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Muslim discrimination

By Sean McKeag Point Park News Service Twenty-two-year-old Reem Hobeld in her native garb was at the beverage station at the Pittsburgh Burger Company in the waterfront when a man yelled, “Hey friend! Why do you have that thing on your head? Ain’t you American?” The “thing” that this man referred to was the hijab, or the head scarf for... Read More

Outsourced from India

By Andrew Goldstein Point Park News Service Inside the Indian boutique, Shingar, the eyes are besieged by a myriad of colors extending beyond the rainbow from the clothing racks packed with saris, sherwanis and kurtas, and glass cases filled with bangles, bindis and other traditional Indian jewelry. The heavy smell of incense permeates every corner of the store and swathes... Read More

Charles Hall: setting his own beat

No longer chasing record deals, local percussionist focuses on job as assistant at Point Park, his music By Alex Stumpf Point Park News Service For Charles Hall, sitting on a stool in a corner dance room feverishly pounding his congas in Kiesha Lalama’s jazz dance class at Point Park University is not a direct way of chasing a dream, but... Read More