racial disparity Antwon Rose's Death Can Reignite Painful Memories For People Of Color By Sarah Boden • Jul 10, 2018 Sarah Boden / WESA News The death of black teenager Antwon Rose at the hands of a white police officer has been a catalyst for social activism in Pittsburgh, and might also stir up past trauma for people of color. Young Black Children Are Twice As Likely To Commit Suicide As Their White Peers By Kathleen J. Davis • May 29, 2018 Tony Dejak / AP The suicide rate among young black children is double that of their white peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Carnegie Mellon University statistician. Black Americans Living Longer, More Whites Fatally Overdosing, Pitt Study Finds By Sarah Boden • Apr 30, 2018 Damian Dovarganes / AP Black Americans are living longer lives than they were a quarter century ago. Why Has The Opioid Crisis Prompted Far More Compassion Than The Crack Epidemic of the Past? By An-Li Herring • Apr 20, 2018 Barry Sweet / AP Listen Listening... / 4:29 Ekow Yankah, a professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York, speaks with 90.5 WESA's An-Li Herring about the significance of race in today's response to the opioid crisis. The opioid crisis has prompted a reckoning with the devastating effects of joblessness and isolation throughout rural and post-industrial America. Despite Some Victories, Racial Disparities Persist Among Pittsburgh Public Schools Students By Sarah Schneider • Nov 14, 2017 Sarah Schneider / 90.5 WESA In its latest annual report sent to 30,000 homes in the city, A+ Schools is drawing attention to persistent disparities within Pittsburgh Public Schools. As City Awaits Amazon HQ2 Answer, Peduto Says Growth Should Benefit All Pittsburghers By Kevin Gavin • Nov 1, 2017 Keith Srakocic / AP Listen Listening... / 4:25 Mayor Bill Peduto tells 90.5 WESA's Kevin Gavin there's a "very strong correlation between being black in Pittsburgh and inequity." As Pittsburgh continues trying to grow its tech sector, including a bid for Amazon’s second North American headquarters, Mayor Bill Peduto said he's conscious about ensuring that rising tide lifts all boats. Black Girls, Who Often Have History Of Trauma, Are 11 Times More Likely To Encounter Justice System By An-Li Herring • Oct 30, 2017 An-Li Herring / 90.5 WESA Listen Listening... / 6:39 Black girls in the Pittsburgh region are 11 times more likely than white girls to have contact with the juvenile justice system, according to a 2016 study, Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Advocates Push For Limiting Suspensions In Early Grades, While PPS Board Weighs Options By Sarah Schneider • Jun 21, 2017 Sarah Schneider / 90.5 WESA Listen Listening... / 4:22 By eighth grade, Christian Carter had been suspended from school a dozen times. The first time was in 3rd grade for what he described as questioning his teacher. Most were for one or two days.