May 26, 2016 By: Vivian Le In November 2014, Peter Liang, a Chinese police officer in New York City, was patrolling the Louis H. Pink Houses with his partner when a sound […]
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.
May 23, 2016 By: Angelica Walker QTPOC, or Queer and Trans Persons of Color, have traditionally been left out of mainstream activist movements fighting for LGBT or POC rights on an individual […]
May 23, 2016 By: Rianna Lee STORY TIME: Once upon a time, there was a queen who had just given birth to a beautiful, healthy princess. The queen decided to nurse her […]
May 23, 2016 By: Angelica Walker A couple days ago, I was listening to my white transgender friend talk about somebody that was bullying them: “I tried to explain cisgender privilege […]
May 16, 2016 By: Rianna Lee Recently, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across a video a friend had shared from a page called, Let’s Talk: Whiteness Project. The […]
May 10, 2016 By: Marni Fritz April 14, 2016: Day of Action for Livable Pittsburgh. Workers from all over Pittsburgh took to the streets to demand a $15 minimum wage and the […]
May 10, 2016 By: JT Campbell On March 8, 2016, a new group came together in support of the Community Benefit Ordinance (CBO). It is petitioning Pittsburgh City Council to give the […]
April 20, 2016 By Jo Tavener I was reminded of the huge gaps in my knowledge of the political game with the outcome of the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Here is what […]
April 6, 2016 On April 14th, working class people from across Pittsburgh are coming together for a day of action to call for an equitable, livable city for all. Workers from across […]
April 19th, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard I had the extraordinary opportunity to not only witness a lecture by Bill Nye at the University of Pittsburgh, but meet him as well. I never […]