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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 16, 2020 - 10:55 am
A Philadelphia city councilmember wants to add hairstyles to the list of reasons that people cannot be discriminated against under the city's Fair Practices Ordinance. She introduced a bill last week that would make hair discrimination unlawful. Read more here.
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Sixer Tobias Harris visits teachers at Bethune Elementary in Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Sixers forward Tobias Harris surprised teachers at a North Philly elementary school with gift cards — and support. He was there to acknowledge the need for more Black male teachers. Read more here.
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A pedestrian walks by a sign outside of a Wells Fargo bank branch.
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Pat Loeb
December 16, 2019 - 11:57 am
The city of Philadelphia has settled a civil suit it filed against Wells Fargo Bank that alleged Black and Latino borrowers were steered to higher-interest loans. The bank will put $10 million into home-ownership programs for low- and moderate-income residents. Read more here.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School
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John McDevitt
October 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Minority law student groups at the University of Pennsylvania are calling for the dismissal of a professor who they say is offensive. The students claim professor Amy Wax has been delivering remarks that are racist, bigoted and homophobic over the years.
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington.
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 6:01 am
Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.
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Kyle Easley and Bryheim Murray run BK Partners
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Cherri Gregg
October 01, 2019 - 8:19 am
House flipping is big business in Philadelphia. But a pair of home grown real estate investors identified in a recent newspaper article as the latest example of the practice of "exploiting the poor and poorly informed" are defending themselves.
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In Aug. 2, 2019, photo, Hadi Shakuur, CEO and founder of Muzbnb, a home-sharing site for Muslims, poses for a photograph in Washington.
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By See-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writer Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple's booking or doesn't respond to a Muslim woman's inquiry. The dominant brands — Airbnb, Booking.com...
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Sarah Silverman
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August 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Comedian Sarah Silverman has said she was once fired from a movie after producers found a sketch from 2007 in which she wore blackface make-up. In an episode of her former Comedy Central show "The Sarah Silverman Program" that she has said she no longer stands by,...
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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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June 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a...
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1972 Philadelphia Gay Pride march
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Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Stonewall riots represented a shift in the gay liberation movement, people of color within the community also had to battle racism. Their LGBT identity, oftentimes, had to take a back seat. Blackness vs. gayness "Here in Philadelphia, we had our own things...
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