To Live and Die in Pittsburgh

How the death of Antwon Rose symbolizes larger issues with Pittsburgh’s racial legacy

A protest for slain Pittsburgh teen Antwon Rose. Photo by USA Today

Another day, another black youth shot by police. It’s a story we’ve unfortunately become all-too-familiar with.

When first I heard about the story of Antwon Rose, a Black teen from the Greater Pittsburgh area, being shot by Michael Rosfeld, a…



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Marvin DeBose

Marvin DeBose


Philadelphia, born & raised. Writer, reader, part-time runner. Edinboro University, Class of 2011. Bylines: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Blavity, Philly Tribune.