Ice cream shops, machine politics, and the unfinished struggle of Pa.’s first Black legislator

BY: - February 28, 2021

According to the Harrisburg Star-Independent, 300 Black Philadelphians accompanied Bass to march as part of a parade welcoming a new governor — and the newly elected legislators such as Bass — to the capital city on Jan. 17.


Hbg biz group launches push to help Black-owned businesses | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 19, 2021

Pennsylvania's Capital City is rich with Black-owned businesses. Here's your chance to help them survive and thrive.


How public schools fail to recognize Black prodigies | Opinion

BY: - February 17, 2021

Anti-Black bias and lack of teacher referrals are keeping Black students out of gifted school programs, a scholar suggests.


John Brown was a violent crusader, but he blazed a moral path Lincoln followed to end slavery | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2021

Too often dismissed as a failed zealot, Brown was an unconventional anti-slavery leader who blazed a trail that Abraham Lincoln would follow just a few years later.


How Ghana’s former president pioneered heritage tourism in his own country – and why it matters | Opinion

BY: - February 12, 2021

It united Africans and African descendant people living in the diaspora.


School segregation fights didn’t just happen in the South | Opinion

BY: - February 11, 2021

The 'Harlem 9' made nationwide headlines for their own school desegregation fight. Their work remains unfinished,


Celebrate Black history and support Black businesses 24/7/365 | Michael Coard

BY: - February 11, 2021

There is no better way to celebrate Black history than by promoting Black power. Respect yourself by doing it every day.


Why a shootout between Black Panthers and law enforcement 50 years ago still matters today | Opinion

BY: - February 10, 2021

It's a reminder that criminalizing Black political activism while accommodating white protesters is still very much with us today.


Amanda Gorman’s poetry shows why spoken word belongs in school | Opinion

BY: - February 5, 2021

Spoken word poetry can help students find their voices and even learn skills needed to pass standardized tests.