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Poetry | New Face

Poetry | New Face
November 13, 2020
Columnist Ajani Powell shares a poem exploring issues surrounding mental health, racism and COVID.

Opinion | Trump’s a racist — vote him out

Demonstrators gathered in December 2019 outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to protest President Donald Trump, who visited Pittsburgh to speak at the annual Shale Insight Conference.
October 4, 2020
Voting for Trump is giving a rubber stamp to his harmful and unprecedented rhetoric and policies.

Some classics translations skirt conversations about race, Yale professor says

Emily Greenwood, professor of classics and African American studies at Yale University, started off CAAPP’s Black Study Intensive week with her virtual talk “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors” on Monday afternoon.
September 29, 2020
Greenwood’s Monday afternoon talk, “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors,” kicked off the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ week of Black Study Intensive sessions. The event featured Greenwood presenting her unpublished paper on the language of Aristotle, as well as discussion with Greenwood moderated by Dan Kubis, senior English literature lecturer.

Op-Ed | Grappling with systemic racism

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters raise their fists in solidarity at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street on June 13.
July 7, 2020
Jack Daniel, the first chair of Pitt’s Africana Studies department, says in an op-ed that we in America, and at Pitt, must confront an elephant in the room.

Letter to the Editor | Hold racist white women accountable

Letter to the Editor | Hold racist white women accountable
July 7, 2020
Taylor Robinson argues in a letter to the editor that white women labeled as “Karens” are neither victims of cancel culture nor unprecedented times.

Editorial | Racism as reason: Black journalists aren’t biased

Two of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s prominent black journalists have been barred from covering protests in Pittsburgh following the killing of George Floyd.
June 9, 2020
We’re appalled — though unfortunately, not shocked — by the racist behavior of Post-Gazette management.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.
March 17, 2019
In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.

Editorial: Pitt is no place for hate

More than a dozen swastikas were drawn in the snow on car hoods last January on Meyran Avenue.
January 16, 2019
We’ve all heard slurs that target a wide range of ethnicities, religions, genders and sexual orientations. But there is no place for this kind of language at Pitt or in Pittsburgh.

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

Pittsburgh's winter weather frequently frustrates commuters.
January 16, 2019
Racial slurs were found written in snow on car hoods in South Oakland Sunday night.

Editorial | GOP hard on King, soft on Trump

U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa during the annual American Conservative Union CPAC on March 3, 2016, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
January 16, 2019
The Republican leadership likely hopes their actions against King will be seen as a genuine stand against white supremacy, not something done when it is politically convenient. The GOP’s silence on Trump says otherwise.
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