School starts Aug. 28 - PPS Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet seeks to improve African American student outcomes (Courier exclusive story)
Pittsburgh artist Jeghetto paints August Wilson mural for his hometown, with help from locals (7.15.17)
Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto issues proclamation to Midtown Towers heroes Ricco, Jason, and Ryan (6.16.2017)
Thursday night is normally what I consider a work night. As I look more closely at that, I think I…
Rapper and mogul 50 Cent admitted to leaking episodes of his show, "Power" online after initially saying that he had…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie running back James Conner set up Pittsburgh’s winning fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the Steelers’ 17-13 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Conner, the former University of Pittsburgh star who overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL, broke off runs of 17 and […]
PITTSBURGH—Executives at VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, have announced that Melissa T. Wade has been hired as its senior director of communications. Ms. Wade will serve as a spokesperson for the organization and oversee all communications efforts. She brings to the position extensive public relations, media relations and marketing […]
As reports have surfaced of the Trump administration’s intent to investigate affirmative action admissions in higher education, the debate over whether and how race should be considered in college admissions has emerged with renewed vigor. In the past four years, United States Supreme Court cases like Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and Fisher […]
(BPT)—When it comes to health, perception is not always reality. This is especially true when considering how men care for themselves when faced with a health condition. In fact, while most men would say they are more focused on their health than they have been in the past, physicians report a different truth. This difference […]
Maria Anderson is off and running in her new position as director of national community programs for Highmark Health. The New Pittsburgh Courier was able to catch up with Anderson, an Allderdice High School and Duquesne University graduate, in between her hectic schedule, for a “Courier Q & A…” NPC: Please discuss some of the […]
A conservative Illinois think tank came under fire for its caricature of an African-American child.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told […]
Europe is once again the target of what authorities are calling a terrorist attack. Suspected terrorists drove a rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring about 50 others.
Veteran Pittsburgh journalist and author Erv Dyer, PhD, along with other local journalists, will travel to Haiti in October. Dyer explains the significance of his upcoming trip, in the first of a monthly series of Courier stories leading up to the departure Why go to Haiti? I have to begin to answer that question with […]