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City safety blitz gets underway in Carrick

By Anthony Mendicino, Point Park News Service: Final plans for the Carrick Crime Blitz were outlined recently, targeting 42 properties for possible condemnation or seizure as local citizens and law enforcement say they have been at the center of crime in the community. Representatives from Mayor Bill Peduto’s office as well as local law enforcement met with Carrick residents and... Read More

Parade honors African-American history, heritage

By Rebecca Painter, Point Park News Service: The 27th annual African American Heritage Day Parade wound through Downtown on Saturday honoring the 1961 Freedom Riders who challenged bus segregation practices in the South. This year’s grand marshal Sala Udin, a former city councilman, was a 1961 Freedom Rider. Michelle Jackson, a member of the African American Heritage Day Parade board,... Read More

Video: Black History Month Toonseum exhibit

By Brittany Lauffer, Point Park News Service: The City of Pittsburgh collaborated with the Toonseum to showcase the comics created by three African-American artists for Black History Month. The exhibit “Beyond the Funny Pages: The Works of Art and Life Captured in Comics” is on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 in the lobby of the City-Council Building,... Read More