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Angela Davis tackles historical misconceptions

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BLACK HISTORY—Angela Davis addresses the audience at the University of Pittsburgh. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

 

As a former leader of the Communist Party USA who was tied to the Black Panther Party during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, 69-year-old political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis has been one of the African-American community’s m

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

One Hood Media gives voice to Black males

In November 2011, the Heinz Endowments produced a report on how the Pittsburgh media portrays African-American males. While the report found low overall media coverage of Black men and boys, representing only 8.9 percent of all front-page stories; the...
  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Pitt Law School Dean: Affirmative action could soon be eliminated

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DEAN WILLIAM CARTER (Photo by J.L. Martello)

 

Many minority students in higher education have had to endure the question, “Are you here because of affirmative action?” William Carter, a University of Pittsburgh professor and Dean of the School of Law, was one of them.
Affirmative action was created in the 1960s to address persistent discrimination

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

‘Cost of War’ in the Black community

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WAR PANEL—Panel speakers from left: moderator Fred Logan, Chris Moore, Rev. Thomas Smith, Father David Taylor, and James Stewart. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)

 

“If Martin Luther King was alive, he would be in Barack Obama’s behind  because of his use of drones to kill; his having run a campaign and never once even mentioning poverty; and

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh