Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus decries racist video at Philly Catholic school; Students expelled

BY: - February 14, 2023

"Our students are mirroring the political vitriol and uncivil discourse displayed by adults," the caucus said in a statement.

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Philadelphia, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol on Monday, March 29, 2022 (Capital-Star photo).

Rep. Donna Bullock shares Pa. Legislative Black Caucus’ priorities for 2023

BY: - February 6, 2023

Police reforms, passage of the CROWN Act and raising the minimum wage are key goals this year.

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman speaks during a voting rights roundtable sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday, 10/26/22 (Screen Capture).

‘We will have to be ready,’ to protect elections every day, Black lawmakers warn | Thursday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2022

Less than two weeks from Election Day, voting rights stayed on the docket. And a new poll showed leads for top Democratic hopefuls.

‘Tired of talking’: Advocates call on Legislature to address environmental justice issues

BY: - October 5, 2022

From transportation infrastructure to historic redlining and illegal dumping, experts and advocates told state lawmakers that they were “tired of talking” and instead wanted action to address environmental justice issues that disproportionately affect communities of color. 

Black Lives Matter protesters march outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Sunday, 6/7/20 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

Data: Black people in Pa. are more than 5 times as likely as whites to be killed by police | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 1, 2021

Black people are 11 percent of Pa.'s population, but they made up 33 percent of the people killed by police between 2013-2020, a new report concludes.

Sen. Art Haywood speaks alongside gun control advocates on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus takes new steps on gun violence reduction | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 17, 2020

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today, February 17, 2020, is Presidents’ Day, a day that we celebrate not only the legacies of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but also those things they fought for: A nation that extended opportunity and freedom to all. And, as we’re so often reminded, the United States doesn’t always live up to that […]