Headed for a state park this Memorial Day Weekend? Get ready for the crowds | Five for the Weekend
Attendance is booming at Pa.'s state parks, officials say. But the usual pandemic rules stay in place.
U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism
House Republicans also argued that the Atlanta measure was partisan and that it blamed former President Donald Trump for the rise in attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
We must join together to stop the hate against Asian Americans. Here’s how you can help | Opinion
If you think that these violent acts just impact the targeted person or Asians, you are wrong. It affects us all.
‘We all belong here’: House, Senate Dems rally against AAPI violence; call for passage of hate crimes bill
More than a week after a gunman in Atlanta killed eight people, six of them Asian-American women, Democrats in the state House and Senate rallied Wednesday in support of Pennsylvania’s Asian-American residents, and called for action on a long-sought package of legislation aimed at fighting hate crimes in the state. “Asians are asking who’s next,” […]
We cannot speak loudly enough against anti-Asian hate | John A. Tures
Every American should realize that an attack on one Asian-American is an attack on all Americans.
In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee
There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.
With extremism resurgent, will Pa. finally pass a tougher hate crimes law? | Friday Morning Coffee
'Hate crimes have become part of American life, the new normal in our country,' a Pittsburgh lawmaker, who's trying to turn the tide, says.
Levine’s policies are fair game for criticism. Attacking her identity is vile bigotry
Speaking up and saying we condemn the hate in our midst is one thing. But unless there's the follow through with action, then it's only a half-measure.
Ahmaud Arbery’s death may spark a hate crimes law In Georgia | John A. Tures
Ahmaud Arbery’s tragic death while jogging may yet produce a new hate crimes law. All Georgians may benefit, as a result.
‘A torrent of hate’: Pa.’s Asian-American community endures COVID-19 backlash | Friday Morning Coffee
"We have been intimidated, spit on, physically attacked. Hundreds of people have come forward, but we know hundreds more go unreported,” advocate says.
COVID-19’s hidden symptom: Among some, it’s an excuse to give into bigotry | Opinion
It is scientific fact that coronavirus does not discriminate based on ethnic background or race.
Pa. awards $5M to help houses of worship, others protect against hate crimes
The grants are designed to prevent attacks such as the one that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018.