racism

About 100 demonstrators protested at Philadelphia Police headquarters.
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Paul Kurtz
June 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Under the watchful eyes of police officers and commanders — and that famous statue of a caring officer holding a child — about 100 people formed a circle around the marker, demanding justice. In the wake of an investigation that revealed past and present Philly...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ten Philadelphia police officers who have been under investigation for posting racist and derogatory messages on social media have now been pulled from duty, following the release of hundreds of such messages by watchdog research group The Plain View Project ...
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Joann Woodson
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Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2019 - 10:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There used to be a prevailing myth that no black men participated in D-Day — by far one of the most important days of World War II. But a closer look reveals that some African-American soldiers played a key role on Omaha Beach, and their stories still remain largely...
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Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
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Dan Wing
June 04, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's police commissioner has responded to the discovery of racist, violent and sexist comments allegedly posted on Facebook by hundreds of the city's police officers. The Plain View Project compiled the comments in a database, which includes thousands of...
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Sephora
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June 03, 2019 - 1:13 pm
By Hollie Silverman, CNN Business (CNN) — Sephora will close all locations Wednesday to hold diversity training for its staff after R&B singer SZA accused the store of racial profiling in April. The cosmetic retailer announced on May 23 that every store, distribution center and corporate office...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting.
Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP
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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Gov. Ralph Northam
Steve Helber/AP, file
May 22, 2019 - 2:24 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in...
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Alex Jones
Jose Luis Magana/AP, file
May 17, 2019 - 5:16 pm
(Associated Press) — A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that became hijacked by far-right extremists. U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald...
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Delivery
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report released this week by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention found that three out of five pregnancy-related deaths in America are preventable. Jefferson University Hospital maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jason Baxter, who also serves on...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com
April 26, 2019 - 3:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy has banned the Mississippi state flag from the annual flag-raising tradition at Liberty State Park. It will be replaced with an American flag. The tradition raises all state flags in the park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty from Jersey City, every...
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