Stories tagged: "Malcolm Kenyatta"


Rachel Levine fist bumps Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the end of her confirmation hearing before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
Senate Confirms Levine, Who is Now the Nation’s Highest Ranking Transgender Official

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a government position in the nation’s history.

Rachel Levine, nominated to be an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
US Sen. Rand Paul Criticized for Transphobic Question of Dr. Rachel Levine

Pennsylvania’s former Secretary of Health could be the first Senate-confirmed transgender official in the nation’s history.

State representative Malcolm Kenyatta, a Black man, wears a gray suit and tie, and holds his right hand over his heart as he sings the National Anthem.
State Rep. Kenyatta to Run for US Senate in 2022

Kenyatta, the grandson of the late civil rights activist Muhammad I. Kenyatta, is the latest candidate to join what is likely to be a crowded race.

In this image from video, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
Democratic Leaders Call on US Rep. Perry to Resign Over Involvement in Trump Scheme

Gov. Tom Wolf called Perry's involvement a "disgrace."

Pennsylvania Capitol Building
State Rep.: Plan to Create Election Review Panel ‘Would Be a Fatal Blow to Our Democracy’

The panel would have funding and subpoena power to review the fall election. Some officials fear it could interfere with the election.

Image of Rep. Brian Sims via screengrab
Pennsylvania Dems Call for Investigation After State GOPers Cover Up Positive COVID Test

“Whoever knew this in the Republican leadership and did not inform the broader membership and staff, they need to resign immediately."