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Community leaders discuss race, justice at panel

Demonstrators march down Forbes Avenue in wake of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld’s acquittal in connection to the death of Antwon Rose in March.

By Lauren Bruckstein, For The Pitt News

June 19, 2019

Pittsburgh has been the center of a considerable amount of discussion about race and justice since an East Pittsburgh police officer shot and killed black teen Antwon Rose on this day last year.

TEDxPittsburghWomen leaves audience with definition of “showing up”

Summer Lee — member-elect of the Pennsylvania State House — spoke at Pittsburgh’s TEDxWomen event Thursday night.

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

In an event hosted by TEDxPittsburghWomen, eight notable women in the Pittsburgh community spoke individually about what "showing up" - the event's them - meant to them.

Pittsburgh Women’s March focuses on elections

Two marchers cheer while passing through downtown Pittsburgh during Sunday’s Women’s March. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Madison Hook | Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

Chants of “All love, no hate! That’s what makes America great,” projected through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh Sunday as citizens joined together to take part in the second annual Women’s March. For some, the day was about walking for someone else. Gerard H. Weiss, 73, of Washington...

Pitt Progressives host state House candidate Summer Lee

Pennsylvania House District 34 candidate Summer Lee discusses community issues with members of Pitt Progressives Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

When asked what was distinct about her campaign, Summer Lee said she isn’t running on anything that isn’t “basic human stuff.” “I don’t see that I’m not running on anything that isn’t common sense,” Lee said. Lee is a Democratic candidate for District 34 in the Pennsylvania House of Represen...

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