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FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, center, and Mayor Jim Kenney, 4th left, meet with people in Philadelphia after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd. Outlaw defended her actions during days of widespread protests against police brutality this summer after an independent report harshly criticized her direct decision making. The critique came in a report conducted by two independent firms and released by the city controller's office on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Defends Use of Tear Gas, ‘Less Lethal Munitions’ During Protests

Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending her department and the city's response to days of widespread protests against police brutality last summer.

Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Rice discussed plans for President Biden's racial equity agenda. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
‘We Must Change’: Biden Issues Executive Orders That Aim to Advance Racial Equity

Biden said Tuesday that criminal justice reform is necessary but “isn't nearly enough.” Racial equity "has to be the business of the whole of government,” he added.

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images Photo/Jon Cherry)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.

The Bicentennial Tower is lit for the holidays in 2018. The Tower stands between the Bayfront Parkway and Lake Erie.(Shutterstock)
Why the NAACP Is Suing Over Planned Highway Changes in Erie

The group says the $100 million project will harm the historically Black neighborhoods around it.

According to data from the US Department of Education, students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately subjected to restraints and seclusion in schools.
House Democrats Call for a Ban on Restraints and Seclusion in Schools

Data from the US Department of Education, reveals that students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately affected by the practices.

Andrew Yang speaks to a young Asian American outside of Cafe Clover in Cheltenham, Montgomery County, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (Keystone Photo/Jamyra Perry)
Andrew Yang Campaigns for Biden, Harris in Philadelphia

“Many of the Asian Americans and South Asians that I speak to are very excited about having Kamala as the first Asian American vice president. I think that she is clearly the most diverse vice presidential candidate we've seen in our nation's history,” Yang said.

Biden supporters listen as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Appeals to Black Voters in Philadelphia

“Black voters are showing up in ways that they did not in 2016 and we can take heart in that," said the executive director of BlackPAC.