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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Destiny Mann, left, and Angela Davis at a webinar hosted by Pitt’s Black Action Society on Monday night.

‘A symbol of activism’: Black Action Society hosts conversation with Angela Davis

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer April 11, 2022
Political activist Angela Davis spoke at a Monday night webinar hosted by Pitt’s Black Action Society, and emphasized a need for collective action in fighting for social justice.
Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union.

‘Better world for our children’: Crump discusses injustice in America

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society hosted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump on Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union. Crump discussed the difficulties Black people face in America and the ways people need to demand justice.
Three bills introduced in December by Erika Strassburger and Corey O’Connor meant to ban assault weapons and accessories contained parts of ineffective and outdated laws.

Column | Pittsburgh gun bills fail civil rights and safety

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor January 22, 2019
Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinances were cobbled together by cutting and pasting pieces from ineffective and outdated laws. The results are policies that experts say have serious civil rights implications — without making the City any safer.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards talks about her mother, former Texas governor Ann Richards, at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer April 5, 2018

Cecile Richards has been politically active since seventh grade, when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. When she was called to the principal’s office and asked if her...

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