Stories tagged: "race"


Al Oliver, Gene Clines, Manny Sanguillen, seated, and Dave Cash pose for a portrait during an event hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first all-minority lineup to take the field in Major League Baseball history, at the Heinz History Center, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
Pirates in MLB’s 1st Minority Lineup Honored 50 Years Later

50 years after they were part of the first all-minority lineup fielded by a Major League Baseball team, former Pittsburgh Pirates commemorate a feat no one really noticed in the moment.

Commissioner Bull Connor directs the arrest of approximately 25 African American demonstrators in Birmingham, Ala. on April 10, 1963. Singer Al Hibbler who led the protest march, heads the line left background. Connor who directs the police department said Hibbler would not be taken into custody. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
Republicans Want to Rewrite American History With Critical Race Theory Ban

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans want schools across the state to whitewash history with Critical Race Theory ban.

In this image from video, Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) speaks at the US Capitol Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
One Pennsylvania Congressperson Voted Against the AAPI Hate Crimes Bill

Scott Perry voted against the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill, but it still passed the US House of Representatives and was signed into law on Thursday.

Cedric Humphrey asks Joe Biden a question during a town hall on ABC in early October. (Screenshot)
Young Black Voters Could Be the Key to Biden Winning It All

Biden isn't guaranteed their vote, even if they're not going to vote for Trump. How does he reach them?

The Talk
Black Youth Have Heard ‘The Talk.’ It’s Time Everyone Else Did, Too.

Black youth worried about the outcome of the 2016 election. The nation should listen to their concerns as the 2020 election hurtles toward its conclusion.

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Police Killed Another Young Black Man—This Time in Front of His Mother

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of West Philadelphia Monday night, just hours after Philadelphia Police shot and killed a young Black man in the middle of the street.

Second Lady Gisele Fetterman speaks with the press outside of the York County YMCA on Aug. 13, 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Second Lady Gisele Fetterman and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine visited the York County YMCA to announce the findings of the Wolf Administration’s COVID-19 Response Task Force for Health Disparity. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Gov. Wolf Tears into Racist Attack on PA Second Lady Gisele Fetterman as ‘Shameful and Unacceptable’

“Gisele Fetterman spends much of her time devoted to making our state and world a better place and she—and every Pennsylvanian—deserves our respect," Wolf said.