Karen Calloway, principal of Kenwood Academy in Chicago, poses Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a portrait outside the Hyde Park neighborhood campus.
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July 31, 2020 - 1:57 pm
School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Read more here.
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Keith Russell, program manager of urban conservation at Audubon Pennsylvania, lowers his binoculars while conducting a breeding bird census, at Wissahickon Valley Park Friday, June 5, 2020 in Philadelphia.
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June 23, 2020 - 12:03 pm
Christian Cooper's encounter with a white woman who targeted him in New York City's Central Park after he told her to leash her dog, which happened on the same day as George Floyd's death at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, has been cited in nationwide protests against systemic...
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This Nov. 23, 2019 photo shows Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Alexis Johnson in Pittsburgh.
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June 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Protesters at Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia called for an end to police in schools, as well as slashing police funding.
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Kimberly Adams
June 15, 2020 - 8:51 am
The ongoing protests of George Floyd's death have prompted conversations about how to eliminate systemic racism. Read more here.
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Fabiana Pierre-Louis
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Mike DeNardo
June 05, 2020 - 1:02 pm
New Jersey made a historic move. Gov. Phil Murphy nominated Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the state Supreme Court — the first black woman who would become a justice on the Garden State’s highest court. Read more here.
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Victoria Onwuchekwa, owner of Chic Afrique Herbals, said she's glad the 43rd annual street festival gives her a platform to share African culture with the world.
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Cherri Gregg
April 29, 2020 - 12:26 pm
The nation's largest African-American street festival has been cancelled because of coronavirus crowd restrictions. Read more here.
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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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