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Wilkinsburg Pastor Leads Community Group Dedicated To Ending Youth Violence

On a stormy Thursday in Wilkinsburg, Janet Hellner-Burris stepped out of the rain on Wallace Avenue and into the doors of the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, where she's served as a pastor since 1990. 

Once inside, Hellner-Burris began climbing the staircase, gesturing upwards a flight to an open door that leads into a small gymnasium with a hardwood floor...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides a time to reflect

By Michael A. Fuoco


Let us not wallow in the valley of despair… . And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was born of pain and suffering. Yet its remarkable optimism provided much needed solace, hope and inspiration to blacks and others disenfranchised more than half a century ago and remains relevant today...

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