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Extras needed on Pittsburgh set of 'Mindhunter' Season 2

The show is searching primarily for African-Americans to portray hippies, protesters, students and FBI agents. No experience is needed and all ages …
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Nation’s First Festival For Black Beer Brewers Coming To Pittsburgh

The #BlackBeerCulture is making waves in the craft beer industry. A new Pittsburgh-based festival is aiming to unite African-American beer brewers from around the country, The Incline reported.

The festival—dubbed Fresh Fest—is the nation’s first major event created for and by Black brewers, the news outlet writes. Historically, white males have dominated the industry when it comes to ownership, but several Black entrepreneurs are looking to change that. Aware of the lack of diversity on the beer scene, Fresh Fest event organizer Day Bracey wanted to create a space where Black brewers are celebrated and where they can connect to push the movement forward. Fresh Fest will feature 30 breweries from around the country and over 50 beers will be available for sampling.

Many of the…

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South African students visit Pittsburgh through Carlynton program

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As Blessings Mhlope, 14, of Rustenburg, South Africa, shared about the four languages she speaks, Ellie Exler’s jaw dropped.

Exler, 14, who is headed into ninth grade at Carlynton Junior-Senior High School in August, said she’s been taking Spanish for two years and hardly can speak the language.

“Is it hard to learn?” she said, as she leaned in to learn more from her peers from across the globe.

“That takes skill,” added Emma Pointer, 14, who also is headed to ninth grade at Carlynton.

Six students and two chaperones from the St. Augustine Private Christian School in Rustenburg visited Carlynton in July to pilot a youth exchange program between the two schools that has been in talks for years.

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Festivals for African-American kids return to Pittsburgh this summer

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Stunning photo collection shows Pittsburgh life for African Americans shot by Teenie Harris

Using his camera lens to work around the clock, legendary photographer Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris did just that to highlight and showcase his Pittsburgh community in a positive light for more than four decades.

By day, he was out on his beat snapping photos for the Pittsburgh Courier – one of the nation’s oldest and most important Black newspapers – where he worked from 1936 to 1975. And by night, he freelanced as a photographer at nightclubs where he captured beautiful images of music icons like Sammy Davis Jr. or Lena Horne. He also photographed sporting events, weddings, celebrations, fun moments with his family and friends and took portrait images at his studio.

It didn’t seem that he ever stopped capturing life’s moments – in fact, Harris took over 80,000 photos during his lengthy career.

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Mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb asked police to hose down protesters with water cannons

Karen Peconi is the mayor of Arnold, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

Her posts surfaced Monday with messages urging officers to hose down protesters, along with a historic 1963 image of water cannons being used against demonstrators in Alabama, according to CNN affiliate WTAE.
“I’m posting this so the authorities everywhere sees (sic) this … bring the hoses,” Peconi wrote, according to the affiliate. “They don’t care about jobs for PGH … none of them work now. That’s how they can do this at 7 a.m. Very sad.”

Protesters have taken to the streets for days to demand justice in last week’s killing of unarmed African-American teen Antwon Rose by a white police officer in East Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors charged Officer Michael Rosfeld with criminal homicide Wednesday in the death of Rose, who was shot…

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