Civil Rights

Sala Udin, Freedom Rider, Seeks Presidential Pardon For Alleged CrimeThey were young, and they were brave. They were called the Freedom Riders, a group committed to the non-violent pursuit of Civil Rights and willing to put their lives on the line.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against City, Police Over Homewood AltercationA federal lawsuit has been filed against Pittsburgh Police in a case once reviewed by the Allegheny County District Attorney, who raised concerns about charges police filed against two Homewood men.
50 Years Later, Reporter Recalls Covering March That Changed U.S. HistoryFifty years ago, thousands of marchers were about to enter Montgomery, Alabama, the state capital, in a march from Selma in a movement to secure voting rights that would change history.
Activists Hope "Selma" Screening Will Make Impression On Local YouthsBloody Sunday in Selma, March 7, 1965.
New Horizon Theater Presents “The Meeting”February is Black History Month.
Local "Friendship Nine" Protestor Reacts To Judge Tossing Out Civil Rights-Era ConvictionsThomas Gaither, now a retired Slippery Rock University professor, was once a member of the so-called “Friendship Nine.”
FBI Investigating Man’s Claims That He Was Beaten At Halfway HouseThe FBI is now involved in the investigation into an incident at a local halfway house.
Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Protests Continue In Pittsburgh, Shutting Down Parkway, Oakland StreetsLocal demonstrators will be out again today and this weekend to protest a decision by a grand jury in New York City that cleared a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
Protestors Demand Justice, End To Police Brutality During Downtown DemonstrationAcross the country and here in Pittsburgh, protests continue today in response to a decision by a grand jury in New York City to not indict another white police officer in the death of a black suspect.
Judge Refuses To Enter Judgment Of Acquittal On Remaining Leon Ford ChargesAllegheny County Judge Donald Machen refused to enter a judgment of acquittal on the remaining charges against Leon Ford Tuesday.
Civil Rights Investigator Charges State Civil Rights Agency With Discrimination A state agency charged with investigating civil rights violations now finds itself accused of violating the civil rights of an employee.