Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Doctor Recognized for Leading the Charge to Fight COVID in Philadelphia’s Underserved Neighborhoods

More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 through the efforts of Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

This Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Bucks County. The school has made headlines over its use of a racial slur against American Indians as the mascot for its sports teams. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Coming Soon: A Bill to Ban Racist American Indian Names, Imagery in PA Schools

State Rep. Chris Rabb said he hopes to propose the bill before Thanksgiving.

Ed Gainey speaks to supporters at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts after winning the election for mayor of Pittsburgh during his election night returns watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Democrat Gainey beat Republican candidate Tony Moreno. Gainey will become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Gets First Black Mayor in Ed Gainey

History was made in Pittsburgh as voters elected Democrat Ed Gainey the first Black mayor of Pennsylvania's second-most populous city.

Pennsylvania billionaires
A Tale of Two Pandemics: One For Billionaires, One For Everyone Else

From Dick Yuengling to Urban Outfitters owner Richard Hayne, Pennsylvania’s billionaires have seen their fortunes grow during the pandemic.

Elaine Pivinski (Courtesy Franklin Hill Vineyards)
Meet the OG of Pennsylvania’s Women-Owned Wineries

Elaine Pivinski started Franklin Hill Vineyards with one row of grapes in 1976. Today, the operation includes a winery, a distillery, and three retail shops.

PA Rep. Summer Lee (D) speaks on stage during a keynote discussion of the Netroots Nation progressive grassroots convention in Philadelphia on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
With US Rep. Mike Doyle’s Retirement, PA Rep. Summer Lee Announces Bid for Congress

Lee, a progressive attorney from Braddock, is the first Black woman to represent southwest Pennsylvania in the state Legislature.

State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Mary Isaacson (both D-Philadelphia) lead a hearing on Pennsylvania's HIV criminalization laws on Oct. 6, 2021. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
What You Probably Don’t Know About HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania Will Scare You

A recent hearing on HIV criminalization laws in Pennsylvania shed light on the stigma those living with HIV are forced to endure.