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  • A noose hanging from a tree outside our Pittsburgh home is tied to a much larger problem

    11/01/2017 8:36:57 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 42 replies
    Public Source Org ^ | October 30, 2017 | Jamelia N. Morgan and Dustin P. Gibson
    Excerpted Last week, we received a death threat in the “most livable city in America.” It hung wrapped around a tree in front of our Regent Square home, visible from where we sit every day at our dining room table. The black cord was twisted into the shape of a killing device used to publicly hang the bodies of Black people for generations in this country. ... Indeed, we are not the first residents of Pittsburgh to have experienced acts of racial intimidation. We are acutely aware of it as we both work actively to dismantle forms of systemic racism...
  • Rash Of ‘Knockout’ Attacks Has Some New Yorkers Worried

    10/29/2017 7:19:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 10/27/2017 | unknonw
    There were warnings Friday about a possible upsurge in knockout attacks in which people are sucker punched for no good reason. Video of one such incident shows a woman being suddenly kicked and then punched by a man. She was knocked out cold on the ground, but rather than help her several people took out phones to take pictures. Nobody called the police. It happened in Pittsburgh more than a month ago, and something similar happened in Brooklyn on Thursday night. “As he went to tie up his dogs to confront these kids, the group distracted him from the front...
  • Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to recommend removal of Stephen Foster statue

    10/26/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to recommend the Stephen Foster statue in Oakland be removed. The recommendation is that the statue is removed from the public and placed in a place in private and "properly contextualized." The Pittsburgh Art Commission will recommend removal of the statue within six months. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above shoeless, banjo-playing “Uncle Ned,” a slave character from...
  • Pittsburgh: Student’s mother beats up teacher for disciplining child

    10/19/2017 9:51:03 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 42 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 10/19/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A fourth grade teacher at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 was hospitalized Wednesday after being followed and beaten by a student’s mother after confiscating the child’s cell phone during class. Daishonta Marie Williams, 29, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with aggravated assault, stalking, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person.
  • Woman admits to attacking teacher after incident at Pittsburgh school

    10/19/2017 5:42:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 19, 2017
    PITTSBURGH - A teacher was attacked after class Wednesday: hit by a brick, dragged out of her car and assaulted. That teacher is recovering after her kids said she was brutally attacked by the parents of a child who weren't happy with the way she handled a punishment. "It's just ridiculous and it's horrible," said Gerald Watkins, the victim's son. "That's the way they teach their children to solve differences." Pittsburgh King pre K-8 teacher Janice Davis Watkins was attacked Wednesday afternoon after her children said she took away one of her elementary school student's cellphone. "There's 102 ways that...
  • October 13, 1960 Pirates Win on Mazeroski Homer

    10/13/2017 12:43:33 PM PDT · by doosee · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1960 | Bing Crosby
    Perhaps the greatest World Series game of all time. No DH, no batting gloves, no helmets. Just pure baseball. Today marks the anniversary. David vs Goliath is a valid comparison. Worth watching as this is the only recorded film. Bing Crosby, who was part owner of the Bucs, had this recorded privately and it was found after his death in storage.
  • Penguins: White House Visit Is Not About Politics

    10/10/2017 3:53:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    AP, Sports Illustrated ^ | October 10, 2017
    PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House on Tuesday as the final moment of celebration for a championship season, not some sort of statement about where they stand on President Donald Trump. ''From my side of things, there's absolutely no politics involved,'' Crosby said Monday. ''Hopefully it stays that way. It's a visit we've done in the past. It's been a good experience. It's not about politics, that's for sure.'' At least, it hasn't been. Yet the Penguins have found themselves unwittingly thrust into the increasingly uncomfortable intersection of...
  • Cracker plant creates controversy (Ethane cracking, not saltines) [600 jobs in Pennsylvania]

    10/05/2017 12:28:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Pitt News ^ | October 5, 2017 | Remy Samuels
    Despite the promise of creating 600 permanent jobs, the ethane cracker plant being built about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh by car continues to face scrutiny from environmental groups. Shell Chemical Appalachia decided in 2012 that Beaver County would be the site of a new $6 billion plant to manufacture plastics. Shell chose the Beaver County location because of its proximity to natural gas supplies and because the majority of North American polyethylene — the most common plastic — customers are in a 700-mile radius of Pittsburgh. In a statement published on its website, Shell said it expects to employ...
  • Woman who stole nearly $13M from Matthews International gets 8-plus years in prison

    10/03/2017 1:12:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 28, 2017 | Torsten Ove
    The Robinson woman who pulled off the largest embezzlement scheme in Western Pennsylvania history, and maybe the entire state, is headed to federal prison for more than eight years. U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on Thursday imposed a term of 100 months on Cynthia Mills, 56, who admitted she stole nearly $13 million from North Shore-based Matthews International Corp. over 16 years. The prison term includes extra time for hiding assets from the government — mostly jewelry and other valuables — after her initial guilty plea in March. "Certainly this case involves a long-term, sophisticated scheme of deception. It's...
  • Steelers store hurt by national anthem controversy

    09/28/2017 2:00:52 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/26/17 |
    A lady who owns a steeler apparel store is clueless and blames the steeler fans for her grief and says she doesn't understand the anger.
  • ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Did He Just Apologize For Being Patriotic?

