Artist, Alvin Pettit speaks at the podium as his winning sculpture of Harriet Tubman is unveiled on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia picks winning design for Harriet Tubman statue after controversy over original choice

After receiving pushback for commissioning a white artist without competition to design a statue of the abolitionist, city officials selected a winning design from a field of submissions.

LANCASTER, PA - MAY 20:  Demonstrators attend a counter protest rally, organized by the NAACP, in response of a planned Klu Klux Klan rally to be held nearby May 20, 2017 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A Maryland-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan says it plans to hold a cross lighting in Quarryville, PA.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Report: Pennsylvania Among Top 5 States For Incidents of White Supremacist Propaganda Last Year

According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League, more than 400 incidents of white supremacist propaganda distribution were reported in Pennsylvania last year.

2/6/2007 Reading, PA 200700258- The outside of the A.M.E. Bethel Church building, and an historical marker describing the church.   The Central Pennsylvania African American Museum at 119 N. 10th street in Reading Tuesday afternoon. The Museum is on the top floor of the A.M.E Bethel Church building, which was a stop on the underground railroad. Photo by Ben Hasty (Photo By Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
10 Key Stops on the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania

Black History Month is an ideal time to look at Pennsylvania’s role in helping Black Americans escape enslavement on the Underground Railroad.

In this image from video provided by Jodi Brown, posted to Instagram on Saturday, July 16, 2022, a performer dressed as the character Rosita waves off Brown's daughter and another 6-year-old Black girl at the Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa. (Jodi Brown via AP)
Black Family Sues Sesame Place, Alleging Discrimination

The lawsuit comes in the wake of a viral video showing two other Black girls apparently being snubbed by a costumed employee during a parade at the Bucks County park.

Delaware County Fire Company Disbands After Racial Slur Allegations

Members of the Briarcliffe Fire Company in Darby Township were allegedly overheard discussing how the time had come to leave the township because Black residents were moving into the area.

Pennsylvania State troopers pull over vehicles on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020,  along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Breezewood, Pa. Police around the country are reporting that as roads and highways emptied during the pandemic, some remaining drivers took advantage by pushing well past the speed limit. It's a trend that statistics show is continuing even as states reopen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania State Police Settle Suit Alleging They Profiled Hispanic Drivers

The ACLU accused police of aggressively questioning motorists and their passengers about their immigration statuses without cause or justification, and holding them for federal immigration officers.

An employee of the Philadelphia Commissioners Office asks a voter a series of Covid-19 health questions at a satellite election office before he is allowed to enter to deposit his ballot at Overbrook High School on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. The city of Philadelphia has opened several satellite election offices and more are slated to open in the coming weeks where voters can drop off their mail in ballots before Election Day. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Poll: Voting Equality Concerns Are on the Rise

Democratic lawmakers are concerned about equality as it pertains to voting rights, and have attempted to pass bills to combat that with little success.