Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today | Opinion
The year 2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year to revisit Scott-Heron’s “Whitey on the Moon.”
3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students | Opinion
As a scholar who studies how STEM educators can more effectively reach Black students, I want to help all people develop an understanding of how anti-Black racism is a significant barrier for Black students learning STEM.
Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard
With friends like the Democratic City Committee, who needs Trump/Rizzo Republican enemies?
Will Philly NAACP boss who shared anti-Semitic meme run for another term at the top? He’s not saying
“[Muhammad] has not indicated to me that he’s planning to run or is not planning to run,” said Cofield, a member of the national NAACP board of directors.
Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A long history of medical abuse suggests why | Opinion
Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white people, Blacks are the racial group least enthusiastic to get the vaccine.
How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America | Opinion
Mapping is part of the broader Black creative tradition and political struggle.
What I learned when I recreated the famous ‘doll test’ that looked at how Black kids see race | Opinion
A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.
Racial tensions and resentment persist in Philly courts, judge and civil rights attorney say
A Philadelphia judge and a local civil rights lawyer are raising the alarm over an ongoing culture of racial resentment and tensions inside the city’s court system.
Duquesne U. prof put on leave after using ‘N’-word multiple times in video class with student
A Duquesne University student who asked to remain anonymous told Pittsburgh City Paper that the professor who said the n-word was Gary Shank of the university’s School of Education.
Western Pa. judge who used racial slurs, inappropriate comments charged with violating judicial code of conduct
In the complaint, the board alleges that Fifth District Judge Mark V. Tranquilli undermined “both public confidence in the judiciary and its reputation” and called for Tranquilli’s interim suspension during the case.
Why we need to unpack the word ‘race’ and find new language | Opinion
By Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin Race-thinking has been discredited for decades. But it is still with us. Yet race is a historical contingency, not a state of nature. One of the most sinister things about race is that its sibling, racism, not only lasts, but continues to grow. Race has so co-opted our […]
Pa.’s African-American, Jewish-American communities are united in the fight for justice | Opinion
The past collaboration in the fight against oppression between our communities has strengthened African-Americans and Jewish-Americans alike.