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A Black Church Grieves With Pittsburgh Synagogue – The Forward


Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood has known hatred and heartbreak — the heavily African-American church was one of two in East Liberty that were burned down in 1971 in suspected racist arson attacks.

Now, the 1,500-member church is supporting another local house of worship that was attacked in a hate crime: New Light Congregation, one of three Jewish congregations that suffered casualties during the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue building on Saturday.

The church’s leader, Rev. Darryl T. Canady, said the two communities have supported each other for six years, ever since New Light’s leader, Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, helped train his community members in pastoral care.

Rodman Street’s choir sang at the city-wide vigil service held…

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Synagogue Murders in Pittsburgh: How Should African-Americans Respond?


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(ThyBlackMan.com) A Caucasian man kills 11 people in a Jewish Synagogue, shoots 4 police officers and walks out, gets arrested and gets into a police car completely unharmed. Yet an African American man or boy waves a gun or reaches for a cell phone or drives away from police in his car, does not shoot anybody and yet in seconds he is shot to death.

The recent Pittsburgh active shooter is not the first non-African American mass murderer and shooter taken alive and unharmed. Remember Vegas? Remember all of the school…

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Black Community Mourns Deaths


Pittsburgh’s Black community came out to support survivors of this weekend’s synagogue shooting as new reports revealed that the shooter hated African-Americans as well as Jews.

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The Pittsburgh Courier interviewed several Black community members who attended a public vigil near the synagogue located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, hours after a gunman killed 11 people.

“I came to show love and support to my brothers and sisters of Squirrel Hill because a tragedy for Squirrel Hill is a tragedy for the whole city. My heart bleeds because I know first hand what it’s like for a loved one to leave home and not come back,” said the Rev. Glenn Grayson of the Hill District’s…

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Trafford native Sylvia Hill Fields directs Pittsburgh foundation


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It is a long way from South Trafford, where Sylvia Hill Fields grew up in the 1960s, to an office in the 50th floor of Pittsburgh’s tallest building.

But the lessons she learned while being raised in a diverse neighborhood by a single mother with strong family ties helped lay the base for a career helping countless people as head of one of the city’s foundations.

“Everybody was there — African-Americans, Irish and Italian. You learned all the different foods and cultures. This is the environment in which I grew up,” said Fields, 63, of Penn Township, who has been the executive director of the Eden Hall Foundation since May 1996.

Her experience growing up in Trafford, one of seven children raised by…

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White Woman Stalks And Calls Police On Man ‘Babysitting While Black’ « CBS Pittsburgh


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MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS Local) — An African-American man caring for two white children was questioned by police Sunday afternoon after a white woman reported his behavior as suspicious.

Corey Lewis, who documented the incident in series of videos on Facebook, said he first noticed the woman in the parking lot of a Walmart in Marietta, Georgia.

Lewis says she asked him if the children were okay. He said she then came back and asked if she could speak with them. Lewis said he told her no. And that’s when she allegedly began to follow them in a Kia sedan.

“We then left to go get gas, she moved closer and waited there,” Lewis told CBS46.

The woman, who remains unidentified, apparently followed Lewis for almost an hour to his home. That’s…

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P.R.I.D.E. Festival Helping African American Children Embrace Their Heritage « CBS Pittsburgh


South Fayette Police Investigating Report Of Suspicious Person Approaching ChildrenSouth Fayette Township Police are investigating a report of a suspicious person approaching children.

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