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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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antwon rose, bny mellon, lisa ellis, pittsburgh, racist cakes, white people white peopling -

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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charles schumer, mitch mcconnell, nancy pelosi, paul ryan, pittsburgh, president, shooting, tree of life synagogue -

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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jewish leaders, pittsburgh, shooting, tree of life synagogue, trump -

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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cesar sayoc, domestic terrorism, love, pittsburgh, president trump, racism, terrorism, tree of life synagogue -

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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cesar sayoc, donald trump, hate crime, kroger shooting, louisville kroger shooting, mass shooting, pipe bombs, pittsburgh, tree of life synagogue -

Maybe the hardest I’ve ever laughed and the hardest I’ve ever been punched happened on the same day for the same reason. I don’t even remember what my older cousin was trying to cook, but I know it involved toasting four pieces of bread. Ever the impatient one, Reggie loomed over the toaster, wondering what was taking…

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Anti-Semitism, Barack Obama, Crime, Featured, Gun Control, News, Obama 44, Pittsburgh, Politics, Robert Bowers, Top Stories, Tree of Life Synagogue, Video -

President Barack Obama urged Americans “to fight the rise of anti-Semitism” after yesterday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

The post President Obama urges all Americans to ‘fight the rise of anti-Semitism’ appeared first on theGrio.

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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.

The post Suspect in custody in deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack appeared first on theGrio.

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After law enforcement officials in Pittsburgh responded to a mass shooting at a local synagogue that left several victims dead, Donald Trump told reporters that the deadly hate crime might have been prevented if the victims had more weapons inside their house of worship.

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connellsville area high school, penn hills high school, pittsburgh, racism, this is america -

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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@AP, August Wilson, Denzel Washington, Entertainment, News, Pittsburgh -

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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A Pittsburgh pastor has come under fire after pictures emerged of a $230,000 Bentley in his driveway. 

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Beating, Child Abuse, News, Pittsburgh, Police Brutality, School Officer -

A 14-year-old Pittsburgh boy’s claims that he was beaten by a school resource officer are now under investigation. On Wednesday, civil rights attorney Todd Hollis said that his client, Queshawn Wade, had been beaten by the school resource officer, Steve Shaulis, at Woodland Hills High School on April 3. “My understanding is that there was a discussion by […]

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@AP, Crawfords, Homestead Grays, Josh Gibson, Negro Leagues, News, Opera, Pittsburgh -

An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth's, will have its world premiere in Pittsburgh in April...

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former Pittsburgh newscaster fired after her comments in a Facebook post about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive...

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Child Abuse, Kids, Mother, News, Patricia Fowler, Pittsburgh, Twins, Video, Women -

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother charged with concealing information about her twins says they're living with a family friend...

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@AP, Baton Rouge, Black lives matter, Dallas, Delray Mckesson, New York City, Newport, News, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, West Palm Beach -

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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art museum, august wilson, black playwright, black theatre, childhood home, Culture, Entertainment, Pittsburgh -

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture, previously plagued by financial issues,  is finally making […]

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@AP, Black Stereotypes, Lawsuit, News, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Racial Discrimination, Social Media, Stereotypes, Wendy Bell, WTAE -

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh newscaster fired after her comments in a Facebook post about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive sued her former employer on Monday, saying the television station let her go because she is white...

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