Mummers leadership meet with City Council members over use of blackface

BY: - January 28, 2020

By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — 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 that, we’re for it. We’re not against sanctions,” said Mummers Comic Division President Richard Porco on Tuesday. Porco’s comments […]

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney threatens to end Mummers Parade if they don’t stop wearing blackface

BY: - January 23, 2020

Kenney, a former Mummer himself, warned Mummers leadership that if they fail to commit to changes, city officials will consider other alternatives.

Philly Mayor Kenney mum on ‘additional penalties’ for Mummers who wore blackface

BY: - January 2, 2020

The city issued a strongly worded statement condemning the use of blackface by a pair of men in the Froggy Carr Wench Brigade during the 120th annual event.