By Neil Cosgrove “Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.” […]
NewPeople is the peace and justice newspaper of Pittsburgh and the Tri-state area, and is published 11 times a year. It fills the voids left by the mainstream media reflecting the reality of progressive, alternative politics locally, nationally and globally.
As a publication of the Thomas Merton Center, the paper reports on the issues of war, poverty, racism and oppression, raising the moral questions involved in the non-violent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world. The NewPeople acts as an organizing tool and communiqué for Thomas Merton Center members and the activist community at large.
By Gabriel McMorland EDITORS’ NOTE: THE THOMAS MERTON CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EX- ECUTIVES RELEASED THIS STATEMENT TO ITS MEMBERSHIP ON JUNE 25, 2020. The outrage at a white supremacist system […]
By Neil Cosgrove Twenty years ago, 340 journalists helped produce the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the city’s daily newspaper. Currently, approximately 275 fewer journalists are doing the same thing, and none of them […]
By Denise Nicole-Stone The year 2020 can be described by one word: unprecedented. On June 6, 2020, The Washington Post reported that protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by […]
By Mrs. Gege My name is Mrs. GeGe, and I am a transgender activist and advocate. I am also the founder of the L.I.G.H.T. Coalition in Partnership with Hearts on A Wire […]
By Marianne Novoy As November approaches, with a national election posing a crucial choice, many different groups are attempting to get out and influence the vote. One of the groups, national in […]
By Odysseus Ward I am not a fan of my country. Yeah, that’s it. No “but”. I am also not a fan of countries that behave, in many regards, just like my […]
By Symone Saul EDITOR’S NOTE: THROUGH PERSONAL ACCOUNTS INTENDED TO GIVE VOICE- NOT MEASURE OUR STRUGGLES OR PREACH RIGHT OR WRONG- WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO SUBMIT STORIES ABOUT CHOICES OR LACK OF […]
By James Abercrombie NOTE FROM EDITOR: LOUIE GIGLIO, LEADER OF A CONSERVATIVE ATLANTA MEGACHURCH, SPARKED OUTRAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHEN HE RECENTLY SAID, “WE UNDERSTAND THE CURSE THAT WAS SLAVERY, WHITE PEOPLE […]
By #JUSTICE4JAYLEN SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS Dannielle Brown is on a hunger strike to demand that Duquesne University allow an independent third party investigator to reexamine the evidence and witnesses related to the death of […]