Local hip-hop community remembers Antwon Rose II at Ace Hotel

The recent acquittal of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld for the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. led to days of protests in neighborhoods throughout the city. Now, just weeks after the verdict, the local hip-hop community comes together to remember Rose with a show at Ace Hotel in East Liberty. On[…]

Youth Activism Meeting II

Join Jasiri X and 1Hood Fam on April 11th, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 460 Melwood Ave, Suite 2017 as they discuss different ways to organize within your community and stand against injustice! 

Muslim call for unity and solidary draws diverse crowd

In an auditorium featuring women wearing hijabs, some men in turbans and others in kufis, still others with yarmulkes, and even a Pirates baseball cap and golf hat, the “rehumanizing” theme of the Muslim Call for Unity and Solidarity in the wake of the New Zealand attack on two mosques[…]

Jasiri X chats with Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Jasiri X talked with Marty and Wendy about if there is an action plan in place for activists based on a verdict in the trial of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld.  https://omny.fm/shows/inside-story-with-marty-griffin/rapper-and-activist-jasiri-x

Greater Allegheny instructor to be recognized at award dinner

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will be hosting its 31st annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center ballroom. This event honors professional and college journalists for their outstanding work. This year Johnathan[…]

Limited seating at Rosfeld trial creating concerns

PITTSBURGH — Multiple people who showed up at the Allegheny County Courthouse for the first day of the trial of Officer Michael Rosfeld said they were not able to sit in the courtroom.  “After family it was media to go in and then after media went in they came out[…]

Trial To Begin For White Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Teen

A white suburban police officer goes on trial in Pittsburgh on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager last summer. Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose in June 2018 as the teen ran from a car that the officer had pulled over. The[…]