How George Floyd Protests Changed the Race for Mayor in Pittsburgh

By Vice NewsMay 15, 2021 In the past year, protests calling for police reform have had a major impact on national politics, but most changes would need to be implemented on a local level. In Pittsburgh, mayoral candidates are shaping their campaigns to address the growing pressure from activists– and it[…]

Zach Banner, Josh Bell and Jasiri X pledge to combat anti-Semitism

By JUSTIN VELLUCCI, For Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle February 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner entered the orbit of Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, who leads the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, due to a Tweet. DeSean Jackson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, had shared anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler[…]

WATCH: “The Unlearned Lessons of the Tree of Life Massacre”

By MIKE ELK, For Pittsburgh Post-GazetteOctober 27, 2020 PITTSBURGH, PA – Today, marks the 2nd anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre when 11 Jews were killed for their support of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.  To mark the commemoration of the shooting, we at Payday Report have produced with Zach[…]

Jasiri X will join Cornel West, Chuck D and more for Hip Hop Summit

By SCOTT MERVIS, For Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSeptember 14, 2020 Pittsburgh rapper, educator and 1Hood Media co-founder Jasiri X will be the host for a Hip-Hop Political Education Summit on Sept. 22 that will feature philosopher/activist Cornel West, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, Sen. Cory Booker, DJ Envy and others. The summit,[…]

Interview With Jasiri X Of 1Hood Media Part 2

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with a local Black Lives Matter activist, Jasiri X, about the ongoing protests and what demonstrators are asking of Mayor Bill Peduto. Original interview here: https://cbsloc.al/2FUr8PJ