Racism

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50 Years Later, Reporter Recalls Covering March That Changed U.S. History

Fifty 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.

03/24/2015

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Local “Friendship Nine” Protestor Reacts To Judge Tossing Out Civil Rights-Era Convictions

Thomas Gaither, now a retired Slippery Rock University professor, was once a member of the so-called “Friendship Nine.”

01/28/2015

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Police Chief McLay Speaks Out After Controversy Over Sign

In his first television comments since the local Fraternal Order of Police criticized his holding a protester’s sign, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay took the blame for a misunderstanding.

01/09/2015

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Carrick Residents Upset After KKK Recruiting Signs Are Left On Parked Vehicles

It’s happened few times over the past several months.

09/20/2014

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Ferguson, Mo.: Phasing Out Black Communities?

Jim Loewen, author of the book “Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism” weighed in on the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

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Pittsburgh Basketball Round Table Discusses Donald Sterling Issue

On the Chris Moore Show this past Sunday, there was a roundtable discussion about the controversy surrounding the NBA and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Son Of Former Boston Celtics Player And Duquesne Grad Speaks Out After Sterling Scandal

Pittsburgh native Charles Cooper was one of the first African Americans to break the NBA color barrier when he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1950, after he graduated from Duquesne University.

04/30/2014

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Steelers Weigh In On Controversy Surrounding Clippers Owner

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.

04/29/2014

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Former Trainer Files Lawsuit Against Gym, Claims Boss Made Racial Slurs

A former personal trainer at a local gym is filing a lawsuit.

11/22/2013

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Off-Broadway Play Honoring Tuskegee Airmen Comes To Byham Theater

They were fighting two wars at once – World War II and the war against bigotry.

09/14/2013

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DJ Claims Rivers Casino Supervisor Said “Don’t Play Black Music”

The Rivers Casino has responded to charges it’s engaged in racist practices with African Americans, delivering a four-page letter to Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins.

08/21/2013

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More Allegations Of Racism Against Rivers Casino

More complaints of racism against the Rivers Casino, and now a County Councilwoman wants an explanation.

KDKA-TV–08/14/2013

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Rivers Casino Accused Of Racism In Shutting Down African American Event

The Drum Bar inside the Rivers Casino was shut down abruptly on Friday night, July 21, and Kenneth Wright, who has used this bar before, thinks he knows why.

07/26/2013

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Guilty Verdict For Texas Man Accused Of Killing Local Teenager

A man from Texas will spend the rest of his life in prison, convicted of killing a Gateway High School football player.

05/02/2013

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Race & The Election

Since the freeing of the slaves, race and politics have always been talked about. Many believe voters place their ballot according to the candidate’s race. Is it fair for America to claim only those of race voted for Obama?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/12/2012

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