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Politics Mar 03Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary
Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement.
Politics Feb 252020 Dems back idea of reparations for descendants of slaves
Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro spoke of the need for the U.S. government to reckon with and make up for centuries of…
Nation Feb 09Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario
Black voters who factored prominently in the 2017 election and helped Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam win are feeling betrayed over scandals that have engulfed the state this past week: a governor and attorney general who wore blackface and a lieutenant…
Nation Feb 04Blackface photo spotlights deeply embedded racism in U.S.
Blackface incidents are not only hurtful; they can be harmful when they happen at institutions of higher learning and are perpetrated by people who go on to impact the lives of people of color as decision-makers — from politicians to…
Politics Dec 04What was George H.W. Bush’s record on race?
Lionized upon his death as a man of decency and civility, Bush has a mixed and complicated legacy when it comes to race.
Politics Nov 06A look at the ‘firsts’ from the 2018 midterm elections
The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman. They're among a record number of women contenders and candidates of color that will take office as trailblazers, marking firsts for their race…
Nation Jun 27Officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of teen
"You do not shoot someone in the back if they are not a threat to you," said Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Nation Jun 04Trump cancels visit with Super Bowl champion Eagles, blaming anthem dispute
Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing…
Nation May 02Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $200K program
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.
Nation Apr 19Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from a Starbucks store in Philadelphia, where Robinson has been a customer since he was 15. The video, recorded on a…