarendon County.

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Metro

Strip District MLK Mural unveiling

ENJOYING THE FINISHED PROJECT—From left: Micci Hutterer, Caren Miller, Edward Rawson, Charles Kikrsey, Charles Smith, Portia Hornick and Berry Breene pose in front of the mural. Moving the Lives of Kids (MLK Mural) created a new mural at 2852 Penn Ave., in the Strip District, in partnership with Neighbors in the Strip, and with a group of Pittsburgh youth who were paid to participate as part of their summer job experience through the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program.

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Metro

Family claims negligence in 12-year-old’s attack at Pressley Ridge

RECOVERY—The 12-year-old received 52 stitches at Children’s Hospital. It took doctors at Children’s Hospital 52 stitches to repair cuts on the face and neck of a 12-year-old boy whose family says was attacked at Pressley Ridge Day School in the North Side. According to the boy’s mother, Sheheda Manley, and grandmother, Tamara Bailey, he was attacked with a broken plate by a 16-year-old in the cafeteria of the school on Sept. 18.

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Metro

Point Park program opens doors to finance, accounting

ACCOUNTING AWARENESS—Counselor Erika Mangual works with brothers, Joziah Council and Jesse Council, from Beaver Area High School. (Photo by J.L. Martello) According to the United States Bureau of Labor, the mean salary for accountants and auditors around the country is $71,040 per year. This statistic is a key motivator for the African-American students enrolled in Point Park’s Accounting Career Awareness Program, a one-week summer camp for minority students interested in exploring careers in accounting and finance.