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Photos: Market Square protests

Protesters demonstrate outside of the City-County Building at a Saturday protest.

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor

July 6, 2020

Protesters gathered on Saturday at Market Square to protest Pennsylvania Code Title 18, Section 508, which regulates use of force for law enforcement in the state.

Photos: Point Breeze protests after George Floyd’s death

Organizers lead protesters on Saturday in chanting “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! 508 has got to go!”

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor

June 28, 2020

Protesters gathered on Saturday at Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood, to protest Pennsylvania Code Title 18, Section 508, which regulates use of force for law enforcement in the state.

Letter from the Editor | We must capitalize the B

Protesters march down Forbes Avenue at a protest Saturday.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2020

We will implement a new style rule, beginning immediately, to capitalize Black, as we should have done long ago. This change may seem small, but it’s not.

Photos: Oakland protests after George Floyd’s death

A protest organizer leads chants from the middle of the crowd on Saturday.

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor

June 14, 2020

Protestors marched from Squirrel Hill to Oakland on Saturday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.

Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students

Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

June 11, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt has failed many of its black students and is planning multiple reforms to help combat racial injustice on campus.

Photos: Bakery Square protests after George Floyd’s death

An organizer kicked off a Saturday protest at Bakery Square.

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor

June 7, 2020

Protesters held a sit-in protest in Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square neighborhood on Saturday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.

Photos: Downtown, South Side protests after George Floyd’s death

Protesters march across the Birmingham Bridge during a Thursday protest.

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor

June 6, 2020

Protestors marched through Pittsburgh’s Downtown and South Side neighborhoods on Thursday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.

Virtual town hall examines the history between race and justice

The town hall explored the ways in which members of the community can begin and sustain productive conversations.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 4, 2020

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented the “I Can’t Breathe: From Agony to Activism” virtual town hall Wednesday afternoon, a last-minute addition to the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” town hall series.

Pitt administrators address George Floyd’s death, nationwide protests

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Floyd, a black man, died after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

White athletes cannot just stick to sports

The death of George Floyd and resulting protests have inspired Trevor Lawrence and many other white athletes to speak up.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2020

But the killing of George Floyd last week forced Lawrence — and other quarterbacks who fit his mold — to take a bolder push into uncomfortable conversations about race relations, a topic that has been put to task in Lawrence’s sport for more than a century.

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