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Mummers leadership meet with City Council members over use of blackface

By Michael D'OnofrioPHILADELPHIA -- Mummers leadership appears on board with supporting a proposal floated in City Council that would ban members who take to the streets wearing blackface in the annual parade.“If it takes...
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Wolf underlines veto threat as divided Pa. Senate passes bill blocking admin effort to...

The Pennsylvania Senate passed the legislation, from Sen. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, 28-21 in a near-party line vote.

Harrisburg’s new monument a testament to 15th and 19th amendment and the old 8th...

The new monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted the right to vote, respectively to African Americansand women.

Pennsylvania lawmaker aims to stamp out hair-based discrimination

Backers say the anti-discrimination bill would improve equity in education, employment, housing and other public programs.

Where are all the Hispanic executives? How Pittsburgh explains the gap | Analysis

Pittsburgh is the only large city in the U.S. to nearly reach equity. Hispanics comprise 1.3 percent of the city’s executive workforce and 1.4 percent of its overall labor market.

‘There’s always room for improvement,’ says Penn State/Hershey exec honored for LGBTQ leadership

Bill Krenz is one of the leaders of the LGBTQ and Allies Affinity Resource Network Group at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

How one Harrisburg woman is helping city youth achieve their post-high school dreams |...

Have you ever heard the saying "It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at?”That saying means a lot to me because I am only one vessel who can only achieve so much positive...

Without an overhaul, has time passed the Equal Rights Amendment by? | Fletcher McClellan

Ironically, on the eve of an end to a century-long struggle, ERA may no longer be the answer to bigotry. It needs new language and broader consciousness.

The Supreme Court DACA decision isn’t just about Dreamers. It’s about whether Trump has...

Trump’s position on Dreamers has shifted over time: From saying they are “absolutely incredible kids” to claiming “some are very tough, hardened criminals.”

In Philly, luncheon pays tribute to activists, local officials who walk in MLK’s footsteps

The Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Nonviolence on Monday celebrated public officials and community activists for their work in social, economic and educational justice.