    09/27/2017 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 26, 2017 | Brandon Tatum
    Video at link.
  • ‘Goodbye Pittsburgh Steelers, Burn In Hell’: Angry Fans Burn Gear Over National Anthem Protest

    09/25/2017 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 96 replies
    CBS pittsburgh ^ | September 25, 2017
    Pittsburgh Steelers fans are taking to social media to show how upset they are that the team stayed inside during the national anthem. “I’m a lifelong Steelers fan, not anymore. Not a fan of you, the NFL, any of it,” says Jim Heaney on YouTube. Heaney posted the video of himself setting all of his Steelers gear on fire following the team’s decision to decide to stay inside the locker room/tunnel during the national anthem. “And I hope all your ignorance burns too,” Heaney says as he throws his Steelers gear on the fire. Heaney ends his video by saying,...
  • Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva ‘Embarrassed’ by Lone-Wolf Act

    09/25/2017 5:02:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Max Jaeger September 25, 2017 | 6:49pm
    The Pittsburgh Steelers “butchered” attempts to appear unified by sitting out the national anthem Sunday, the lone player to appear on the field revealed Monday. “This national anthem ordeal has been out of control, and there’s a lot of blame on myself,” lineman Alejandro Villanueva said Monday. SNIP “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” he said.
  • Ben Roethlisberger Regrets Steelers Boycotting Anthem; Trump Supports Fan Boos

    09/25/2017 3:59:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Journal ^ | September 25,2017 | Ryan Parker
    "I personally don’t believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest," the Super Bowl-winning QB says. Ben Roethlisberger on Monday afternoon released a statement saying he regretted his Pittsburgh Steelers boycotting the national anthem on Sunday. The NFL team was the first of three to not come out for the pregame ritual. "I was unable to sleep last night and want to share my thoughts and feelings on our team’s decision to remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem yesterday," the Super Bowl-winning QB said in a statement. "The idea was to be unified...
  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva has top-selling jersey after standing for anthem

    09/25/2017 11:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    UPI ^ | 09/25/2017 | Alex Butler
    Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva surprised his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates Sunday when he stood in the tunnel for the national anthem at Soldier Field. Several Steelers players told ESPN that they expected the entire team to stay in the locker room -- as planned -- for the pregame song. But the former Army Ranger decided to walk out of the locker room and stand in the tunnel with his hand over his chest during the rendition. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stood on his team's sideline during the song, without his team behind him. Villanueva served multiple terms...
  • Steelers’ black coach unhappy Army vet Villanueva stood for the anthem (Trunc)

    09/25/2017 7:39:08 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 85 replies
    BPR ^ | 25 Sep 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Steelers’ black coach unhappy Army vet Villanueva stood for the anthem, but look at his T-shirt sales soar!(Full Title) “This We’ll Defend.” That’s the U.S. Army motto that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva honored when he stood for the national anthem before an NFL game. And by “this,” the Army motto refers to the United States of America — not the National Football League. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, who’s black, apparently thinks Army veterans should place their transient football teams above their country. B*tch, please. Tomlin was upset that Villanueva — who did three tours of...
  • Thank You for your service Alejandro Villanueva

    09/24/2017 8:48:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    9/24/17 | kartograpger
    Thank You for your service and your courage both on the battlefield and the playing field. Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things,...
  • ‘We’re not going to play politics’: Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says team won’t take the field for anthem

    09/24/2017 6:08:25 PM PDT · by Delta 21 · 64 replies
    NFLonCBS ^ | 09/24/2017 | Jamie Erdahl
    The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual, according to a league source. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that...
  • Pittsburgh Steeler and former Army ranger stands for anthem by himself

    09/24/2017 3:58:08 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | Alex Hider
    After President Trump made comments over the weekend that players should be "suspended or fired" for protesting the national anthem, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to sit out the national anthem. Head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters before Sunday's game in Chicago against the Bears that his team wouldn't be participating in the anthem because "(It's) not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but it's to remove ourselves from the circumstance. People shouldn't have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate for the anthem, he shouldn't have to be forced to choose sides," Tomlin...
  • Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steeler and U.S. Army Ranger stands alone for the anthem (VIDEO)

    09/24/2017 11:58:36 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    Youtube ^ | 34 minutes ago | American Military News
    Alejandro Villanueva, a Pittsburgh Steeler and U.S. Army Ranger veteran who deployed three times to Afghanistan, was the only Steeler to leave the Steeler's locker room to go to the field to show his respect for the anthem, the flag and those who have served, are serving and who have died defending the American way of life. The rest of the team stayed in the locker room to avoid controversy.