June 23, 2016 By Rianna Lee In just the past few years, America has seen monumental steps toward equality for LGBTQIA++ folks. Considering that only sixty years ago, people were routinely beaten […]
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.
June 22, 2016 By Rianna Lee Given the nature of the current events of the last few months, I have been addressing the sexual assault problem in our country very openly. My […]
June 16, 2016 By Angelica Walker What do you do when you’re sexually assaulted and want to seek justice, but your only option is reporting it to the person that assaulted it […]
June 14, 2016 By Angelica Walker America loves fathers. In response to a rising number of families led by single mothers and studies linking single motherhood to poverty, governments and nonprofits have […]
June 13, 2016 By Christina Acuna Castillo As a Latina who could just as accurately be called a “person of color,” I have some trouble with identifying as such. It’s not that […]
June 10, 2016 By Carissa Richetti 2016 has been a benchmark year, and I’m happy to live in the midst of more progressive ideals, such as more civil rights being granted to […]
June 9, 2016 By Rianna Lee One night in January 2015, two lives were changed forever. It was on this night that a former Stanford University swimmer, Brock Turner, sexually assaulted an […]
June 8, 2016 By Angelica Walker This Sunday, Downtown Pittsburgh will be filled with rainbow flags, glitter, drag queens, and Christians. Representatives from more than 130 companies, nonprofits, universities, and places of […]
June 2, 2016 By: Angelica Walker What would you do for freedom? That’s the theme of 2016’s Roots Pride celebration. This year, Roots Pride will be asking Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ community members to […]
June 1, 2016 By Vivian Le In cities all over the United States, neighborhoods that used to be predominantly populated by black and Latinx communities are now more likely to be homes […]