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The East Pittsburgh Police Department, the same department that housed Officer Michael Rosfeld, who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose II, will be disbanded as of Saturday.

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Perhaps there should be a section at Giant Eagle or Whole Foods (or any other supermarket with a bakery) that’s solely devoted to racist pastries. Racist donuts, racist cookies, racist pies, racist cannoli—a one-stop shop for all of your bigoted baked goods. You could even have racist bakers who specialize in flakey…

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A white nationalist who had an online friendship with the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect has been arrested for having a small arsenal in his possession. His relatives alerted the authorities.

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A white nationalist who had an online friendship with the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect has been arrested for having a small arsenal in his possession. His relatives alerted the authorities.

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Like most black people with a modicum of sense and a willingness to continue their streak of consecutive years lived, I regard the police with a feeling that exists at the intersection of skepticism, annoyance and trepidation. Basically, I see them the same way I see ricotta cheese—good in lasagna but might kill me if…

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Top Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle declined to join the president on his trip to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, in the wake of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, which left 11 people dead and several others injured.

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jeff blattner, pittsburgh, robert bowers, squirrel hill, terrorism, tree of life synagogue, washington post, white nationalism -

Although Squirrel Hill, the Pittsburgh community where the white nationalist terrorist attack on the Tree of Life synagogue occurred, has been described in the media over the past few days as a Jewish enclave, it is not just that. It is also Pittsburgh’s largest and most ethnically diverse neighborhood. Combined, over…

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Progressive Jewish leaders have a simple message for President Trump in the wake of the tragic shooting that left 11 people dead at the Tree of Life synagogue: Don’t bother coming to Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism. Oh, and stop being an absolute racist, xenophobe who hates refugees.

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Even for a 2018 filled with tragedy and terror, last week was particularly brutal. There were the assassination attempts on prominent Democrats and critics of the president. A white man shot and killed two black people at a grocery store in Kentucky. That man tried to enter a black church first, but the doors,…

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A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing a number of people and wounding six others including four police officers.

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Last month, soccer players at Connellsville Area High School in Connellsville, Pa., were accused of directing racial slurs at black players during a game against Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh. The Connellsville players and coaches denied this. A hearing featuring students, parents, coaches and administrators…

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Five black students and their parents who filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that a Pittsburgh-area school allowed them to be physically assaulted, cursed, and shocked with stun guns, have settled the case, pending a judge’s approval.

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Actor Denzel Washington has helped mark the start of renovations at playwright August Wilson's childhood home in Pittsburgh.

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dulane cameron jr, hate crime, joden rocco, pittsburgh, racism, tequila cowboy -

On Sunday, 24-year-old Joden Rocco was charged in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Dulane Cameron Jr. outside of a bar in Pittsburgh. But as details from the incident emerge, a story that initially seemed like just an unusually tragic outcome to a bar fight has been discovered to have serious racial implications.

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Allegheny County, Homicide, Keiauna Lynnette Davis, News, Pittsburgh -

Friday, police arrested three suspects last Friday in the shooting death of a single mother of two young girls in what investigators believe was a robbery planned by one of her co-workers. Allegheny County, Pa., police say Keiauna Lynnette Davis was heading home from her shift at Dollar General on Thursday when she was ambushed […]

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Books, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Pittsburgh -

Black athletes have always been an integral part of Pittsburgh’s identity, from Negro League slugger Josh Gibson to Franco Harris and his Immaculate Reception to the modern exploits of pass-catcher Antonio Brown. Now, a new book about Pittsburgh’s unrecognized influence on black America connects the city with two more giant personalities: Joe Louis and Jackie […]

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Protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas: LOUISIANA Embed from Getty Images In Louisiana, authorities say prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has been arrested during a protest in Baton Rouge. […]

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed man with a military background took a hostage inside an upper floor of a downtown Pittsburgh office building on Friday and posted Facebook updates saying he'd 'lost everything'...

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Beating, Fairy Tale, Jordan Miles, News, Pittsburgh, Police Brutality -

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The lawyer for a black high school student who said he was beaten and wrongly arrested by three white city police officers told a jury Tuesday that the police version of events is a 'fairy tale'...

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Barack Obama, Battleground 2012, Eric Holder, Mike Turzai, Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadephia, Pittsburgh, Politics, Ronald Waters, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Supression Laws, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act -

theGRIO REPORT - A controversial voter identification law adopted earlier this year here could potentially prevent tens of thousands of people from casting ballots in a state President Obama essentially must win to be re-elected...

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MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pittsburgh woman has been jailed on charges she attacked her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend and other women with a knife and a brick at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant during a party for her son...

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