Watch: What is civil disobedience, and what role does it play in Pittsburgh?

The age-old conversation about civil disobedience was revived again in Pittsburgh this summer after the June 19 killing of Antwon Rose II at the hands of a police officers was captured and shared with the world. Activists and residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas banded together to call for accountability and justice. Protesters made noise and blocked roads, disrupting traffic and other daily activities.

Mentoring Tahlia’s ambition: How mentors can turn despondence into purpose.

When Tahlia Smith entered high school in 2014, she was under the impression that high school was the place where teenagers learn how to become real adults. She was excited. She imagined she would learn how to develop a career and fill out her income taxes. Her teachers would be master thought facilitators. And she would undergo serious preparation for her future, both personal and professional.