March 30, 2016 By Matt Petras One day I was speaking to a friend of mine who is absolutely liberal-minded, but said something alarmingly not liberal-minded. It was certainly said with the […]
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.
March 24, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard What is environmental racism? How is environmental racism allowed to happen? As I questioned more about the term, the more I realized just how common environmental […]
March 14, 2016 By Jordan Malloy Playing kickball on the street with the rest of the kids growing up in Wilkinsburg, gunshots were so common that if we heard them we’d pitch […]
March 13, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard The Oscars serve not only as a prestigious ceremony for Hollywood but also as a platform for celebrities to express their activism. In the past, several […]
March 13, 2016 By Matt Petras A lot of good came out of this year’s Oscars despite the highly problematic lack of people of color nominees for awards. Chris Rock did a […]
March 2, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard The Ebola epidemic in 2014 swept away people’s imaginations of the deadly disease ravaging across the “First World.” The virus spread across multiple Western African countries with […]
February 25, 2016 By Matt Petras University of Pittsburgh students, professors and faculty are joining forces tomorrow at 3:30 PM to agitate the university to treat them better in the “March to […]
February 25, 2016 By Imaz Athar You may know Jasmeet Singh as jusreign, a YouTube comedian with close to 700,000 subscribers. I’m one of those subscribers, and I’ve watched almost all of […]
February 24, 2016 By Nijah Glenn Although we as a society love to bash pop culture and dissect every last bit of media for symbolism that isn’t there, it is appropriate to […]
February 21, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard I believe we have a moral and ethical duty to preserve our environment. I know though that I have taken the environment for granted before. Growing […]