black-history-month

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To really celebrate Black History Month? Start by patronizing Black-owned businesses

BY: - February 5, 2020

Respect yourself by celebrating Black History, by demanding Black employees at white businesses, and most certainly by patronizing Black businesses.

‘His legacy lives on’: K. Leroy Irvis, Pennsylvania’s only black House speaker, remembered

BY: - February 20, 2019

K. Leroy Irvis is remembered as “the Lion of Pennsylvania” — a civil rights champion, incorruptible force for good, and the commonwealth’s first black state House speaker. Perhaps less noted is his great sense of humor. Once, while criticizing the death penalty on the House floor, Irvis was accused of being a “do-gooder” by a […]

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This week, a celebration of everything that’s great about being ‘Black in the ‘Burg’ | Anwar Curtis

BY: - February 15, 2019

(*This column has been updated to accurately identify the organization Young Professionals of Color. It was misidentified in an earlier version.) By Anwar Curtis February is Black History Month. I won’t bore you with the back and forth text expressing my thoughts on why black history is much more than a 28-day celebration. Yet I […]

Honoring ‘The Great Migration,’ Pa. state agencies celebrate Black History Month

BY: - February 14, 2019

The event, in the Forum Auditorium, behind the state Capitol, focused on the legacy of "The Great Migration."