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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

By Rahmat Obanikoro, WAZOBIA Logistics Chair of the African Students Organization; Nana Gyabaah-Kessie, president of the African Students Organization

June 9, 2020

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.

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

Protestors march in East Liberty in response to the death of George Floyd.

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.

BAS celebrates 50 years with founding members

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)

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 about the Black Action Society, which was founded 50 years ago. Approximately 50 people atten...

Trump’s NFL comments ignore players’ real concerns

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

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. When Colin Kaepernick, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback, decided last year to kneel for th...

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 Prison Legal News, at least 14 Pennsylvania prison and jail guards were arrested between 2012 and 2014. Som...

Editorial: Pitt must condemn professor’s threats

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

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 group across the street and off campus. But it seems that if it were up to State Rep. Aaro...

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

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)

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 event of an execution, the prison guards and doctors would be prepared. But right now the state isn’t ...

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