2020 Mummers Parade
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has made a veiled threat to the annual Mummers Parade in protesting the New Year's Day incident in which two mummers wore blackface. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Philadelphia City Council has been back in session for one day and already has dozens of bills and resolutions before it. Read more now.
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In Depth
KYW In Depth
January 10, 2020 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia's New Year's Day parade made headlines yet again after two Mummers were seen wearing blackface. Read more here.
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Members of the Froggy Carr club march during the Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 02, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The Mummers Parade's record of racist parody turned up again this year, and a former mummer — who has since left the tradition after learning about its racist origins — believes the bigotry needs to come to an end. Read more here.
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Froggy Carr club dressed with a Flyer's theme during the Mummer's Parade.
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Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Philadelphia welcomed the New Year the exuberant way it always does: with thousands of people lined South Broad Street to watch the mummer's strut and perform. But an unfortunate incident marred the festivities.
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Teacher wears blackface
November 04, 2019 - 2:31 pm
A high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave in California after he wore blackface to school on Halloween. Read more here.
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Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2001, wearing "brownface," during a scrum on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 9:05 am
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday following publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:30 am
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos from their university days.
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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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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting.
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June 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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