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2nd Officer Testifies In Jordan Miles Civil Re-Trial

The civil re-trial continues for three Pittsburgh Police officers who are accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student.

03/17/2014

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Officer Testifies In Jordan Miles Civil Case

The second civil trial brought by Jordan Miles against three police officers continued with more testimony on Thursday.

03/13/2014

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New Trial Gets Underway In Jordan Miles Civil Case

Testimony began this afternoon after opening statements concluded in the second trial of the civil suit brought by Jordan Miles against three police officers after an incident in Homewood in January of 2010.

03/11/2014

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Community Rallies Around Man Shot, Paralyzed During 2012 Traffic Stop

More than 200 people gathered for a 20-year-old man who they say was the victim of alleged police brutality during a traffic stop in 2012.

03/08/2014

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Students Take Part In History Center’s “From Slavery To Freedom” Panel Discussion

The Heinz History Center’s gripping exhibit, “From Slavery to Freedom,” has new touches.

02/05/2014

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Local Civil Rights Leader, Tuskegee Airman Passes Away

Local Civil Rights fighter and Tuskegee Airman Wendell G. Freeland died at his home early Friday morning. He was 88-years-old.

01/24/2014

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Spirit Of King Awards Ceremony Honors August Wilson, Dr. Leroy Patrick

August Wilson and Dr. Leroy Patrick have been named the winners of the Spirit of King Awards for 2014.

01/16/2014

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Photographer, Activist Remember Civil Rights Standoff In Hill District

Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of a historic civil rights standoff in the Hill District.

04/05/2013

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Actor Brings Memory Of Martin Luther King Jr. To Life For Students

Nearly 50 years have passed since Martin Luther King uttered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, DC.

02/22/2013

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Mother Of Driver Who Led Police On Chase Through South Side Files Suit

The mother of the man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through the South Side ending with police shooting into his car has filed a civil rights lawsuit.

02/16/2013

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Legacy Of Dr. King & Family Remembered

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, about the legacy of her famous uncle and the civil right movement.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/21/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

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