Father Dam Nguyen presides over the flock at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Sorrowful Virgin in the South Hills town of Whitehall. Several in the congregation share his Vietnamese heritage, and more often these days he finds himself given the joyful task of presiding at the marriage or baptism of one of their…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Global City
Kudos to historian Barbara Burstin for producing “Steel City Jews: A History of Pittsburgh and its Jewish Community, 18401915.” For 10 years the author toiled alone, without a publisher, to create a labor of love that relates the early history of our city in the context of the Jewish experience.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Burstin’s tale is one of exploration, assimilation and leadership
Renaissance, schmenaissance. To read Joe W. Trotter and Jared N. Day’s new book, “Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh Since World War II,” is to realize an inconvenient truth. The skies above our city may have cleared, but racial inequities of generations past still cast a pall on the quality of life…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading “Race and Renaissance” shows the tarnish on Pittsburgh’s progress
“Jews are just like everybody else, only more so,” Wyoming Benjamin Paris* liked to say. He was an authority on the subject of chutzpah, and the star of his Hill District basketball team — a team with no uniforms or name.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring/​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh’s most famous ethnic neighborhood
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