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Op-Ed | It’s time for Africa to be the change

Op-Ed | It’s time for Africa to be the change

Uwa’s story is the one we speak of today. But there have been many before her, and we hope that she will be the last.
Protestors march in East Liberty in response to the death of George Floyd.

Op-ed | Racial Justice: Get Connected, Get Committed

By James Huguley, Interim Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems June 2, 2020
To many, this latest flurry of death feels unprecedented. Except it’s not. It’s absolutely not.
Arif Jamal, a liaison librarian for African studies, Africana studies and social work, introduces the panelists at the Total Justice and True Black Freedom discussion Wednesday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

BAS celebrates 50 years with founding members

By Caroline Eddy | For The Pitt News March 1, 2018

Past and present members of Pitt’s Black Action Society met Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the organization’s founding and fortify its future. The African American Alumni Council hosted a discussion...

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

Trump’s NFL comments ignore players’ real concerns

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News October 6, 2017

After taking the gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos shocked the world — the two Olympians held up black gloved fists for the entire anthem....

The American prison system: justice or exploitation?

The American prison system: justice or exploitation?

By Vaibhavi Patria | For The Pitt News September 27, 2017

In Washington, Pennsylvania, a county jail captain was charged this week with stealing more than $2,000 from inmates. Charges like this are nothing new — especially in Pennsylvania. According to...

Students protest against student debt last November. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Editorial: Pitt must condemn professor’s threats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2017

More than 200 students gathered at the base of Litchfield Towers Monday to protest a group that spewed homophobia, racism and sexism on our campus. Thankfully, no one was hurt — students drove the bigoted...

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks in July 2015 at Bellefonte Area High School. Wolf placed a moratorium on the death penalty in 2015. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Editorial: PA moratorium doesn’t solve costly death penalty problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 31, 2017

Execution proceedings happen in the state of Pennsylvania five times each year — yet the state hasn’t executed an inmate since 1999. Mock executions are routinely performed to ensure that in the...

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