Black Student Union

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Allderdice High School Black Student Union members and alumni described the lives of Breonna Taylor, Antwon Rose Jr., Philando Castile, George Floyd and others killed by police officers Thursday. They spoke about Ahmaud Arbery and other black people killed by white private citizens. They paused after each story and told the large crowd gathered on the school’s lawn to, “say my name.”

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Settlement talks were underway in an ACLU lawsuit against the McKeesport Area School District on Tuesday afternoon, although a resolution didn’t necessarily sound close. 

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The McKeesport Area School District punched back Wednesday against a federal lawsuit that accuses the district and its superintendent of blocking the creation of a black student union. 

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Eleven McKeesport Area High School students allege their school district has blocked the creation of a black student union. Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, they sued the district and its superintendent in federal court last week.