Viola Davis won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in "Fences." "Here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed and exulted the ordinary people,” Davis said. That was the only Academy Award for the film Sunday night. Actor Denzel Washington lost best actor to Casey Affleck of "Manchester by the Sea," and the film lost best picture to "La La Land" — err, "Moonlight."
On Sunday, hundreds of people mourned Ramadhan Mohamed as police still search for two of the four suspects in a Tuesday beating that led to Mohamed’s death, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. According to the PG, fundraising efforts surpassed $13,000 to help with funeral expenses. Mohamed’s death left the Somali Bantu community concerned that harassment, bullying and violence has increased since the election, per Public Source. “When we came to this country, we were promised that the killing was over," one man told Public Source.
In addition to beating the Flyers on Saturday night, the Penguins announced during the game that the team’s foundation, PPG and the NHL are donating the funds to create a year-round hockey center, KDKA reported. The $100,000 donation will turn South Park Ice Skating Rink into a year-round hockey center with an NHL regulation-sized rink.
Pitt's Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center is hosting an evening of mini lessons in 12 languages, including American Sign Language, Persian and Quechua. The six mini lessons are each 15 minutes long.
Where: William Pitt Union Ballroom at 3959 Fifth Ave. (Oakland)
When: February 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
It was a problem that Jim Wrubel ran into over and over. So he decided to make an app to help him solve it. Cue Beer Goggles: Launch the app and take a photo of the tap list, and the app tells you about each beer. Turns out others shared Wrubel's predicament: “The response I got back was, ‘You may have solved a problem that I’ve had for years.’"
You've probably seen the Rouge NASA t-shirts or the ones with Smokey the Bear's "Resist" hat. But did you know they were made by a Pittsburgh company? The Allegheny Front talked to the owners of Cotton Bureau, who said they weren't planning to be political: “We didn’t come out as a company in favor of Hillary Clinton. We’re coming out against Donald Trump.”