February 15, 2016 By Imaz Athar Paint a picture of a drug addict. Now, step back, and look at what you’ve created. Someone in a dark street corner or maybe alone in […]
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.
February 9, 2016 By Joy Cannon This past week, Coldplay released a new music video for their song “Hymn for the Weekend” featuring Beyonce, and the debate seemed to ensue almost immediately. […]
February 8, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard College education provides formative years for young adults to expand and challenge their knowledge of politics. With so many college students voting in their first presidential […]
February 4, 2016 By Imaz Athar In this post, I’ll be explaining some research I’ve done at Pitt regarding Medicaid mental health services in Allegheny County. Read on to find out whether […]
February 4, 2016 By Matt Petras The latest issue of Saga, perhaps the most critically acclaimed comic book series of the past four years, focuses on Doff and Upsher, two side characters […]
February 3, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard Time and time again evidence of climate change goes overlooked until the effects are irreversible. History repeats itself and the environment cannot keep up with humanity’s […]
February 3, 2016 By Nijah Glenn Allow me to preface this by saying that if the title already offends you, you’re the creepy guy I’m referring to and, if you have no […]
January 27, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard Natural crises happen every day and bring about devastating damage and causalities. Fortunately, geographic areas prone to natural crises take precaution measures to ensure the least amount […]
January 25, 2016 By Nijah Glenn Growing up in Pittsburgh, I’ve learned quite a bit about how different the local culture is from that of other cities. Firstly, I’m not quite sure […]
January 25, 2016 By Joy Cannon On the heels of a growing protest, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced major changes to its membership requirements and recruitment processes […]