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Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

Nicole E. W. Parks, African American Alumni Council President, welcomes guests at “Say It Loud.”

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

During the height of the Civil Rights movement, in 1969, 40 members from Pitt’s newly minted Black Action Society shut themselves inside a Cathedral of Learning computer lab for seven hours to protest racial injustices on campus.

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

If the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes’ Monday editorial “Reason as racism” put a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not alone. The editorial defended President Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement he made in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and sev...

Students serve, remember on MLK Jr. day

Junior communication and political science major Aaron Hill speaks in front of participants at Alpha Phi Alpha’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day candlelight vigil Monday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Luke Stambaugh and Kenan Meral | The Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2018

A group of students from Pitt’s Litchfield Tower B offered a warm respite from the bitter cold as they served soups and sandwiches to hungry Homewood residents who visited the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Monday. They weren’t the only group of Pitt students spending the day this way. Approximate...

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